Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Systems Administrator for the Office of Advanced Research Computing. The position provides expertise in specific technologies used by units around the University, such as parallization of code, Hadoop, and high-performance networking.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Maintains contact with researchers around the University, developing recommendations for software that OARC should license, and hardware and service that require support.
Assess the needs of research projects, recommending an appropriate mix of departmental, University, national and commercial resources , and helping researchers set up and use those resources.
Manages end-user accounts and usage utilizing queuing software (schedulers) and other tools.
Provides system services and analyze system performance for stakeholders and intended end users.
Performs all activities necessary to activate a new operating system or new release of an existing system, including analysis, design, implementation, and related documentation.
Analyzes systems performance and modifies programs to increase the efficiency of the operation.
Reinstates integrity of system as quickly as possible following an outage in order to minimize item and data loss.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree preferably in computer science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in linux system administration, systems programming or research computing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in, at least, two of the following areas: HPC system administration including Linux, cluster job schedulers, parallel storage and file systems, general IP networking, high speed low-latency network interconnects, familiarity with common scripting languages, configuration management tools or programming methodologies.
Experience as a system administrator of a high-performance computing system.
Other areas in which experience is preferred include network administration, Hadoop, numerical computing, IT planning, and programming, configuration management tools.
Have a comfort level working directly with researchers in finding solutions to demanding computational problems.
Master’s degree in a technical discipline.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Sitting, standing, walking, talking and hearing. Visual acuity to perform activities such as: viewing a computer terminal, reading, analyzing written information/data, etc.
Posting Number: 21ST0386
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 126027
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.