Title:                Systems Manager – Cowan Campus

Reports to:      Director for Technology

Status:             Administrative Staff, Exempt Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)



The Santa Fe Institute is currently seeking a full-time Systems and Network Manager at SFI’s Cowan Campus. This position will assist the Director of Technology with systems and network administration, server maintenance, network operations, research support, and program support as needed. They will also assist with desktop and user support as required.



The Systems and Network Manager closely coordinates with other Technology staff to ensure all requirements at the Cowan Campus are met and that software and hardware standards between SFI campuses are closely matched and updated. They are the primary support contact for research and administrative staff at the Cowan Campus.

  • Junior-level systems administration, maintenance, and support
  • Junior-level network administration, maintenance, and support
  • Internet connectivity operations and maintenance
  • Data backup and retention, maintenance, and support
  • Research support, which includes limited programming language support
  • Desktop (hardware and software) and user support and troubleshooting
  • Printing, copying, and FAX functions and support
  • A/V support for meetings, conferences, and other collaborative activities
  • Recording and/or streaming of academic or other events at Cowan Campus



  • 3-5 years desktop (hardware and software) support experience
  • Mac OS and Windows support experience
  • Elementary Linux knowledge
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of business and productivity A/V equipment
  • Virtual Machine hosting environment experience a plus
  • Linux systems administration experience a plus
  • Network administration experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language, preferably Python, a plus



To apply, e-mail PDFs of the following: 1) a short statement of interest, 2) your resume, and 3) a list of three references to employ@santafe.edu. Please note in your subject line that you are responding to the Systems Manager position for Santa Fe Institute.


We will be accepting applications for this position through Friday, February 14, 2020