Linux/Macintosh System Administrator

Application Deadline: Open until filled


The Linux/Macintosh System Administrator is responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, and security of hardware and software for all physical and virtual servers and workstations running Linux operating systems, and for all Macintosh computers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. This position is responsible for the administration of services running on Linux systems, including email, calendar, web servers, file servers, database servers, server performance monitoring, and IT asset inventory. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and correcting problems with personal computer hardware, software, and peripherals; evaluating computer hardware, software, and peripherals for use within the Laboratory; and consulting with Laboratory faculty and staff regarding purchases related to computers.


Applicant must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 4 years of experience. Qualifying experience and/or training may substitute for the degree requirement. Experience administering one or more of the following Linux operating systems is required: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Ubuntu. Experience with Macintosh laptop and desktop computer hardware and software is essential. Knowledge of computer networking and experience developing software in Python, Perl, PHP, and Bourne Shell is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) at and reference Job ID #46795. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740.

The National MagLab is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to diversity in hiring, and a Public Records Agency. See FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement.