Computing Resources Linux and Database Administrator

Position Information

Position Information

Department Volgenau School of Engineering
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Information Technology Specialist II
Working Title Computing Resources Linux and Database Administrator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 01999z
Recruit Number Staff - 8541
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 5
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Computing Resources Linux and Database Administrator

The George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering, Computing Resources Department seeks applicants for a full-time Linux Systems Administrator and Web Applications Developer (Information Technology Specialist II). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The position is responsible for supporting Linux and Linux-hosted database servers, systems integration, network management, cloud provisioning, and Unix/Linux-based workstations used to support student academic labs and faculty and staff functions within the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The position is also responsible for developing and supporting web and other applications used to integrate data.

Information about the Department:
The Computing Services Department supports the computing infrastructure for the Volgenau School of Engineering in multiple buildings spanning two campuses. Individual users include students, faculty and administrative staff with varying degrees of technical skills. The department supports individual client computers and devices, school-based servers, and centrally administered systems.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must work well independently and collaboratively as a member of a team. The ideal candidate must possess exceptional communication skills; with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population. The ideal candidate will further meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Linux/Unix database administrator, with a strong preference for Oracle and MySQL/MariaDB;
  • Demonstrated experience as a Linux/Unix systems admin;
  • Demonstrated experience using Linux-based scripting tools;
  • Demonstrated experience in PHP-based Web application development and support;
  • Experience in multi-platform integration;
  • Strong background in TCP/IP networking; and
  • Experience with IT help desk/end-user support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of software and hardware used in computer clients and servers;
  • Understanding of technology used to connect and integrate computer systems;
  • Understanding of popular operating systems;
  • Experience with network management, including firewalls and security management;
  • Experience in use of shibboleth and central authentication systems;
  • Experience supporting Macintosh computers and applications;
  • Experience in supporting advanced users of smart phones;
  • Experience in diagnosing and resolving network configuration problems;
  • Experience in an enterprise or higher education environment;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; and
  • Associate degree (or work equivalent).
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number 01999z, and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 19, 2018
Posting Date 02/05/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents