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Research Systems Specialist

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Research Computing-615000
Working Title Research Systems Specialist
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Information Technology
Salary Range $90,000 - $105,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002786
Position ID 00058695
Posting Open Date 11/16/2017
Application Deadline 01/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 12/04/2017
Position Summary

The position is a member of the systems team of Research Computing. The systems team is responsible for cluster computing environments (high-performance, high-throughput, data-intensive), storage subsystems, virtual scientific workstation systems, large capacity archive, secure computing enclave for regulated data, select relational database services, and other ad-hoc capabilities.

We seek applicants who enjoy a dynamic working environment that presents ample opportunity to learn and explore new technologies. Our organization interacts with people and projects in any of the varied disciplines and programmes of university inquiry. We foster a work environment that enables employees to work creatively—and with sufficient time and freedom—to make novel and significant contributions, via technology delivery, to the advancement of science and scholarship

Educational Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or a
- Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area; or an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Journey level requires an additional one year of education or experience.
- Advanced level requires an additional two years of education or experience.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Qualifications and Experience

REQUIRED:
1.) Work experience in a relevant/related role

2.) Proficiency with Linux/Unix server systems administration

3.) Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment

4.) Demonstrated customer service skills

5.) Knowledge and comfort operating in an environment that utilizes configuration management and provisioning systems.

6.) Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn and deploy new and emerging technologies

PREFERRED:
1.) Experience with SALT, Cobbler, SLURM, git, and continuous integration software

2.) Experience with infrastructure and platform services from cloud providers (e.g., Azure, Google, Amazon)

3.) Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server operating system, management infrastructure, and technology stack

4.) Experience in an academic information technology organization

5.) Experience working directly with end-users

6.) Experience providing information technology services to research faculty, research labs, and/or lab staff

7.) Experience with GPFS, Netapp ONTAP, NTFS.

8.) Experience and comfort with MySQL and Postgresql

9.) Experience with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment

10.) Experience with Microsoft SQL Server

11.) Knowledge and experience with various storage technologies and filesystems in a high-capacity and i/o-intensive deployment context

12.) Experience as a system administrator in an environment that stores and/or processes regulated data, including individually identifying and personal health information

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions
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Department Contact Information

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Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Systems Programmer Specialist-Advanced position.
    • Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; and one year of experience in operations analysis and design systems programming or closely related area; or
    • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or
    • Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area; or
    • Associate‚Äôs degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience equivalent to ten years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area (e.g. one year toward degree and nine years related experience); or
    • None of the above.
  2. * Please briefly describe a circumstance in which you would not recommend using a provisioning and/or configuration management system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Consider a web-application cluster and a high-performance computing cluster. Please describe at least one material difference between them in their implementation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How would you determine an appropriate block size for a filesystem? Please describe briefly.

    (Open Ended Question)