Systems Administrator

Los Angeles, California
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under minimal supervision of the department CAO, independently manage the administrative and technical operations of an academic department's IT organization. Serve as network administrator, systems engineer, and programmer for an advanced and heterogeneous computing environment. Incumbent is largely autonomous and emphasis is placed on task completion without direct oversight.

Provide leadership and vision in the maintenance and development of the department's IT infrastructure. Ensure the integrity and security of a wide array of network services. Oversee various IT projects, budgets, and purchases within the department. Monitor the health and overall performance of the department's network, virtual machines, physical servers, storage solutions, databases, and web services. Serve as primary administrator for a growing HPC environment. Perform high-level system analysis and repairs as required.

Provide technical and instructional assistance to users on hardware and software issues. Supervise IT support staff and work study students. Train technical staff, department members, and students in network access procedures, software applications, and hardware usage. Develop sound and cost effective solutions to meet the needs of the department and affiliated research groups. Supervise the creation and maintenance of custom applications and user documentation. Oversee identity management, backup, and security procedures for department users and data.

Oversee the development and implementation of the department's strategic vision for IT growth and educational technology. Research emerging technologies and opportunities for viable grant funding. Stand as technical advisor to various department committees and serve as liaison to other campus and external units.  




Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference UCLA REQ. # 26090


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Demonstrated expert level knowledge of: Redhat Enterprise Linux, macOS, Amazon Web Services, Apache, Puppet, and Vagrant, Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, and Android.
  • Extensive experience with Red Hat identity management and authorization technologies (FreeIPA), experience integrating macOS and Windows systems within a Linux environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise programming in Python, PHP, BASH, JavaScript, and Ruby. Familiarity working with Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Angular, Git, and RubyGems.
  • Excellent knowledge of responsive design, user experience (UX) techniques and mobile UX techniques.
  • Skill in developing and performing effective unit testing, functional testing and integration testing
  • Experience developing and debugging scientific code in at least one programming language (C/C++, C#, Fortran, Java, Python).
  • Experience with SQL database administration and optimization
  • Experience managing HPC systems (SGE). Experience building, optimizing, and programming in HPC environments
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of computer hardware systems, including file and applications servers, virtualization, network storage, RAID subsystems, BIOS controls and HA systems.
  • Knowledge of enterprise backup and disaster recovery strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting on technical topics in public settings



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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