The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (rrchnm.org) at George Mason University is seeking an innovative, full-time Systems Administrator to work in a dynamic digital humanities center. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among it's faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department: RRCHNM is a small team of software developers, designers, and historians that develops open-source software and platforms and that creates freely available online resources for teachers, scholars, and the public. The Systems Administrator will play a vital role in supporting a technology infrastructure that provides historical and educational content for millions of users as a public good.
Responsibilities: The Systems Administrator will maintain and grow the technical infrastructure of the center that includes over a dozen servers that received over 26 million visits in 2016, and a complex set of networked connections, storage, databases, software, programming languages, and operating systems. The Systems Administrator will be an integral part of our ongoing sustainability and digital preservation efforts, and will be responsible for ensuring the security and uptime of a major technical operation.
Experience administering production CentOS/RHEL Linux servers and a high availability cluster in a multiuser environment;
Strong knowledge of Apache, PHP, MySQL administration, Linux security practices (i.e., permissions, iptables, IDS), system monitoring, shell scripting, high availability practices (e.g., load balancing, clustered filesystems), DNS administration, and website optimization;
Experience addressing security needs across servers and websites;
Experience installing server hardware (e.g., servers, routers, RAID storage); and
Excellent troubleshooting abilities (e.g., quickly diagnosing and fixing broken websites).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 46015
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