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Senior Systems Administrator - Windows & Linux

Company: Zencon Group
Location: Remote
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer , is the principal technology expert for Windows and Linux systems in the Scientific Computing group. The incumbent utilizes a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and best practices to design, manage, maintain, upgrade and monitor Scientific Computing's systems. The incumbent will develop and implement solutions responsive to researcher needs, in conjunction with other technology professionals and consistent with IT policies and Compliance. The systems administrator will support a wide array of applications, including VMware, REDCap, Jira, Postgres, MySQL, SQL server, Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), and other custom Sinai-developed software. In total, there are approximately 20 physical servers and 30 VMs along with an archival storage system containing over 20 petabytes of data. The TSM system is integrated with the 25,000-core, 30 petabyte high-performance computing system. Primary duties include:
Design, manage, maintain, monitor, and upgrade Windows and Linux infrastructure, including file servers, in multiple physical locations


  • In conjunction with the high-performance computing subgroup, develop processes and policies for a 20-petabyte TSM tape archival storage system with thousands of users. Perform system administration support for TSM, including management of the 100 terabyte TSM disk cache, 12 LTO9 tape drives and 12 LTO5 tape drives. Assist with end researcher support to place and retrieve files.
  • Design and develop scripts for system administration and monitoring for Ansible configuration management, Grafana/Nagios/Zabbix system monitoring, Splunk and other tools.
  • Research, deploy and manage security infrastructure, including implementation of policies and procedures from IT Security and Compliance.
  • Plan, implement, troubleshoot and maintain software including databases (SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, triple store and other databases) and REDCap, Jira, TSM and other software.
  • Troubleshoot system and application issues across multiple environments and operating platforms. Provide off-hours support for critical production issues.
  • Research, suggest and implement new uses of information technologies, policies and procedures for continued improvement.
  • Develops, creates effective system documentation.


    Requirements:


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a related discipline.
    • Ten years of experience installing, configuring, managing, provisioning, automating tasks and monitoring hardware and software. Experience with configuration management and security best practices.
    • At least six years of experience in designing, administering and troubleshooting Linux and Windows systems, file systems and VMs.
    • The ability to communicate effectively and manage multiple conflicting priorities simultaneously.
    • Requires excellent analytical ability, strong judgment and management skills, and the ability to work effectively with client and IT management and staff.
    • Experience working in a research environment preferred.
    • Experience with JIRA, Confluence administration, databases (MS SQL, MySQL, MySQL Galera, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc.) and VMWare preferred.

Keywords: Zencon Group, Eugene , Senior Systems Administrator - Windows & Linux, IT / Software / Systems , Remote, Oregon

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