Museum of Science
  • 21-Nov-2018 to 28-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • IIT- Infrastructure - 960
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Senior Systems Administrator

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


This position is responsible for the installation, upgrade and monitoring of software and hardware across the Museum, including data backup and recovery. Maintains a portfolio of business applications, security tools, web-servers, email, and cloud services. Manages, supports and implements information systems projects to augment, enhance and/or replace business systems and infrastructure throughout the Museum. This position works closely with other team members and departments but must also work independently in solving technical integration issues. Respect for the importance and confidentiality of the information encountered is essential to the success of this position.


IT infrastructure including approximately: 40 SQL servers, 110+ (virtualized) servers, 13 physical servers, 45 - 500 TB enterprise storage, Active Directory with 450 desktop computers, 700 users, Windows 2008/2012 Server, Linux servers, in addition to both Windows and Mac Desktops, 6-8 major projects per year, or as strategy/priorities dictate. Schedule is Sunday through Thursday from 9am-5pm. Occasional off-hours work as required.

This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Sunday-Thursday.


Director, Information Technology


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 4 or more years of experience using the technologies referenced in this job description.
  • Experience with implementing and supporting a portfolio of business applications across an enterprise
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Active Directory
  • Project management and customer service skills to facilitate the planning and implementation of information systems projects
    • Experience managing medium to large projects (1-6 month timeline)
  • Experience with vendor relations
  • Extensive knowledge and hands on experience the following areas:
    • Museum core technology standards (at least 3):
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or newer operating systems
      • Microsoft Windows Active Directory
      • VMware ESX virtual environments
      • Enterprise class storage solutions (local, cloud-based, EMC VNX, XtremIO, Isilon)
    • Museum preferred technology standards (at least 6):
      • Microsoft Office 365
      • Microsoft SQL 2005/2008/2012 database administration
      • Linux or UNIX operating systems
      • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer operating systems
      • Enterprise backup systems and methodologies (Backup Exec, Data Domain, tape libraries)
      • Macintosh operating systems and networking experience
      • Software as a Service (cloud based technologies and integrations)
      • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards
  • Demonstrated experience in developing technical solutions both independently and in a team solving environment
  • Experience interacting with departments/end users having varying skill sets


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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