Systems Administrator

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00024655
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

CBICA is seeking an intermediate system administrator (SAGE III) to add to our IT team supporting researchers in biomedical image analysis. You can make a direct contribution to medical and scientific research by helping maintain and improve the Center's growing HPC facility, all while working with smart people in a great environment. This position offers exposure to a wide range of technologies with the flexibility for you to develop deep expertise in areas of interest.

Job Description

CBICA is seeking an intermediate system administrator (SAGE III) to add to our IT team supporting researchers in biomedical image analysis. You can make a direct contribution to medical and scientific research by helping maintain and improve the Center's growing HPC facility, all while working with smart people in a great environment. This position offers exposure to a wide range of technologies with the flexibility for you to develop deep expertise in areas of interest.

Required Skills

  • General system administration and problem solving
  • Organization skills and judgement enabling you to work independently
  • Linux System Administration (RHEL-based)
  • Linux scripting (BASH)
  • Experience with automated provisioning/configuration management (xCAT, Puppet preferred)
  • Ability to automate solutions to repetitive problems/tasks
  • Strong troubleshooting skills leading toward root-cause analysis and practical issue resolution
  • Ability to communicate effectively with investigators and staff with a wide range of technical knowledge

Preferred Skills

  • RHSA certification
  • Perl, Python
  • HPC configuration and operation (SGE preferred)
  • HA cluster experience (RHCS preferred)
  • Experience with clustered filesystems (GPFS, Gluster, Lustre, GFS)
  • moderate Windows and Mac OS X administration
  • Unix/Windows/AD interoperability and CIFS file sharing
  • Enterprise monitoring and alerting tools (Nagios)
  • Apache web server administration    

Principal Position Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Build, install, document, and maintain Linux servers, network devices, storage arrays and other core components
  • Provide system and application support to clinical, research, and application development users
  • Configure and support Windows and Mac OS devices
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years of operating systems maintenance and analysis experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

High noise environment (Datacenter)

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table

Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs

Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Using tools requiring high dexterity

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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