Systems / Network Engineer
Computer History Museum - Mountain View, CA

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The Computer History Museum ( ), located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, seeks a technically experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Systems/Network Engineer. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. This unique and exciting institution is home to one of the largest collections of computer-related artifacts in the world. Backed by leaders and innovators of the computer industry, the Museum brings computing history to life through its speaker series, exhibitions, oral histories and website.

Responsibilities As a Systems/Network Engineer, you’ll work as part of the museum’s Information Technology team to design, document, implement and maintain the Computer History Museum’s IT infrastructure. This position reports directly to the Manger of Information Technology. Areas of responsibility include:
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining network services, equipment, and devices
  • Managing system back-up and restore protocol; planning and supporting network and computing infrastructure
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for the museum.
  • Undertakes routine preventative measures; implementing, maintaining, and monitoring network security
  • Manage and configure security hardware and software including Sendmail, Symantec, anti-spam systems and network firewalls
  • Configuration and Maintenance of Cisco routers and switches, Netgear ProSafe switches, Sonicwall firewalls, Aruba wireless, and HP access points
  • Administering and supporting Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu, VMWare, and Windows Server 2003/2008 servers.
  • Managing SAN disk storage system (Equallogic and Sun Unified Storage)
  • Managing Email server (Sendmail, Exchange 2003) and Windows Active Directory
  • Manage museum floor exhibits and backend servers (software and hardware)
  • Develop and maintain ongoing, productive relationships with the Museum’s technology service providers, vendors and contractors
  • As requested and needed, provide Windows and Mac OS X desktop/notebook/printer support for staff
  • Create and implement policies and processes for system/data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Assess, diagnose and quickly resolve technical issues striving to meet or exceed service level agreements
  • Technical BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related technical field.
  • 3-5 years in Windows/Linux system administration.
  • Strong background in Windows 2003/2007 Server, RHEL, Ubuntu; IT certification highly desirable (Cisco / Microsoft / Oracle)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a desire and ability to work closely with end-users and team members to implement systems and resolve problems
  • Ability to occasionally work outside regular business hours for systems projects, museum events and/or problem resolution
  • Be of high aptitude and keen on detail.