Columbia University Developer/Systems Administrator in New York, New York

Job TitleDeveloper/Systems Administrator

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 095914

Department 5213- ENG Computer Science

Location Morningside

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week

Job Family Technical / Information Technology

Salary Grade 12

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description Reporting to the Executive Director of Information Technology in the Computing Research Facilities ("CRF") group, the Developer/Systems Administrator works with the CRF staff to provide support to 42 faculty, 25 adjuncts, 10 administrative staff members, as well as over 1300 students of the department. This position has both software development and systems administration duties and is responsible for managing the Management Information for Computer Science (MICE) system for the CS Department, the department's web infrastructure, and department computer systems. The successful applicant will assist other CRF staff in the design and implementation of the CS Department's computing infrastructure; implementation of new and upgraded computing architecture; securing departmental data and systems against external attacks and ensuring recoverable systems and services; and performing other duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field, or equivalent work experience is required. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related experience in system administration, programming, and/or web development.

Strong knowledge of Linux is required as responsibilities will include managing and supporting Linux servers and desktops, file servers, networking and network security in addition to programming.

Knowledge and experiencing managing web infrastructure is preferred, including database, web cluster, load balancing, and Content Management Systems (CMS).

Positive, forward-thinking, mission-oriented attitude and sense of humor a must.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Experience in the following areas is preferred:

Software Development: LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache. MySQL and PHP)


Javascript and Javascript frameworks (e.g. jQuery).

Linux shell.

Version control (git).


Essential Functions (50%) Manages the Management Information for Computer Science (MICE) system for the CS Department, as well as the Department's overall web infrastructure, to ensure efficient and effective operations and minimal disruptions of service. Web-related responsibilities include database, web cluster, load balancing, and responsibility for maintaining current Content Management System (CMS) and implementing a new framework.

(20%) Assists in the implementation, installation, testing, and maintenance of computing architecture in close collaboration with CRF staff.

(10%) Under the guidance of the Executive Director and Associate Director, provides assistance in the design of the computing infrastructure for the Department of Computer Science, including network storage, grid computing, lab compute servers, backups, VoIP and infrastructure services such as web servers, DNS and DHCP.

(10%) Develops and improves system software written in shell, C, Python, and other programming languages.

(10%) Performs other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with:

HIPAA Compliance training required No Response

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No Response

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 12-05-2018

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

Quick Link

EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

This organization is a federal contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA). The final rules now require contractors and subcontractors to invite applicants to self-identify as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.

You can update your demographic information by logging in and clicking on "EDIT APPLICATION".

The information is being requested on a voluntary basis, and will be kept confidential. Refusal to provide this information will not subject the applicant to any adverse treatment, and will not be used in a manner inconsistent with the act.