JOB TITLE: Academic UNIX Support Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services
TYPICAL DUTIES: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology Support Services with management support from the Manager of Academic Computing for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Academic UNIX Support Specialist will provide systems support to the user community.
MINIMUM DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and two years experience with Unix system administration, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. Proven proficiency with UNIX (particularly Linux, but also including Solaris and OS X) system administration and network security. Demonstrated proficiency with diagnostic tools such as truss and strace, knowledge of common shells such as bash and tcsh, knowledge of scripting tools including sed, awk, and PERL, and ability to work with open source software solutions. Proven ability to independently solve problems.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field. Demonstrated experience running HPC clusters (including knowledge of cluster management systems such as openMosix and scyld) and working with distributed programming APIs such as MPI. Prior experience in a university setting including proven experience in research support. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic mail applications and protocols such as sendmail, IMAP, POP, Cyrus, etc.
COMPETENCIES: Interpersonal skills, functional/technical skills, written and oral communication, presentation skills, teamwork/collaboration, problem solving, peer relationships.