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MDI System Administrator

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Georgetown University

Washington, WA
22 Oct 2018
Annual Salary
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MDI System Administrator

Georgetown University is seeking a MDI System Administrator to help develop and support the Mass Data Institute (MDI) Infrastructure. The primary role of this administrator will be setting up and maintaining big data infrastructure components on Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure, setting up and managing accounts, and helping MDI faculty run analyzes on these systems. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administer systems and applications • Administering big data environment, e.g. Hadoop • Administering systems built on cloud Infrastructure like Azure, AWS and Google.
  • Provide support to faculty working groups using the MDI infrastructure.
  • Evaluate system problems of workflow, organization, and planning and develops appropriate corrective action.
  • Perform quality control of processes and products produced.
  • Assist in the formulation of technical strategies and processes for administered systems.
  • Write, interpret and analyze technical documentation related to system administration.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work experience for Redhat, Linux, Hadoop, and system administration can qualify
  • At least 3 years of prior of system administration experience;
  • Experience with cloud providers like Azure, AWS and Google
  • Experience with Linux and Unix operating systems and provisioning applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multiple System certifications in provisioning technologies such as Redhat Certified, Linux+, Security+
  • Big Data environments such as Hadoop and Acumulo and provisioning software
  • VMWare hypervisor environment and provisioning software

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Reference: 559289539