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Linux Administrator

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams East Lansing, MI

  • Expired: October 14, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) user facility for nuclear science. Hosting the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth).

FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of atomic nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes benefitting society. FRIB will commence scientific user operation in 2022. It is funded by DOE-SC, Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan, with user facility operation supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics.

Since 2010, MSUrsquos nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Reportrsquos rankings of graduate programs.

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Laboratory that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility. We are currently seeking to hire a Linux Administrator to become an integral part of our IT team performing highly complex professional support of computing and nextwork systems, with an emphasis on the Linux platform, in an industrial controls system (ICS) environment. Major Position Responsibilties Independently install and maintain Linux IT systems in an industrial controls system (ICS) environment including deployment, secruity, automation, monitoring, logging, and upgrades Support Linux Hypervisor administration Linux web applications via Apache Tomcat Linux Operating Systems patching and upgrading (Debian and Redhat) Puppet Administration Write, update, and maintain configuration management programming code Develop documentation and procedures for systems and users Analyze existing systems to identify opporutnities for improvement including automation of IT tasks Support industrial controls system network users If skillset is present, provide back up support for Windows server administration, SharePoint Administration, SCCM windows management, and Citrix workspaces Requird Qualifications Bachelor's degree 6-8 years experience in related industry or equivalent combination of education and experience Desired Qualifications Experience with hypervisor clusters Experience with Docker Containers using Docker Compose IT networking experience with switches, firewalls, and VLANs Experience with clusterd and high availability services Experience with enterprise storage SANNAS systems Experience with database administration of MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB Experience with Microsoft Active Directory Experience with Apache and Nginx web server platforms Experience with Git version controls system Experience with Puppet configuration management system Experience with programming languages such as Python, Perl, Java, andor shell scripting Willingness to work with a group on large projects About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing community FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes supporting discoveries about the physics of atomic nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.

MSU is located on one of the largest university campuses in the U.S. on 5,300 tree-filled acres. MSU has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The greater Lansing area has a population of more than 460,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near-perfect living environment. named Lansing as the most affordable city on its 2018 Best Affordable Places to Live list and one of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live.

East Lansing is one of the Best Places to Live according to the 2019 ranking by Neighboring city Okemos is No. 1 in the 2020 Best Places to Live in Michigan ranking.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university and FRIB encourage applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams


East Lansing, MI
48823 USA



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