Harvard University Sys Progrmng/Analysis/Admin in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47159BRAuto req ID:47159BRJob Code:383257 Sys Progrmng/Analysis/Admin Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:System AdministratorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

A minimum of a BS degree in a computational field OR a minimum of 3 years experience in Linux system administration. A combination of course work and experience will be considered.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in scripting and coding: bash, python, ruby, C/C++

  • Regular use of identity management software like LDAP/Active Directory

  • Knowledge of virtualization environments (Xen, Eucalyptus, VMWare), cloud computing environments (AWS, Azure, OpenNebula) and container environments (Docker, Singularity, Shifter).

  • Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt.

  • Knowledge of database concepts and basic administration for MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL, Oracle.

  • Knowledge of scientific gateways: Galaxy, Pegasus, etc.

  • Knowledge of a variety of filesystems and storage deployments: NFS, SMB, Lustre, GPFS, Ceph, S3, etc.

Additional Information:

This is a three-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.

We regret that Harvard does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

Department:Science Division/Research ComputingPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Information Technology Duties & Responsibilities:

Harvard’s Research Computing is seeking a System Administrator to join the team of Cyberinfrastructure Systems Engineers in the Operations Group. The System Administrator will report to the Manager of Operations for Research Computing. In this position, you will be part of a team that is responsible for the provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure that supports 600+ faculty research groups across Harvard. Specific duties may include:

  • Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures

  • Performing daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware components, server resources, systems processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of automated tasks.

  • Performing daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media.

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

  • Apply OS patches and firmware upgrades on a regular basis. Upgrade administrative tools and utilities.

  • Configure/add new services as necessary.

Harvard University’s Research Computing continues to evolve, expand services and support to their leading research faculty and their collaborators around the world. These services include maintaining nearly 100,000 cores of high-performance computing, cloud computing, virtual machines, storage, databases, instrumentation core facility workstations and other development platforms as well as directly engaging with researchers through help requests, online chat, office hours, training, and in-depth consultations. Research Computing has numerous other successful collaborations, including building the MGHPCC (http://www.mghpcc.org/) in Holyoke, MA with leading partner universities. It is with these institutions that the newly NSF-funded NESE project was launched (https://projectnese.org) that will create a regional data science repository. Boston University and Harvard also have a strong collaboration supporting the US Atlas Project (http://www.usatlas.bnl.gov/) as the North East Tier 2 (NET2) site, which is connected to the Open Science Grid. The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Research & Education and Facilitation project (https://aci-ref.org), has enabled us to develop a team of facilitators. Research Computing at Harvard has a track-record of building partnerships to accelerate research and collaboration.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.