Linux Systems Administrator

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Created: June 13, 2014


Job Description

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media within the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University is seeking a full-time Systems Administrator to maintain and grow the technical infrastructure of the center that includes 23 servers and a complex set of networked connections, storage, databases, software, programming languages, and operating systems. The Systems Administrator must also be able to support dozens of computers used by the center’s staff, and ensure the security and uptime of a major technical operation.


The Systems Administrator manages at least one assistant position and provides individual technology consulting services to developers across the organization. The Systems Administrator is involved with the center’s senior staff in planning and setting technology policies and standards.

Skills & Requirements
  •     Experience administering production CentOS/RHEL Linux servers in a multiuser environment;
  •     Experience maintaining high-traffic PHP/MySQL Web sites;
  •     Strong knowledge of Apache, PHP, MySQL administration, Linux security practices (i.e., permissions, iptables, IDS), system monitoring (e.g., Nagios), shell scripting, HA practices (e.g., load balancing, cluster filesystems), DNS administration, and Web site optimization;
  •     Experience installing server hardware (i.e., servers, routers, RAID storage); and
  •     Excellent troubleshooting abilities (e.g., quickly diagnosing and fixing broken Web sites).

About Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Since 1994, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. The center itself is a democratic, collaborative space where over fifty scholars, developers, designers, and researchers work together to advance the state of the art.

RRCHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Each year RRCHNM’s many project websites receive over 20 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research.

Employees at RRCHNM have access to a full complement of benefits, which includes health insurance, retirement benefits, and 12 credits of tuition remission per year.

George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region. The university’s more than 1,300 full-time instructional and research faculty members are experts in a broad range of fields. The majority of the university’s more than 32,000 students are from Virginia; however, all 50 states and Washington, D.C., as well as 130 countries, are represented in the student body. While full-time undergraduates make up the largest student group, part-time graduate and undergraduate students account for nearly half of the student population

How to apply

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01433z at where they can submit an online application and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 15:29 UTC

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