Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
04 Jun 2020
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Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture  and benefits  that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

IT INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER, Haystack Observatory, to provide support in a diverse environment whose mission is to carry out cutting-edge research in radio sciences. Will be responsible in diagnosing and resolving IT issues; configuring and deploying new desktops, laptops, and servers; performing and monitoring system backups; performing system security monitoring and patching; assisting with developing and maintaining documentation; and serving as a backup during absences and in the event of an emergency. Will also support, fabricate, and deploy research-related data gathering devices (hardware).  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree in a scientific/technical discipline; five years of experience working with a computer network and/or in a user support role; knowledge of computer hardware/software concepts; proficiency with Linux in both server and desktop configurations; familiarity with Windows 7 and Mac OS X; experience diagnosing PC hardware issues; strong analytical skills; ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of users with varying levels of computer knowledge, work independently, manage competing priorities, and work successfully in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

PREFERRED:  an understanding of networking concepts, system virtualization, cloud services, scripting, automation, A/V media, web services and applications, and agile methodology.  Job #18657-8

Haystack is located in Westford, MA.

Must be willing to travel to the Cambridge campus for classes and meetings and occasionally to observatory research sites.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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