Systems Administrator in the Advanced Computing Systems group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center(TACC) will provide leadership and technical expertise to TACC's advanced computing activities. Position will support and enhance the world-class TACC visualization laboratory and scientific computing lab/classroom.
This position will serve as the primary campus systems administrator to support the TACC visualization laboratory and highly used scientific computing lab and classroom. The position will provide support to visualization staff and users of vis lab equipment. The position will work with visualization staff to maintain and enhance visualization lab capabilities. The position will also work with members of the systems group to design, install and operate Linux and Windows computer servers. The position will provide support to current systems administration staff on computing systems running Windows and Linux. The position will work with and respond to emergency situations involving system problems, downtime and security breaches. The position will evaluate new architectures, systems, and other system tools to determine the best techniques for providing services to staff and users.
Other related functions as assigned.
Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in systems ad ministration. Able to learn university system. Typically relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to document activities and solutions. Two or more years of professional experience with Linux server installation and administration (e.g. Centos, Ubuntu, Red Hat). One or more years of professional experience supporting common applications such as web servers, databases, Tomcat and PHP in a Linux environment. Must be able to independently troubleshoot Linux and network problems. Experience writing documentation for a technical audience describing problem, solution, and work efforts in various scenarios. Excellent customer focus and interpersonal skills.
Implement solutions to problems of diverse scope in specific areas, including visualization, graphics, rendering and data analysis to identify root cause and contributing factors. Demonstrates independent and correct judgment to perform all actions within job function. Assists in development and implementation of standard operating procedures. Experience with hardware diagnostics, server performance monitoring, network utilities, or application performance optimization. Knowledge of scripting languages such, as bash, perl, python, and ruby and VM technologies such as VMWare, KVM, Zen, REV, and relevant cloud technologies. Two or more years administrating and supporting Linux servers. Professional experience with Microsoft Windows Server installation and administration. One or more years of experience with Linux configuration management processes such as bcfg2, cfengine, chef, puppet, Cobbler, and Spacewalk, and PXE network based installation and Kickstart installation processes for Linux systems. Knowledge of graphics hardware and driver stacks from NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, OpenGL and/or DirectX and windowing environments on Linux, MacOS and Windows.
May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving