Systems Administrator at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Posted by Hannah Remmert on 08/10/2017 13:36 UTC

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Position Information
Working Title: Systems Administrator
Department/College/Unit: Holland Computing Center-7300
Requisition Number: S_170383
Posting Open Date: 06/22/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date): 08/31/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled: Yes

Description of Work
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Position will be required to maintain core IT, webserver, and database infrastructure for the Nebraska Food for Health Center (NFHC) and to develop infrastructure for integrating data and transferring securely to Holland Computing Center (HCC) core resources. Position will be responsible for developing IT infrastructure that implements a secure RedCap web application for clinical data with survey instruments for acquisition of personalized data from human subjects, and developing infrastructure for uniting de-identified survey data with multi-omics data and other clinical measurements for analysis on HCC systems. Routine IT work may also include, but is not limited to, administer LDAP and group Content Management System (CMS), provide resolution to NFHC PIs and NFHC staff for user issues, support and maintain user authentication mechanisms and work with (HCC) staff to maintain systems security integrity. Position will be expected to keep current with industry security announcements and to coordinate with NFHC and other HCC staff to appropriately respond to maintain system security and availability. Various tasks including the following will be required: developing and implementing survey instruments through RedCap web application, developing and/or implementing pipelines for merging de-identified survey data with omics and clinical data sets and integrating with HCC, maintaining and upgrading hardware, operating systems, and related aspects (networking, storage, computing) of various systems; performing backups; managing user accounts; installing new software (commercial and public domain); maintaining system security; monitoring system usage; evaluating, recommending and/or negotiating specific hardware purchases. HCC systems are integrated with national computational grids; installation and maintenance of grid protocol software may become necessary.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computing intensive physical science plus minimum of 5 years of experience in systems administration of multiple machines and programming and systems knowledge in LINUX required. High level scripting proficiency (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl) necessary. Must have experience in developing survey instruments for human subjects. Demonstrated proficiency with LAMP/LAPP stack essential. Demonstrated expertise with Linux/Unix operating systems required. Must have ability to communicate and work with a team. Ability to commute between HCC sites on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in computer science or related field preferred. Knowledge of other operating systems and an application area desirable. Prefer experience with Linux cluster provisioning tools (e.g. Puppet, Cobbler). Experience with large scale monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios, Ganglia) helpful. Experience with OpenStack and Linux virtualization technologies desirable. Prefer experience with large scale cluster environments. Teaching experience at the college level helpful. Experience administering and using a cluster with high performance networking and storage preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary Negotiable
How to Apply
Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
David Swanson

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date: ASAP
Appointment End Date
Supplemental Questions

Required Documents
Cover Letter
List of References
Optional Documents