Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 07/15/2022
Range: $83,300 - $131,700 (SCS II)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter

What your job will be like:

As a member of the CST Division’s Systems Team you will provide primary system administration support for Jefferson Lab's MacOS X environment, including system configuration and maintenance of our entire Mac environment. Your responsibilities will include systems level support to the staff and scientific users at Jefferson Lab by providing configuration management and patch remediation for MacOS X and Linux systems. Additionally, you will provide secondary support for our Linux systems and servers. You will also participate in rotating after-hours support for essential services.

In this role you will:

  • Provide systems administration support for the Mac OS X systems managed by the Systems Team, including system and layered software installation and system configuration and maintenance
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend hardware and software solutions for the building and maintenance of MacOS X and Linux systems and services
  • Work with more senior staff to recognize missing functionality in our Mac and Linux environment and recommend, develop, and implement these solutions
  • Provide systems administration support for our Linux desktop and server systems, including configuration and patch management

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields


  • 3+ years of experience in managing Linux and Macintosh systems in a professional environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated programming abilities in Python, Perl, Powershell or other scripting languages
  • Able to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to their supervisor and others in the group
  • Can work effectively with peers


Must be a US Citizen.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience using Jamf Pro for managing Macintosh systems
  • Experience using Redhat Satellite and/or puppet for managing Linux systems
  • Understanding of current Cyber Security system administration issues and best practices

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.