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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


* This position will remain open until filled.


The incumbent will apply advanced systems infrastructure concepts and campus, medical center or Office of the President or institutional objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. S/he will select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results. The incumbent will give presentations to associated team and other technical unit, as well as evaluate new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses. S/he may lead a team of systems/infrastructure professionals.

The incumbent will also serve as technical expert and developer and will be part of the team responsible for planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of the SDSC Cloud infrastructure and related services. S/he will work with critical data systems to lead the effort to deliver a platform for computation, research and data sharing across the organization. The work content includes all aspects of computer systems, networking, security and application programming for building the infrastructure needed to support the program and defining processes to implement and maintain systems. The incumbent will be responsible for making technical recommendations related to computing hardware, network components (switches, routers, etc.), operating systems and software architectures.

Additionally, the incumbent will design interfaces, integrations, programs and database concepts, benchmark hardware and software, and design solutions to technical problems, and be responsible for performance by monitoring, maintaining, administering, developing, and testing computing, network, and application components related to large, complex computing platformed used for research. S/he will work with faculty on strategies, then translate strategies into architectural goals.

S/he will also confer with SDSC upper management to achieve consensus on technical architectural direction, as well as analyze and propose new systems and technologies, balance workload across multiple SDSC programs/projects, and develop and maintain a disaster recovery plan for systems as well as data recovery plan in the event of a natural disaster. S/he should exhibit technical mastery of system internals, network security database and operating systems, emerging cluster computing technologies and architectures and the interrelationship of all. S/he will provide support to the development of research computing infrastructure per the vision of SDSC.

Must be able to work occasional evenings or weekends.

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Proven skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Proven comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent/related functions.

Advanced experience writing and editing the most complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.

Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing most complex server-based software.

Advanced demonstrated experience with large data storage arrays ( 100TB), and methods to administer, monitor and upgrade.

Advanced knowledge of cloud technologies, especially object-based file systems, block storage, virtualized and elastic compute.



A background check is required.

Must comply with CANRA requirements.