This job has expired

Departmental Systems Administrator

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 15, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Opening Details

The Williams College Computer Science Department seeks an experienced Systems Support Specialist to administer the department's computer systems. You will collaborate closely with faculty, staff, and students to understand the department's technology needs and to provide a stable and effective computing platform for research and teaching. Your responsibilities will span systems, networks, desktop, and instructional technology, and your work will help ensure that the department can carry out its core mission of providing the finest possible computer science education to our students.

Williams, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, has built its reputation on outstanding teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to support our approximately 2,000 students, where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. Candidates from underrepresented groups and others committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, are encouraged to apply.

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred
    • Experience maintaining and performing administrative tasks on Ubuntu/Linux workstations and servers.
    • Experience maintaining and performing administrative tasks on Apple systems.
    • Experience configuring and administering core network services, including NFS, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, backup, and authentication.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.
    • Independent problem solving and self-direction.
    • Ability to readily acquire new knowledge and skills.
    • Experience working in an academic environment or higher education.
Pay ranges from around $65,000 to $80,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E. Please visit to apply.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

About Williams College

Situated in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Williams College offers a rich academic environment in a beautiful setting. The Berkshires—known as a cultural corridor—are a great place to live, work and raise a family, with several top-notch schools and an array of recreational opportunities from world-class museums to swimming holes to hiking trails. The New York Capital Region, Albany International Airport and Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Train Station are just an hour away, and Boston and New York City are within three hours by car or bus.

Williams College has been around for more than 200 years, yet we’re constantly evolving and growing. As a liberal arts college, Williams has always taught fundamental problem-solving skills that students can use well beyond their four years here. We also recognize that facing complex issues within our history and culture is necessary for sustaining an equitable, just and environmentally responsible community. We strive to create an inclusive culture in which every voice is heard. The college is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to find their place and thrive, no matter who you are, where you come from or what role you fulfill when you get here.

Williams invests in our employees, offering generous health care, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, paid leave, access to gym facilities, discounts with local vendors, retirement plans and more. Our vibrant 450-acre campus is home to around 2,000 students who benefit from a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and their energy is the heartbeat of an active population. Many people come to Williams for the job and stay for decades because of the lively environment and warm neighbors. You’re more than a person doing a job; you are joining our community.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert