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Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study and 8 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience (System Administrator 3) or 5 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience (System Administrator 2)

Required skills:

  • Proven ability in administering multi-user Linux-based systems 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Extensive knowledge of and proficiency in installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer hardware and peripherals 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with complex multisystem platforms 
  • Knowledge of installing, managing and configuring servers
  • Knowledge of systems administration programming languages, such as Python and shell scripts 
  • Knowledge of security trends and best practices, as applied to research systems 

 Desired skills: 

  • Proven ability in administering Linux cluster systems 
  • Knowledge of server hardware and management tools (firmware, BMC, IPMI) 
  • Knowledge of cluster systems administrator management tools (eg. xCAT, ClusterShell) 
  • Experience with the following technologies: 
  • Infiniband networks 
  • Ethernet networks (VLAN, LACP, LLDP) 
  • PXE, DHCP and DNS 
  • LDAP and Kerberos 
  • SQL databases (eg. MySQL) 
  • Slurm 
  • Parallel file systems (Lustre) 
  • Advanced understanding of filesystem permissions and ACLs (NFSv4 and POSIX) 
  • Knowledge of other programming languages (eg. C, Go, etc) 
  • Experience with user support in academic or research environments 
  • Proven documentation skills 

 Physical Requirements 

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. 
  • Frequently stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds. 
  • Often sitting. 
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp forcefully, use a telephone.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Why Stanford is for You: 

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with: 

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. 
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. 
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. 
  • Discovery and fun! Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. 
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more. 


The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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