HPC Systems Administrator

Location
Riverside, CA
Posted
Feb 07, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $82,400 - $122,400
Title: HPC Systems Administrator
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Institute of Genomics
Date Posted: 10/10/2016

Position Information: UC Riverside's (UCR) research computing infrastructure is provided by a central high-performance computing (HPC) facility. This facility operates Linux clusters with over 4,500 CPU cores, 50TB of total system RAM and several GPU nodes. Big Data storage is handled by a centralized GPFS-based storage cluster with over 3PB of disk space for production and backup storage. The incumbent will be part of a team responsible for the systems administration of this HPC infrastructure, including development of software for parallel computing, network management, data security and user training.

Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.
Experience leading a team of IT professionals.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing most complex server-based software.
Advanced experience writing and editing the most complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.
Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent/related functions.
Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.
General knowledge of other areas of IT. Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.
Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution. Experience with design, configuration, operation, repair, and tuning of technology systems.


Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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