Cloud Computing and Security Systems Engineer 4 (0499U) 27372 - 1154

San Francisco
Oct 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Cloud Computing and Security Systems Engineer 4 (0499U) 27372 - 1154 About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

Research IT provides research computing technologies, consulting, and community for the Berkeley campus. Our fundamental goal is to help campus faculty and students with their research by providing state of the art IT tools in a cost effective manner.. Research IT offers three core services to the campus. We provide research information technologies such as high performance computing (HPC), research data management, research application development, and data analysis tools. We offer consulting that ranges from grant proposal development, to data management plans, to strategic planning for campus services. Finally, Research IT works with campus centers, colleges, and other units to build collaborative communities of researchers and IT professionals. In short, Research IT's mission is to be a trusted partner to the campus research community. Research IT works in close partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research Office and other campus technology services units such as Educational Technology Services, the Library, and D-Lab.

The Research IT unit is hiring a Cloud Computing and Security Systems Engineer to facilitate secure research computation and data management. This role will engage with researchers to understand their requirements and work with other Research IT, and campus IT staff to design and implement solutions. The Cloud Computing and Security Systems Engineer will work closely with two Research IT programs in particular: The Berkeley Research Computing program, which provides computing solutions and consulting to faculty across the campus, ranging from traditional high performance computing to cloud computing and virtualized workstations; and the Research Data Management program, which is a collaborative campus-wide initiative led jointly by Research IT and the Library, that supports researchers as they find, generate, store, share, and archive their data.
Involves providing a variety of IT services in a unit. Assignments may include applications programming development and maintenance, systems administration, consulting and end-user support, research systems and workflow analysis, secure or sensitive data and computing systems analysis and engineering, solutions integration, web applications development and/or maintenance, or a combination of these and/or other IT functions.


  • Applies advanced IT concepts to perform highly complex technical functions from multiple IT areas of specialization.
  • Analyzes complex programs or formulates logic for new systems.
  • Performs advanced coding and tests/debugs complex programs.
  • Initiates and designs conversion and system implementation plans or participates in developing portions of plans.
  • Prepares highly complex programming documentation and obtains approval from users/senior managers.
  • Maintains and develops security configurations.
  • Analyzes, installs, modifies and supports operating systems, database or utilities software.
  • Analyzes business problems to be solved with automated systems.
  • Analyzes and implements LAN and/or WAN system projects.
  • Recommends changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
  • Trains users in conversion and implementation of system.
  • May lead a team of IT professionals.
  • Applies advanced IT concepts to complete complex voice and data network assignments.

    Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of research computing, research data management, and data analysis workflows, technologies, tools and protocols.
  • Possesses full knowledge of professional IT concepts.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms and tools including AWS, Hadoop, Spark, etc. and with container technologies such as Docker and/or Singularity.
  • Experience identifying and implementing security controls for research projects working with restricted data.
  • Familiarity with high performance computing (HPC) environments, job schedulers (SLURM), and associated storage models.
  • Familiarity with computational and/or data-intensive research methods
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux environments and filesystems (NFS, CIFS, etc.).
  • Knowledge of network architecture and how networks are used on a large (campus-wide or beyond) network.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively across the organization at multiple levels both verbally and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel (especially faculty and graduate student researchers) at various levels in the organization.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Advanced degree in a science, social science, or engineering domain preferred, with experience using computational and/or data-intensive methods in support of research.

    Salary & Benefits

    The annual salary range of the position is $125,000 - $140,000, commensurate with experience.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    How to Apply

    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Conviction History Background

    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

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