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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Computer Science
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E3

Working with faculty in the Department of Computer Science (CS), maintain and upgrade the department’s computing environment to support the teaching and research goals of the department. Provide technology support for CS faculty and students. Manage CS department teaching and research labs, with 40+ workstations running UNIX/Linux, HPC systems, and several robots. Deploy lab computer images, install software applications, and maintain hardware. Maintain department servers and virtualized servers. Provide tier 2 Linux support for CS Department and College faculty.

Qualifications: BS/BA (IT-related field preferred), minimum three years experience in systems administration, preferably in an academic setting, in a UNIX/Linux networked environment. Working knowledge of Linux on a wide array of platforms, along with knowledge of systems administration automation, experience with backups, RAID storage, NFS, ZFS, virtualization, monitoring tools, email, wikis, Apache, HTML, firewalls, and multiuser remote access via SSH and other tools, supporting programming languages, IDEs, drop boxes, version control, and SQL databases. Knowledge of Windows Active Directory preferred. Superior troubleshooting skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work efficiently and cooperatively with a diverse group of faculty and students, must be willing to provide support during non-working hours, and coordinate coverage with ITS during vacations. Persons interested in applying should upload a letter of application, current resume, and names/telephone numbers of 3-5 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Aaron Cass, Chair of Computer Science, at cschair@union.edu.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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