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Student HPC Systems Administrator

Undergraduate Student Positions

A student in this position will primarily be working alongside HPC System Administrators on staff and assisting them to do software installation, OS configurations, and other system administration tasks on UMass IT’s Research Computing resources.

Occasional programming/scripting projects (Perl, Python, shell) will be available.

The ability to quickly learn new technologies, good written/verbal communication skills is essential.

An interest in high performance computing (HPC) and self-motivation is a plus.



  • Must be a UMass undergrad work-study student.


  • Experience using Linux/Unix systems in a command-line environment.
  • Familiarity or interest in configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Salt, or Ansible.
  • Familiarity using scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby or similar.

20 hours per week, classes permitting, during normal business hours. Ability to work during summer desired.


Working Conditions: 

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America.  Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.  Amherst, situated in the lovely Pioneer Valley, was rated the #1 college town in America by US News and World Report.  UMass Amherst IT is a dynamic and exciting organization with a mandate for continuous improvement.  If you are an enthusiastic and innovative individual, we invite you to apply.

How to Apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to