A Linux Systems Administrator in the The Center for Translational Data Sciencedesigns, configures, manages, and supports our large-scale cloud computing infrastructure. We currently operate 25000+ cores and 15+ PB of storage, built primarily on commodity hardware running GNU/Linux.
The focus of this role is infrastructure operations. This includes monitoring infrastructure, troubleshooting issues, participating in security and compliance activities, processing RMAs, and collecting and reporting of logging and metrics.You will be expected to support the growth of our existing large physical infrastructure in a hybrid model with public clouds in a secure, stable, and maintainable manner.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and enjoys working on all aspects of computer systems from low-level hardware to tasks such as automating virtual machine deployment. You will need to stay abreast of broad technical knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, including public cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Working on weekends and evening hours is rare but occasionally needed.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which are renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period's written notice (if exempt: 30 days, if non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.
Deploying new systems.
Ensuring Security and Compliance of systems.
Ability to lead across a collaborative team environment required.
Ability and willingness to acquire new programming languages, statistical and computational methods, and background in research area required.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines required.
Confidentiality related to sensitive matters such as strategic initiatives, trade secrets, quiet periods, and scientific discoveries yet to be put in the public domain.
Ability to take a broad plan and break it into incremental tasks and oversee the completion of each task.
Ability to come into a team used to minimal supervision and oversight and ensure accountability for deliverables and outcomes.
Ability to persuade others to adapt new structures or systems in order to meet objectives.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field required.
Advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a relevant quantitative field preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years of Linux systems administration experience required.
Experience with Linux scripting and/or programming required.
Experience replacing and installing rack-mounted hardware and components required.
Familiarity with virtualization required.
Experience with data center operations preferred.
Experience with monitoring and metrics technologies, such as Icinga, ElasticSearch Logstash and Kibana (ELK) stack, Graphite, or Grafana preferred.
Experience with automation technologies, such as Chef or Salt preferred.
Experience with cloud software stacks such as OpenStack, Amazon AWS or Hadoop preferred.
Experience with ElasticSearch preferred.
Experience with distributed file systems, preferably object stores such as IBM Object Storage or Ceph preferred.
Experience with Git preferred.
Experience with secured environments or protected data preferred.
Experience with containers, containerization, and Kubernetes preferred.
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