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System Engineer I

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title System Engineer I
Position Status Administrative Exempt Positions
Basic Function

The System Engineer I is responsible for support, monitoring services and day-to-day operations of WPI’s Linux based systems. The candidate must coordinate with fellow Systems Engineers and ITS staff to implement standards and procedures to ensure repeatable processes that enable highly available systems.

Posting Date 09/11/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

• Perform server management duties including installation and configuration of servers, maintenance of user accounts, backup procedures, and system security.
• Responsible for the deployment, configuration and maintenance of virtual machines.
• Responsible for triage and troubleshooting of UNIX mail system.
• Responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of single sign-on integrations.
• Responsible for logical volume management, quota enforcement, directory expansion and permissions management.
• Responsible for day to day operations of backup and archival operations.
• Provide Linux support for WPI community.
• Provide support, maintenance and performance monitoring of the assigned systems infrastructure.
• Author and maintain documentation and contact lists of assigned systems and the interactions and dependencies between systems.
• Participate in change management processes, work with ITS staff to identify and manage risks, gaps, and competing priorities involving the systems managed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


• BS in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in order to provide the necessary understanding and management along with 2-5 years’ experience in similar or related work.
• A thorough knowledge of Linux RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS.
• A thorough knowledge of patch management processes.
• Experience with VMware Administration.
• Experience with LDAP, UNIX mail and file system management.
• The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all users.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents