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Current Openings:

Systems Administrator

The Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for a systems administrator.  This position involves the installation, upgrade and optimization of software and services across a variety of Linux based high performance compute clusters. The candidate will work with the systems administration group on long term projects as well as perform routine systems administration functions to maintain the center's production environment. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual who is ready to learn new skill-sets, new technologies, and likes a challenge. 

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline.  However, a combined education and equivalent experience will also be considered.  Have 2-5 years of hands-on experience with Linux Systems Administration (RedHat or CentOS preferred).  Experience with Git or other DVCS.  Experience with programming/scripting (any of the following are preferred: Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby).  Strong troubleshooting/problem solving skills.  Work well in a team setting or independently without frequent direction from supervisor/manager.  Have a clear understanding of LAN networking and network security. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Show an aptitude of learning new skills and technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Database Software - SQL and/or NoSQL. Configuration management software (Puppet preferred). Knowledge of HPC concepts and technologies (SLURM, MPI). Linux/Network Infrastructure - DNS, LDAP, Kerberos, SMTP, NFS, SSL, SSH. Linux support tools - Netstat, Ngrep, RPM, apt-get. Security - General understanding of system and network security. Knowledge of cloud-based computing (Amazon AWS, Eucalyptus, OpenStack). Ticketing systems - RequestTracker (RT) or similar. Experience with any of the following software is a plus: FreeIPA, Foreman, Puppet, SLURM.


Salary: $50,000 - $65,000 (commensurate with experience)

Interested persons should apply on-line at UB JobsEmail applications can not be accepted.