OU Position: OSCER IT Analyst I- System Administrator

October 27, 2015

University of Oklahoma
Information Technology
OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER)
IT Analyst I- System Administrator

Listing Information

Job Search Category: Non Student

Job Type: Full-Time

Requisition Number: 23825

Listing Title: IT Analyst I- System Administrator

Job Code: 2520

Department: Data Center and Supercomputing (ITDCSC)

Position address: 1 Partners Place

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position.

Regular days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. but flexibility can be requested.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Hours per week: 40

Salary Range: Negotiable

Job Function: IT Analyst I – System Administrator

OU IT is looking for a technical professional who has a passion for the higher education environment and wants to grow their technical career.

It is a remarkable opportunity to be a part of a service organization that directly impacts the work of researchers and educators at the University of Oklahoma.

The job function of this position is to serve as a System Administrator within the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research operating and maintaining the University’s cluster supercomputers as well as working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students to make the best possible use of OU’s research computing systems.

As a member of the supercomputing operations team, this person will work with researchers, educators and other team members to identify and ameliorate technical obstacles to the work of the OU research community.

The primary duties of this position will be to assist with ongoing efforts to document, develop, maintain, and enhance high-performance computing systems in a manner consistent with established priorities and prevailing best practices, and to work directly with researchers and educators on how to use these systems effectively in their research and teaching.

The ideal candidate for this position is curious, creative, tenacious, self-directed, and demonstrates a strong work ethic; is productive working independently as well as collaboratively; is analytical and able to identify, define, interpret, and resolve both technical and human issues.

Department Preferences:

– Experience and proficiency with programming and/or scripting

– Experience and proficiency with Linux, particularly Red Hat/CentOS

– Experience and proficiency with version control, for example, git

– Experience in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field

Special instructions to applicants: Travel is primarily local during the business day. May need to attend meetings in Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

Overnight travel may be expected for training and/ or conferences.

Must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
List of References

Campus: Norman

Listing date: 10-15-2015

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Must be able to engage in repetitive motions and communicate.

Required Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree Or equivalent combination of education/job related work experience.

0-12 months of experience managing networked shared resources within a multi-user computing environment

Required Certifications, Registrations, or Licenses: None

Required Skills and Proficiencies:
Please list the skills and proficiencies needed to perform the essential duties and responsibilities

-Understanding of multi-user computing systems and networks

– Intermediate understanding of computer operating system concepts, such as file systems, scheduling, user identities and logging.

– Ability to cultivate functional working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, staff and other team members and to work constructively with those constituencies to solve technical and research problems

– Ability to learn independently and a commitment to ongoing professional development

– Ability to locate and utilize technical documentation and other resources related to technical challenges

– Familiarity with resources for professional development in computer system administration

– Ability to convey complex technical material clearly in both written and spoken communication

– Ability to organize investigations into technical problems, collect data, and draw appropriate conclusions

– Ability to think creatively and innovatively about technical challenges and adapt to rapidly changing technology and requirements

– Ability to balance priorities between multiple projects, issues and requirements, while maintaining effective communication with other stakeholders.

Valid Driver’s License Required: No

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon background check