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Senior Systems Administrator

Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Senior Systems Administrator ----Hiring Department:Texas Advanced Computing Center ----Position Open To:All Applicants ----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40 ----FLSA Status:Exempt ----Earliest Start Date:Immediately ----Position Duration:Expected to Continue ----Location:PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS ----Job Description:Position will be responsible for maintaining and administering Linux based HPC clusters with multiple architectures. ----Job Details:
General Notes
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the leading supercomputing centers in the world, supporting advances in computational research by thousands of researchers and students. TACC staff help researchers and educators use advanced computing, visualization, and storage technologies effectively, and conduct research and development to make these technologies more powerful, more reliable, and easier to use. TACC staff also educate and train the next generation of researchers, empowering them to make discoveries that advance knowledge and change the world.The Large Scale Systems group at Texas Advanced Computing Center invites a Systems Administrator who can provide Linux systems administration and hardware support for HPC systems. The position will require interaction in a multi-vendor, high performance computing environment that includes petascale HPC and storage systems and high-speed networking infrastructure.The Texas Advanced Computing Center supports individuals from all communities by respecting and encouraging mindfulness of diverse viewpoints and experiences. We strive to promote diversity in our recruiting and retention practices as we believe inclusivity contributes to the development of excellence in all of our endeavors. TACC fosters a culture of innovation, passion, and fun by encouraging staff members to actively collaborate to investigate the latest technologies, team up for charities, and celebrate successes together. TACC promotes a healthy workplace by helping employees achieve balance between their personal and professional lives in order to increase employee engagement, job satisfaction, and overall well-being.Selected candidate for this position must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.

  • Maintain and administer Linux based HPC clusters with multiple architectures.
  • Configure and monitor cluster management software, and the job scheduler.
  • Monitor and respond to system events and change requests.
  • Diagnose and repair Linux cluster hardware components.
  • Maintain accurate documentation including logging changes such that documentation always reflects the current state of the system.
  • Automate routine tasks when applicable.
  • Deploy new systems and subsystems when applicable.
  • Interface with other groups to optimize performance and improve the clusters available features.
    Required Qualifications
    • Experience in Linux systems administration
    • Experience with server hardware and repairing systems
    • Experience in Linux networking and managing the OSI layers in Linux
    • Experience with one or more scripting languages, (e.g. Python, Perl, Bash)
    • Ability and desire to learn new concepts and software tools
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • 3+ years experience administering Linux systems (RedHat or CentOS preferred)
      • Familiarity with system software package management, patches, software compilation, concepts such as RAID, hardware diagnostics, ipmi, racadm, network configuration, backups, and failure-recovery procedures
      • Experience configuring and deploying Linux clusters of any size including configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible, LoSF
      • Hands on experience in physical deployment including cabling, power distribution and cooling
      • Practical knowledge of one or more of the following interconnects: InfiniBand, iSCSI, Fiber-Channel, Omni-Path or GE
      • Experience working in an academic research environment working in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with computational scientists and engineers
      • Basic knowledge of monitoring software such as Nagios or Zabbix
      • Any experience with any software tools such as OpenStack, OpenNebula, OpenShift, Cobbler, Foreman, and/or Kubernetes is advantageous
        Salary Range
        $85,000 + depending on qualifications
        Working Conditions
        Typical Office Environment
        Required Materials
        • Resume/CV
        • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
        • Letter of interest Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that--ALL--Required Materials have been uploaded. --Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval. ----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. ----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,--complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. --You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. --Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. --Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The universitys company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
          • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
          • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
          • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
          • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF] ----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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