Greetings CSC members,
Are you curious about what makes the CSC's infrastructure tick? Do you want to gain experience in Linux server operations and administration? Would you like to help improve the experience of CSC users and test out new technologies?
The Systems Committee (syscom) is looking for new members to help administer and upgrade the CSC's fleet of servers and office terminals. This is a volunteer position with no fixed commitment of hours and no regular meetings. Members of syscom are responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the CSC's server infrastructure and office terminals, and are supervised by the systems administrator. Typical syscom work includes installing and upgrading software packages on servers and workstations, diagnosing and fixing issues with servers, and responding to questions from CSC members about using our computer systems.
Experience with the Linux command line is great; experience with installing Linux yourself or working with Linux servers is a big asset; but even if you don't have any experience in these areas but are interested in learning about how it's done, I encourage you to apply!
If you are interested in joining, please send an email to me personally (mtrberzi AT csclub DOT uwaterloo DOT ca) and include your CSC username, program and year of study, and any relevant experience you might have with Linux or Linux server administration. I will follow up with you in a few days to schedule an introductory meeting on campus (if you are not on campus this term or cannot attend, we can make other arrangements). Please note that you are not making any commitment to the Systems Committee by expressing your interest; you're under no obligation to join in the future if you decide that it's not right for you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Murphy Berzish CSC Systems Administrator