The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Information Technology, High Performance and Scientific ComputingGroup
The Office of Information Technology at The University of Tennessee Knoxvilleis seeking qualified applicants for a System Administrator position which willperform a key role in evaluating, deploying, maintaining, securing, andoperating the research cyberinfrastructure resources used to support theresearch mission of the University. OIT operates computing resources andprovides support to University researchers and their collaborators giving themthe capability to investigate and solve cutting-edge and computationallychallenging problems. Under the guidance of the Director, High Performance andScientific Computing, this individual will have an in-depth knowledge of systemadministration and be part of a team that manages centralized high performancecomputing and storage resources, a secure research computing environment, andworks with faculty and researchers to make effective use of the resources forresearch.
Major Duties/Responsibilities The successful candidate will have an in-depth level skill set, performadvanced analysis, and provide advanced problem solving to maintain andadminister the research cyberinfrastructure resources used to support theresearch mission of the University. The responsibilities of the SystemAdministrator includes, but is not limited to: coordinating the configurationand maintenance of the storage resources, including hardware and software;configure and maintain server-class, HPC resources, including hardware, OSsoftware, application software installed with the OS package management tool,and resource management system; supporting the Senior System Administrator withmaintaining the computational resources; maintaining an effective securityposture including implementing the required security controls specified in thesystem security plan; diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, networking,and system issues when they arise; monitoring services and responding toservice failures; implementing configuration management processes andprocedures; providing technical support and user support as needed; documentingprocesses and procedures to administer and maintain the storage andcomputational systems and infrastructure; supporting the research cyberinfrastructureportal and database; ensuring required backups are performed regularly andsuccessfully; and working with other OIT groups, such as, Networking Services,Help Desk, and Systems to support the continued and efficient operation of thestorage and computational and infrastructure resources.
Internal Number: 199907
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