Senior Systems Administrator

COMSOL, Inc. is seeking a full-time Senior Systems Administrator with DevOps skills to join our IT team in our Burlington, MA office. The candidate should be an IT jack of all trades willing to provide level 2 and 3 support to both IT staff and our internal customers in the US and remote (global) offices, when needed. The daily routine will consist of systems administration, user requests, system builds as well as various projects and tasks. All duties are focused around best practices and overall improvement of the current infrastructure. Proven experience in the system administration field is required. The ideal candidate should be highly proficient in documenting her/his work as well as having excellent project and time management expertise. This is an in-office position and will report to the Global IT Director.

Your role will be integral to supporting engineers, developers and back office staff by troubleshooting day-to-day problems, maintaining business applications, and ensuring a secure and highly available systems environment. In-scope technologies for the Senior System Administrator include but are not limited to Windows/AD, Linux, Nutanix virtualization environments, storage, UCaaS, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA and Dell server hardware as well as unified endpoint management solutions. The management of these systems requires a familiarity with local and global standards and requirements.

A successful candidate should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated and work well in teams. Flexibility in approach to finding solutions, the ability to understand and act on the user/customer and company needs and priorities, and learn new technologies quickly are some of the qualities a successful candidate will have. You will also need to be willing to respond to occasional off-hours outages and take part in subsequent service restoration efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Jack of all trades with focus around Windows, Linux, customer support and Infrastructure management.
  • Willing to always help out our users and customers when needed.
  • Provide 2nd level internal system support for the US and some international offices, consisting of various operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Various projects based on infrastructure or enterprise software/service improvements.
  • Maintain patch management across all corporate managed systems both server and endpoint.
  • Windows system builds imaging and automation.
  • Manage system alerts and notifications appropriately, and respond accordingly through service tickets.
  • Knowledge of security and security best practices such as firewalls, IPsec and network infrastructure methodologies are a plus.
  • Experience with SEIM & monitoring solutions (implementation/configuration).

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Dell server infrastructure by updating firmware, BIOS, iDRAC, and power management.
  • Maintain and update global UCaaS systems.
  • Fast turnaround of customer requests.
  • Communication with users as required: keeping them informed of incident progress, notifying them of impending changes or agreed outages.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.
  • Assist and mentor help desk.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Global IT Director or senior staff.


  • 4-6 years of experience in Linux Systems Administration.
  • Scripting: Bash, Python, Perl a plus.
  • Active Directory design and methodologies and best practices.
  • 4-6 years of Windows experience, specifically with Windows Server and Active Directory design and implementation.
  • Experience with MySQL, LAMP/LEMP stack a plus as well as Docker, Puppet or other automation methods.
  • Analytical/technical mindset with willingness to think outside the box for the solution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, teamwork, and issue resolution.
  • Experience with Commvault backup systems a plus.
  • Accountable, with a problem-solving mindset, highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Documentation and detail oriented with attention to time management, processes and procedures.
  • Keeping the company’s directives and policies in tact with a security mindset.
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail, including time management skills.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent training such as RHCE, CompTIA (+) advanced training, MCSE.


COMSOL is the leading innovator of multiphysics software for research and development (R&D). Our products are continuously pushing the boundaries of computer-aided engineering (CAE), so that our customers can solve challenging science and engineering problems and develop better products, faster.

The COMSOL product family enables our end users to solve even the most sophisticated science and engineering problems, thanks to our intuitive and flexible user interface. We create the tools that drive new breakthroughs in physics and engineering — and we love what we do.

Home Sweet Home

The Burlington, MA, location is spacious, bright, and comfortable. Our kitchens are always stocked with fresh fruit, tea, and coffee. Employees enjoy a casual dress code, relaxed atmosphere, and free gym access. Our office is in an easy-to-find central location and we are within walking distance of many restaurants and the Burlington Mall. Our corporate culture is innovative, vibrant, and cutting-edge. We are committed to encouraging creativity through an exciting and challenging environment in which individuals excel and grow. Our talented employees and an active learning environment are the keys to our success.

Working at COMSOL

The COMSOL Group is a fast-growing high-tech engineering software company with a proven track record of over 35 years. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has grown to include 20 offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America, while also utilizing a network of distributors.

At COMSOL, Inc. we offer our employees:

• Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.
• Health and 401(k) plans and other benefits.
• Generous vacation times.
• A spacious, bright, and comfortable office with private work spaces.
• A location within an office park also containing on-site restaurants, hotels, bars, and a free fitness center with yoga, and barre (
• Walking distance to many local restaurants, stores and other amenities, outside the office park, as well as Burlington Mall.
• An on-site shuttle service to Alewife Station and bus routes to other locations throughout greater Boston just outside the park.

COMSOL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference REF-5931
Job title Senior Systems Administrator
Location Burlington, MA, USA

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