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Academic UNIX Support Specialist

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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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Install, update, operate, debug and maintain a centralized high performance research Linux computing cluster;
  • Provide system administration support to faculty research UNIX systems, application/hardware installation, maintenance, and development;
  • Provide system administration support to ITS UNIX systems, including including application/hardware installation, maintenance, and development;
  • Install, update, and maintain a Linux systems teaching laboratory;
  • Participate in periodic emergency on-call rotation;
  • Partner with other members of Technical Support Services and Academic Computing Services to coordinate technologies and share knowledge;
  • Provide leadership for the campus UNIX Users Group.

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.


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