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MBTA

1,001-5,000 employees

Public transit provider for Greater Boston area
Company Overview
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a leading public transit provider, serving as the primary mode of transportation for over half of all work trips in Boston, demonstrating its critical role in the city's infrastructure. With a service area encompassing 175 communities and reaching nearly 75% of Massachusetts residents, MBTA's extensive network across eight different transit modes sets it apart from other transit providers. The company's commitment to accessibility and convenience, as evidenced by its diverse transit options and user-friendly interface, makes it an integral part of daily life for millions of New England residents.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1964

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

16%

2 year growth

23%
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Bash
MySQL
SQL
Operating Systems
Linux/Unix
CategoriesNew
Administrative & Executive Assistance
IT & Security
System Administration
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Four (4) years system administration experience with Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Desktop/Server hardware configuration, real-time systems, general networking, redundant configuration setups, MySQL/MariaDB database and SQL query, Apache web server, RAID Disk array configuration, Experience with shell scripting (sh/bash/csh/Pearl or similar)
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, planning, multi-tasking, time management, documentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed; be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience
Responsibilities
  • Support, maintain, and enhance the real-time distributed system used to manage the MBTA’s Operations Control Center Train Control System
  • Respond to system emergencies (automated and end user identified) twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week
  • Monitor the functioning of installed equipment/systems to detect hazards and the need for adjustments, reallocation, or replacement
  • Improve the automated system monitoring and problem auto resolution systems
  • Troubleshoot and document resolutions of failures with computer hardware, operating system, network, and control system
  • Design/implement/integrate new systems, hardware, and technologies into the Operations Control Center
  • Read, update, and create detailed documentation such as system schematics, hardware layout diagrams, operating system installation procedures, and maintenance procedures
  • Create, execute, and analyze database reports and ad-hoc queries
  • Create, review, and execute system test procedures
  • Utilize change control and version management procedures
  • MySQL database setup configuration and maintenance monitoring
  • Maintain system backups
  • Apache Web Server setup configuration and maintenance monitoring
  • Configuration of network Firewall, Routers and Switches and maintenance monitoring
  • Coordinate with Schedules Department on train schedule loading
  • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned