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Systems Administrator — Information Technology Services

February 28, 2017


Earlham College invites applications for the position of Systems Administrator in the Infrastructure Services division of Information Technology Services. Earlham’s server environment is a mixture of Unix and Windows based systems, running in a VMware virtualized environment. Primary operating systems are FreeBSD, CentOS, RHEL and Windows Server 2008 / 2012.

The Systems Administrator will work closely with the Senior Systems and Security Administrator to provide a reliable, secure and efficient server environment for the Earlham College community. The successful candidate is expected to resolve problems, complete projects and respond to service requests in a timely manner, and should be able to work equally well as a member of a team or individually.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Manage centralized Server environment and associated equipment.
  • Provide a reliable, secure and efficient server environment for the community.
  • Provide day-to-day support of system-related service requests.
  • Maintain a high level of security throughout the server environment.
  • Participate in the work of Information Technology Services as needed.
  • As a member of the Earlham College faculty, participate in the work of the faculty: attending faculty meetings, and, if nominated, serving on faculty committees.


  • Install, configure and maintain the OS and applications on all servers as needed.
  • Implement patches and upgrades as needed.
  • Write programs to provide integration and automation of services as needed.
  • Provide user training for system and application services when necessary.
  • Work closely with members of Administrative Services to complete projects is a timely fashion.
  • Participate in intra-departmental projects and committees as appropriate.
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants as needed.
  • Share on-call responsibilities for critical service outages.

Experience & Qualifications


  • Three or more years of UNIX/BSD system administration.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a secure, reliable and robust production server environment.
  • Ability to write UNIX based scripts and programs.
  • Ability to clearly document processes and procedures.
  • Ability to resolve problems, complete projects and respond to service requests in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work equally well as a member of a team or individually.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience in the configuration, installation and support of FreeBSD, CentOS, RHEL and Windows 2008/2012 servers.
  • Experience with Directory Services (OpenLDAP/Active Directory).
  • Experience with VMware.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

The initial deadline for applications is March 13, 2017. The review of applications will begin the following day, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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