HPC Senior Systems Administrator

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Education Requirement:
A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Experience (typically 5-7 years) supporting a medium to large (250+ users or equivalent) heterogeneous environment of Linux/Unix systems administration and/or systems programming, including design and deployment
• Experience designing and supporting complex systems and ability to explain process, deliverables, and best practices for performance
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with technical and non-technical staff
• Extensive experience in securing systems.
• Extensive experience in developing or managing programmatic solutions in a heterogeneous environment
• Extensive experience with scripting languages (such as bash, ruby, python).
• Extensive experience supporting open source software
• Ability to guide and effectively work with student employees
• Experience supporting technology in a research setting

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge and experience in designing and operating multi-user HPC systems (highly desirable)
• Experience writing puppet manifests/managing complex system deployments with puppet.
• Experience supporting High Speed Fabric technology (such as InfiniBand or Omnipath)
• Experience with accelerated computing hardware and software (such as Nvidia GPUs and CUDA) strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of Linux provisioning frameworks (ex: Warewulf, Rocks, xCat)
• Knowledge of queueing systems and resource managers (such as SGE, Slurm, etc).
• Knowledge of data analytics and/or artificial intelligence workflows
• Experience with container technology (such as singularity, docker, etc)
• Experience with advanced filesystems (e.g. ZFS, GPFS, CEPH) or network attached storage
• Knowledge and experience with building and supporting scientific software on HPC systems.

Additional Information:
Please attach a cover letter and your resume as part of the relevant submission materials. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification.
For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Kuebrich Yordi at kim-yordi@uiowa.edu

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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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