Senior Systems Administrator

Job description

The Senior Systems Administrator will be responsible for supporting the operation, management, and security of Temple University computer systems running the Linux operating system in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) group. This is a technical position reporting to the HPC group. The position will work on activities essential to providing support for research and science at the University, and the focus of this position is the support of competitive research and scientific computing. Solid system administration skills and communication capabilities are required. Some scripting and programming will be needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least two years technical experience. Scripting and programming experience in bash and other commonly used System Administrator languages. Experience with coding utilities such as cmake, git, gdb, valgrind and other dynamic analysis tools. Ability to support interactive high-performance computing as well, requiring some skills in Gaussian, Magma, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, SAS, and Strata applications. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities: * Solid system administration skills. * Ability to support interactive HPC environments, requiring some skills in Gaussian, Magma, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, SAS, and Strata applications * Knowledge of and ability to use effectively Intel C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers and performance libraries for Linux. * Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals. * Ability to support a wide variety of application packages included with the common Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server Operating System environment for general data manipulation, summation, and data processing. * Knowledge of using general GNU compilers, several different simultaneous versions of Java, Python 3.x, R, Sage math, Scala compiler and interpreter, and Apache Spark (in standalone mode). * Understanding of the batch job submission processes suitable for HPC environments. * Skills to assist researchers with common programming editors such as Vim and Emacs. * Attention to detail and ability to focus on critical projects as needed. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.




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Job No: 18000282
Posted: 2/1/2018
Application Due: 4/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable