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The System Administrator position is at an academic lab of roughly 40 people and will be part of a 6-person software development team. Key skills and experience: Linux system administration, VM cluster, AWS hosting of production websites with many users, GitHub, open-source software release and deployment, and support of lab members in local computing and cluster-based scientific computing.
The Ideker lab in the UCSD School of Medicine performs biological and bioinformatics research, including machine learning applied to biomedicine. It also supports multiple open-source software projects, some with 10K+ users.
System Administrator will manage, maintain and extend the computing infrastructure for the Ideker Lab, both hardware and software, and they will support the users of that infrastructure. They will deploy and administrate cloud hosted websites and services, including usage analysis and reporting.
Lab infrastructure system administration: they will administrate scientific computing infrastructure that includes the secure compute clusters, a Virtual Machines (VM) cluster, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) server, lab workstations and compute servers, and multiple storage servers. Most of the systems are housed at the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC). They will manage the purchasing process and interface with vendors for warranty support. They will monitor alerts and performance metrics and will plan and manage data and image backup. Will manage the user authentication system, gateway computers, the firewall, virtual private network (VPN), samba server, Internet Protocol (IP) allocation and Hostmaint. They will control the configuration of all systems, using tools such as Puppet. The System Administrator will also maintain the documentation for the systems, including hardware configuration.
Cloud website, cloud services, and open-source software administration: They will administrate websites and web services hosted on cloud providers including Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google and on the local VM Cluster. Will track usage of these systems, using both standard tools and custom logging and reporting systems. They will prepare periodic reports of usage and perform backups, respond to outages, and keep the deployed systems robust and secure. They will administrate internal issue tracking systems and end-user bug and issue reporting systems. They will perform aspects of the software release process, such as software builds, testing, and deployment.
Lab user support: Will install and maintain user's computers and other computers at the Ideker lab, including IT issues involving scientific instruments. They will control the software configuration of these systems, diagnose problems and install and replace hardware. They will maintain user documentation for lab computing. The System Administrator will assist in the Information technology (IT) issues encountered when installing or maintaining scientific instruments.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
General knowledge of several areas of IT.
Proven ability to install software and troubleshoot and repair moderately complex problems with computing devices, peripherals and software. Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Basic knowledge of incident response procedures. Ability to follow software specifications Including windows and OS/X operating systems.
Demonstrated experience with database administration. Including SQL databases such as MySQL, Postgres.
Thorough knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies. Skills applying security controls to computer software and hardware. Examples: user authentication systems, gateway computers, firewalls, VPNs.
Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.
Proven ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.
Solid understanding of how system management actions affect users and dependent/related functions.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Abil
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