The following position reporting to Rich Knepper, Manager, Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure is
being posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at https://jobs.iu.edu/
Refer to job number #7322.
Systems Administrator - AITC - PA3IT
Description and Responsibilities:
Provides priority server and operating systems administration to the Science and Community Tools group.
In particular, provides systems management and administration for the Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC) group which currently uses a total of approximately 65 virtual machines for development, testing, and production purposes. These systems currently use technologies such as Red Hat, Oracle, MySQL, Java and PHP to provide highly utilized, enterprise-level applications that bolster biomedical research at the IU School of Medicine.
Works with both ABITC and Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure (CBRI) staff to ensure maximal availability, and performance of these systems; and provides guidance to the ABITC team on systems requirements and provisioning of hardware, and manage hardware and virtual machine requests for systems underlying ABITC services. Manages systems deployment, updates, backups, and maintenance for the systems that support ABITC services; and, in the event of systems failures, works with ABITC staff on a priority basis in order to restore systems to full availability.
Additionally, the National Center for Genome Assembly Support (NCGAS) requires regular, assured access to the Systems Analyst when developing web portals; and serves as a backup for the High Throughput Computing group as it ramps up activities to support the Open Science Grid.
Interacts and coordinates these activities with those of the CBRI staff, who will provide information and context about systems and application support standards within the Research Technologies Division of UITS. Balances the needs of the ABITC group while conforming to the security standards, and best practices of CBRI and Research Technologies (RT).
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics or a related field and four years of experience in systems administration of web-based applications, especially troubleshooting or maintaining multiples layers of an application or system .operating system, database, and web server environments.
Knowledge of best practices for establishment and maintenance of development, testing and production systems, particularly those based on Red Hat, Java, Oracle, MySQL, and PHP; and ability to understand and support multiple layers of the application technology stack. Ability to balance input from multiple perspectives and synthesizing a workflow that meets those disparate requirements; Understanding of Virtualized environment and systems tuning for performance; and ability to identify resources, and work with multiple groups within UITS, to provide the required services to groups within the SCT group. Ability to work with members of the UITS community and provide documentation responsive to their needs; Excellent written and oral skills; and ability to write and present information about Science and Community Tools to the broader community.
Preferred: Some graduate work in related field.
Note: This position reports to the Managers of ABITC, NCGAS, and HTC for task and project level direction while reporting to Rich Knepper for administrative direction. The Managers of ABITC and NCGAS will coordinate to ensure that 10% effort will be directed towards NCGAS.
All employees of the Research Technologies Division of UITS work in a highly collaborative environment which requires of all employees' willingness to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues and clients, openness with information, professional and respectful approaches to collaboration and contention, and compliance with university policies including IU's Intellectual Property policies. Code and documentation developed by staff in relation to or as part of their professional work activities are, unless otherwise designated in advance, considered to be the Intellectual Property of IU, per IU Intellectual Property guidelines. Code and documents are to be stored and maintained within identified shared code and document repositories, shared with other entities within IU, and disclosed to IURTC promptly. All employees are required to uphold and support IU's mission in deed and in spirit . and particularly its activities in research, education, and engagement in the State of Indiana and beyond.
Other: This position is funded for 1 year with the potential for renewal.
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.