Departmental Assistant - Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF)

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Amherst, MASSACHUSETTS

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

Assist the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF) in IT unix support and support the Principle Investigator for the research cluster.


Essential Functions

  • Design, implement and maintain hardware and software systems for a research test cluster.
  • Software coding, debugging and documentation of program to implement software system capabilities
  • Work with the CSCF staff developing scripts and other tools for managing unix systems.
  • Daily monitoring of unix logs and repairing operating system issues as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience conducting research in networking and software-defined networks.
  • Experience with programming languages.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical Office Environment


Additional Details

This is is temporary, non-benefited position. Length of appointment not to exceed 1 year.


Work Schedule

M-F 9a-5p


Salary Information



Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit your resume and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Internal Number: 505172
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