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Network and Data Specialist

William & Mary Published: February 24, 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Position Summary:

William & Mary Information Technology is a service-based organization, first and foremost. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or an administrator, that means we’ll always be ready with creative solutions for all your technology needs. We seek qualified applicants for the position of Research Computing (RC) Network and Data Specialist to be responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance and hardware support for all networking and file-systems serving RC systems.

Systems include Linux-based clusters, departmental servers, and workstations under the control of RC. Network types include Ethernet, Infiniband, and Fibre Channel. File-systems utilize NFS, SMB/CIFS, and Lustre.

Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Hardware installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and replacement of networking and file-systems in: RC’s Linux based clusters, RC group desktops and all other RC file-servers and networking hardware.
  • Monitoring RC networks and file-systems for correct performance and effective use.
  • Work with W&M/VIMS researchers to troubleshoot use of RC systems related to data use/ingestion and transfer speeds.
  • Document procedures involved in the above tasks.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training
and or experience
• Superior knowledge of Linux/Unix, working knowledge of Mac/OSX and Windows OS
• Demonstrated skills in administering networking and file-systems infrastructure. Knowledge of best-practices for such systems
• Knowledge about testing and benchmarking computer networks and file-systems
• Working knowledge of major networking types, including Ethernet, Infinband, and Fibre Channel.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a complex, rapidly changing environment.


  • Hands on experience and or expertise in deploying, operating and administering computer networks and file-systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a directly related field is highly preferred.

• Demonstrated programming and scripting skills (tcsh, bash, Python, C, C++, Java, etc.)

• Experience with NFS, SMB, CIFS and parallel file-system such as Lustre and/or GPFS.
• Experience with Level 2/3 switching and knowledge of common networking protocols

  • Experience with administration of Linux, Windows and Mac servers/desktops.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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