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GHG   McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Sr. Systems Administrator (Austral Winter 2025)

Tech, Industries, Private sector
West Antarctic region
3 weeks ago
Job Purpose:

The Senior System Administrator position performs critical IT activities in support of the users. This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of all servers, network operating systems, backup systems and production database servers. This position ensures that all systems meet the program standards for the production environments.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct role in data center operations & backup tape management.
  • Support the backup management application and Tape library.
  • Vendor coordination for offsite data protection.
  • Server asset (Physical & Virtual) management.
  • Backup, Restore monitoring & Trouble shooting.
  • Work with engineers to diagnose and repair hardware problems in lab environments.
  • Document and communicate status, procedures, and plans.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field highly preferred. Certifications may be accepted in lieu of degree based on level of experience.
  • 6 years of experience.
  • Microsoft Windows Server experience required.
  • Basic networking Windows and MS Office knowledge is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Documentation writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and in a team environment.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
Physical Requirements:
  • Deployment will be required in this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.
  • Individual must be capable of operating a standard desktop computer; must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Position Expectations:
  • This is a full-time, seasonal, position located in Antarctica.
  • All expenses paid while deployed including meals, lodging, cold-weather gear, tools, and travel to/from Antarctica.
  • Benefits offered.
  • Performance Period: February 2025 – October 2025

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer as defined by the EEOC.