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Systems Administrator - STL

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell

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Job no: 517344
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Submillimeter Wave Tech Lab
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Jan 10 2023
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory (STL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a talented Systems Administrator to maintain its on-premises enterprise server and storage systems, desktop workstations, and network infrastructure for its 25 employees.

STL is a vibrant, forward-looking laboratory that runs a nationally recognized radar-modeling program supporting government-sponsored signature collection efforts.

The Systems Administrator position will draw on a wide range of skills, from basic computer and network troubleshooting, to enterprise systems administration of our 500 terabyte internet isolated, on-premises data center and workstations.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience with Windows servers, VMware virtualization, and the challenges of top-to-bottom systems administration. A strong desire to learn and implement new but proven technologies is a must. Note that STL does not utilize cloud based solutions of any kind; all systems are on-premises.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • BA or BS in Information Technology (IT) or 3+ years IT experience

Minimum Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with:
    • VMware vSphere and ESXi
    • Windows Server 2019 and technologies (AD, GP, DNS, DHCP, WSUS)
    • Windows 10 workstation Administration

Preferred Qualifications / Experience:

  • Systems administration of on-premises deployments
  • Enterprise Root Certificate Authority (CA) and Enterprise Sub-CA
  • Server and Client backup solutions
  • System log servers
  • Computer inventory and specifications tracking
  • Experience with: Veeam, Synology, FlexLM, MS-SQL Admin
  • Cybersecurity standards and practices
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

Additional Considerations:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, as well as with a technically diverse engineering team. The ideal candidate will also be highly motivated and have solid interpersonal and deadline management skills. The individual must be comfortable with occasional work on ladders, and overnight travel within the U.S. approx. one week per year.

The position requires 95% on-premises (on-site), in-person work at the STL facility, with very limited remote work-from-home.

The selected candidate will be required to obtain a Department of Defense Secret level Security Clearance within 3 months of hire and maintain the clearance for the length of employment. The Security Clearance application process is initiated by STL upon initial hire.

Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P18.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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