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Systems Administrator

Apply now Job no: 506021
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Submillimeter Wave Tech Lab
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a talented Systems Administrator to maintain its enterprise server systems and storage, desktop workstations, and network infrastructure for its 25 employees. STL is a vibrant, forward-looking Laboratory that runs a nationally recognized radar-modeling program supporting signature collection efforts for US Army, Air Force, Navy, and FFRDC sponsors.

The position will draw on a wide range of skills from basic computer and network troubleshooting to systems administration of STL’s 200 terabyte, network isolated, data center and workstations. STL operates 30 servers, three networks, and 60 workstations, running Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems and uses technologies that include VMware, Windows Servers (AD, GP, WSUS, DNS, DHCP), Veeam, ExaGrid, Dell EqualLogic, WSUS, CrashPlan, 10GbE, and air-gap networks. Application and server system updating and reconfiguration are a regular occurrence in order to ensure DoD compliance (FIPS, DFARS, NISPOM, CMMC) of our networks and systems. 

The ideal candidate will have prior experience with Windows servers, VMware vSphere and ESXi virtualization, enterprise class hardware, and the unique challenges of top-to-bottom systems administration. The individual will play a key role in assisting senior staff maintain a strong cybersecurity posture for our DoD compliant infrastructure, so experience with CIS, SANS, or NIST cybersecurity is a plus. Experience with maintaining isolated corporate intranets is desired. A strong desire to learn and implement new but proven technologies is a must. 

General Responsibilities Include:

  • VMware vSphere 6.0 and higher administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 through 2019 administration
  • Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DCHP administration
  • Multi-tier enterprise storage hardware and D2D2T disaster prevention
  • Windows 7 and 10 workstation administration and maintenance
  • General client/server application installation and maintenance
  • Systems troubleshooting and hardware maintenance
  • Computer inventory and specifications tracking
  • Serve as STL liaison to UMass Lowell Central IT
  • Implementation of dynamic cybersecurity requirements 

 Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:

  • BA or BS in Information Technology (IT), or HS diploma/GED equivalent with 4+ years IT experience PLUS

Experience:

  • 2+ years experience with VMware and Windows Server 2008-2019, Windows 7 and Windows 10 client administration, and some MacOS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enterprise level server administration for high availability, mission-critical data storage and disaster prevention/recovery
  • Experience with Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, ESXi, iSCSI, Veeam, ExaGrid, EqualLogic, WSUS, and air-gapped and network-isolated intranet operation
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS
  • Enterprise class storage hardware and technologies experience
  • Experience with common Linux distributions and dedicated hardware firewall technologies is desirable
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

Additional Considerations:

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as with a technically diverse engineering team. The ideal candidate will also be highly motivated and have solid interpersonal and deadline management skills. The individual must be comfortable with occasional work on ladders and overnight travel within the U.S. approx. one week per year.
  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Department of Defense Secret level Security Clearance within 3 months of hire and maintain the clearance for the length of employment.
  • Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 

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