Systems Administrator

Washington, DC
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Salary: $58,740.35 - $90,870.87
Created: April 7, 2022


GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

Systems Administrators at GW work closely with a broad range of partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. GWLAI’s Systems Administrator is responsible for servers that support the research lifecycle; data analysis; software development; stewardship of resources; management, development, description, and digitization of collections; which illuminate GW’s specialized, unique, and archival content.  They partner with other libraries across the region to provide GWLAI with a reliable, secure, and flexible server infrastructure. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core functions of the library while exercising expertise in their particular area of practice. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Deploys, configures and maintains Ubuntu servers to support web applications

  • Maintains current knowledge of security related trends, industry standards, and implements IT infrastructure best practices. 

  • Automates workflows to support agile deployment of software

  • Prepares technical documentation, conducting training for users

  • Monitors the availability and performance of the GWLAI production systems

  • Manages SSL certificates for GWLAI servers

  • Serves as a technical representative at the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).  WRLC is a consortium of research Libraries in Washington DC which supports and enhances the library and information services of its constituent members.

  • Configures single-sign-on for web applications using SAML

  • Communicates clearly to audiences with different levels of technical expertise

  • Coordinates and responds to incidents when they occur and provides timely updates to all technology stakeholders

  • Works with other GWU and WRLC professionals to improve processes, evolve systems, and think strategically to advance our technology infrastructure.


Published: Thursday, April 7, 2022 15:35 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2022 15:35 UTC