Systems Support Specialist


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


Company Description:
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Systems Support Specialist
Per Year
Full Time
Computer Programmer
Bachelor's Degree

The Williams College Computer Science Department seeks an experienced Systems Support Specialist to administer the department's computer systems.  You will collaborate closely with faculty, staff, and students to understand the department's technology needs and to provide a stable and effective computing platform for research and teaching.  Your responsibilities will span systems, networks, desktop, and instructional technology, and your work will help ensure that the department can carry out its core mission of providing the finest possible computer science education to our students.

Williams, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, has built its reputation on outstanding teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to support our approximately 2,000 students, where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. Candidates from underrepresented groups and others committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, are encouraged to apply.

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred
    • Experience maintaining and performing administrative tasks on Ubuntu/Linux workstations and servers.
    • Experience maintaining and performing administrative tasks on Apple systems.
    • Experience configuring and administering core network services, including NFS, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, backup, and authentication.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.
    • Independent problem solving and self-direction. 
    • Ability to readily acquire new knowledge and skills.
    • Experience working in an academic environment or higher education.

Application review will begin on November 2nd, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay ranges from around $65,000 to $80,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E.  Please visit to apply.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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