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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Computer Systems Administrator
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170073
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Computer systems administration with strong emphasis on storage administration that supports High Performance and research computing through interactions with the Advanced Research Computing group’s Computational Scientists and faculty researchers across campus.

To provide system administration and application support to assure the reliability, availability, functionality and security of GPFS storage cluster and other related systems. Responsibilities include developing or enhancing software tools or scripts to assist in systems administration, and performance monitoring. Maintain and develop security tools/utilities for forecasting, responding and detecting internet attacks. Lead efforts to isolate and determine causes of system problems that may be complex in nature. Provide technical consulting to IT staff, and university community and assist in solving extraordinary user problems

Required Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge and experience in UNIX and LINUX system administration. Experience troubleshooting software and hardware system errors and the ability to analyze a wide range of hardware/software problems required. In-depth knowledge of UNIX systems, system administration tools and methodologies and security practices. Strong working knowledge of network security concepts. Experience writing complex scripts/programs. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team. Specific knowledge of several of the following: Backup software such as IBM Spectrum Protect (aka Tivoli Storage Manager), storage solutions such as NetApp cluster mode, Dell storage solutions, parallel file systems such as GPFS, computer operating systems such as UNIX, LINUX, Fiber-channel networking, and data archiving solutions such as IBM Spectrum Scale Archive.

Bachelor degree in a related field or significant work experience doing a similar job such as extensive experience in computer support such as system administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

MS degree in a closely related field with experience working in a high performance computing environment.
Preference given for experience with storage systems interacting with High Performance/Cluster computing environments, knowledge of parallel file systems such as GPFS or Lustre, and interactions with virtualized computing platforms.

Preference given for security related certifications, such as GIAC or CISSP certifications.
Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Schedule adjusts are possible with management review and approval.

Employee will have on call responsibilities.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete description of the position and requirements and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting AP0170073. Review of applications will begin March 23rd 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: NIS - Data Center
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: M-F8-5 or as adjusted
Job Posting Date: 03/09/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/22/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74472

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Required Documents

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