Job ID: 2019-10931 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Information Technology
Do you want to be part of a team that supports world-leading researchers by delivering innovative data storage and management services? Would you enjoy collaborating with faculty and researchers to design and implement solutions that best support their research needs? Are parallel file systems and/or object storage among your specialties? If so, the Research Computing department is looking for a Research Data Storage and Data Management Engineer to join its team and guide the direction of data storage and management systems for advancing innovative research at Princeton University.
In this role, you partner with research faculty, vendors, and IT staff to architect, design, install, and administer research data storage systems to the specifications needed for data intensive research. You will also troubleshoot system-level issues, as well as give workshops to share knowledge about research data archival and data management topics with the research community.
Working closely with IT colleagues, the Library, the Office of the Dean for Research, and technical staff in University departments, you also provide timely and creative support for long term data storage and retrieval for research computing.
Design and specify research data storage solutions that support long term archival and retrieval on-premises and in the cloud
Consult with faculty, vendors, and IT staff to determine storage and data movement requirements
Install, maintain, and administer research data storage and retrieval systems
Develop and apply best practices for installing, configuring, and operating data intensive research systems both on-premises and in the cloud
Analyze and troubleshoot complex data related problems
Teach workshops on research data storage and management
Work with campus partners, to develop a training curriculum and user-friendly interfaces for conducting and archiving data intensive research
Install, maintain, and support data archival and retrieval software, and schedulers on the systems
Monitor system and network health and performance
Manage and maintain vendor relationships
Advise faculty and researchers on data intensive research and big data considerations
Keep abreast of emerging technologies related to data storage and movement
Use scripting and programming tools (bash, Python, and/or Perl) and perform basic debugging
Develop and maintain documentation related to data intensive research systems and storage
Provide off-hours, on-call support for HPC systems on a rotating basis
Experience designing and managing storage solutions, including parallel file systems like SpectrumScale (GPFS) and/or Lustre, as well as cloud storage systems
Expertise in object storage systems
Experience managing systems that process and store restricted use, confidential, and personally identifiable data in a secure and private manner
Ability to solve routine and complex data storage and movement problems
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to respond promptly and professionally to customer requests
Minimum of five years of experience as a research storage system administrator
Demonstrated successes working in a collaborative environment, as well as independently
Ability to learn new systems beyond area of core knowledge
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse user base having varied levels of technical proficiencies
Proactively seeks information and ideas from peers, supervisors, and customers
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Expertise with big data system administration, installation, and troubleshooting
Experience with cloud storage solutions
Experience managing databases, for example MySQL, PostGreSQL
A bachelor’s degree in science, information technology, mathematics, computer engineering, or a related computational field. A Masters or Ph.D. in computer science or other related field, coupled with a strong computational focus, is preferred.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 115903150
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.