Computer Systems Engineer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 13, 2021
Full Time
Computer Systems Engineer

George Mason University, Information Technology Services (ITS) - located on the Fairfax, Va., campus-invites applications for a Computer Systems Engineer position within the Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Cloud, Compute & Storage Engineering team. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position: The successful applicant will be a key member of a technical team responsible for enterprise systems engineering with a focus on building and deploying new solutions from the university enterprise technology portfolio. This position is a subject matter expert in compute, storage, system virtualization, and cloud technologies with a focus on Linux/Unix systems engineering.

Responsibilities: * Manage assigned computing services and resources; * Develop and recommend options for service and system performance improvement; * Develop procedures and documentation to support operations; * Collaborate with enterprise customers and various teams to develop and deploy new solutions to business problems using known technologies from the university enterprise technology portfolio; * Collaborate with other EIS teams on development and testing of new technologies, system designs or capabilities for the university enterprise technology portfolio; * Function as an escalation layer for operations teams to resolve complex issues.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in a technology-related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Ability to work cooperatively and enthusiastically with a diverse team of people, such as demonstrating successful outcome from such collaboration; * Ability to interact with people to create excellent customer service experiences; * Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; * Demonstrated expertise in managing enterprise Linux computing resources; * Demonstrated experience in a systems administration or engineering role, providing support in a multi-user enterprise Linux environment; * Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; * Working knowledge of system virtualization, hypervisor, and orchestration technologies; * Functional ability to build scripts or programs to support automated administration; * Ability to work independently and manage multiple concurrent tasks; * Experience providing customer technical support; * Must be eligible to work in secure computing environments that process and store restricted data, including information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Preferred Qualifications: * Expert ability to build scripts or programs to support automated administration; * Demonstrated expertise in managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux computing resources; * Red Hat or other Linux System Administration Certifications; * Three or more years' experience in a systems administration or engineering role, providing support in a multi-user enterprise environment; * Working knowledge of configuration management systems, such as Puppet or Ansible; * Working knowledge of authentication systems, such as LDAP, Kerberos, AD, ADFS, CAS, or Shibboleth; * Familiar with networking technologies and concepts; * System/Network Administration or Design Certifications; * Advanced Degree in a technology-related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Experience leading an information technology implementation project.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. We have tuition waivers; telecommuting (typically one day a week) and flextime schedules; facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 00896z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references. References must include name, email address and phone number.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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