Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute supports interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scientists and scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science. Located in a state-of-the-art facility, world class researchers are brought together to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.
The Zuckerman Institute is seeking a talented individual who possesses expertise in system and storage administration. The candidate will report directly to the Senior Director in a part-time 5 hours per week capacity or as need through June 30, 2022.
Responsibilities for system and storage administration and security include but are not limited to the following:
* Administers, supports and maintains virtual infrastructure and private cloud servers, hardware, operating systems, networks, accounts, and security; * Manages software applications in the production environment provided to research computing and storage users; * Ensures timely application of appropriate security and stability patches; * Works with the central University IT research computing, infrastructure and networking teams to use campus resources where appropriate; * Manages and enforces information security procedures pertinent to equipment in the Zuckerman Institute Data Center; * Designs and develops automation for system administration, services deployment, monitoring, usage reporting, and IT infrastructure management; * Tunes, monitors and customizes operating system-level components to assure high level of availability and performance; * Documents system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks; * Tracks developments in data center cloud architecture and new technologies.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and a minimum of 4 years of experience required.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Linux/Unix systems administration, scripting and automation, as well as some experience with private cloud and virtual machine environments, is necessary.
The successful candidate must possess the ability to communicate and work with senior technical and research staff on technical, research computing service and support topics. Excellent documentation, customer service, organizational and time management skills to provide critical computing infrastructure and services for research faculty and staff are required. Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team while exercising independent judgment is essential.
Demonstrated large-scale system administration experience preferred. In-depth understanding of operating systems (Linux/Unix) including processes, files, memory management and I/O systems, networking services and protocols preferred. Experience working in a research and/or academic environment is a plus.
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