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Skidmore College Technical Director for Computer Science Infrastructure in Saratoga Springs, New York


The Computer Science department at Skidmore College is looking for a Technical Director for Computer Science Infrastructure. The position manages the Linux computing infrastructure the Computer Science Department uses for instruction and research. This involves ensuring the continued operation of current servers, client machines, and associated infrastructure. This position also plans for future computing needs of the department based on the evolving industry trends and evolving needs of the department.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Most of the work is done during typical business hours. However, the position must occasionally be available outside of business hours to conduct system maintenance and to address urgent system issues.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Linux servers, client workstations, and user accounts.

  • Support computer applications used in the Computer Science curriculum.

  • Ensure system security and data integrity.

  • Perform capacity and replacement planning.

  • Plan and implement changes to move the server infrastructure forward.

  • Plan, build, and maintain Linux computing clusters for research.

  • Supervise student workers.

  • Ability to lift/move 40 pounds.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.

Experience: 5 years of experience with Linux administration.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the Linux operating system, Linux administration tools, and securing Linux-based infrastructures.

  • Extensive knowledge of computing systems, including server virtualization, network design, and information security.

  • Fluent in programming in Bash or other shell scripting language, and in Python.

  • Familiar with C++, Java, and Perl programming languages.

  • Ability to install and configure standard development platform software (such as Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, and git) in a Linux environment.

  • Excellent problem-solving and self-motivation abilities.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to absorb new technologies and keep up to date on current technologies.

  • Managerial abilities for working with student assistants.

  • Ability to engage with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and outside vendors (gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, etc.).

Salary: $85,000 to $95,000

Required Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Online application

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • List of three references


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.