Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based on Qualifications.
Department/Organization: 200721 - Enterprise Technology
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist V performs advanced IT activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of IT principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and university policy. Requires a great amount of evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May be responsible for training, assisting or supervising lower level IT personnel and other staff. May lead projects and cross-functional activities.
Additional Department Summary: The HPC Systems Administrator will help manage daily operations of HPC clusters, research storage, and other infrastructure and technologies. Will also monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize HPC nodes. This position will be responsible for hands-on configuring and installing new nodes, storage, infrastructure components, and HPC software. This role will develop and maintain HPC software and tools with the assistance of researchers and other engineers. Will also be responsible for assisting faculty and students with HPC use.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree and three (3) years of IT experience; OR Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and seven (7) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and nine (9) years of IT experience. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional or security technology skills or knowledge of project management methods and applications. May require advanced level training or certification.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Three years or more of experience of Linux systems administration (building software, run-time environment configuration, performance monitoring, and shell tools/scripting). Hands-on systems hardware/storage array installation and support experience. Experience compiling, configuring, and managing Linux-based software. Experience with Linux/Unix scripting (shell scripting, Perl, Python). Requires occasional travel to UA’s HPC facility in Birmingham, AL for hands-on cluster tasks.
Skills and Knowledge: Self-motivated, able to work both independently and in a team environment. Must also possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: A bachelors’ degree or higher in a technical field, like engineering, computer science, or other computational science. Experience using or supporting HPC clusters or experience supporting research computing in a scientific or technical environment. Experience using or supporting any of the following: GPUs, parallel programming techniques (MPI, OpenMPI), InfiniBand/Mellanox optics, cloud HPC, deploying common frameworks (scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Pytorch, etc.), or data transfer networks (Globus). Programming/scripting experience with Conda, MATLAB, C, Java, or Mathematica.
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