Systems Administrator

Princeton, NJ
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7425
Department Princeton Neuroscience Inst
Category Information Technology
Date Posted 5/2/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Part-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and the Seung Lab have an opening for a Systems Administrator to support the faculty, researchers and students. The Systems Administrator will report directly to the PNI IT Manager.

This is a part time, one year term position with the possibility for renewal and full time hours, contingent upon performance and funding. Specific hours for this position are flexible during the workday and can be discussed upon interview.


Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Install, configure, and repair local workstations and servers.
  • Manage and support cloud infrastructure and services on AWS and GCloud.
  • Assist and support users using Linux/UNIX, Mac, Windows, and VM environments.
  • Write and maintain scripts to automate system administration functions.
  • Install, manage and maintain various web applications and databases.
  • Manage disk storage systems.
  • Attend appropriate on campus system administration related meetings as recommended by supervisor.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5 years of experience with technologies in this job description.
  • Extensive Linux desktop and server experience.
  • Extensive AWS and GCloud experience, especially with configuration management, server orchestration, and vendor service integrations.
  • Ability to research hardware and software issues.
  • Characteristics of the successful candidate include an exemplary customer service attitude, strong initiative, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, attention to detail, and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DevOps methodology, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, C/C++, Javascript, Julia.
  • Proficiency in GPU and Xeon Phi High Performance Computing cluster setup and usage.
  • Experience in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and using Linux/UNIX standard systems and software applications.
  • Familiarity with Linux desktop, with Red Hat kickstart, rpms, yum, ldap, email servers, firewalls.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

AIT, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

One year term with possibility of renewal

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Connect With Us! Join our Talent Network to receive updates about working at Princeton.

Princeton University requires all candidates to complete a background check successfully prior to the start of employment. The type and extent of background checks may vary depending on job requirements and/or functions.

If you have questions or comments regarding the iCIMS Privacy Policy or iCIMS FAQs, please contact

Go to our careers site.