Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: June 3, 2020
Job Number 2009475
Recruitment Type Campus Only - Restricted To Current UCSC
Job Title Systems Engineer
Division Information Technology Services 
Department Technology Engineering
Hiring Unit Systems Engineering
Job Open Date 04-30-2020
Position is open until filled; initial review of application
materials will begin on: 05-14-2020
Appointment Type Career 
Start Date Immediate Opening
End Date None
Shift Differential No
Furlough time period
Schedule Full time
Days per week 5
Average hours per day 8
Percent of Time 100%
Fixed or Variable* Fixed
Average hours per week 40
Days of the week M-F
Additional Comments ********************
PLEASE NOTE: This is a CAMPUS ONLY Recruitment - Consideration for
this position is restricted to current UCSC employees at this
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the campus innovation
nexus that supports and amplifies the value of research, teaching,
learning and digital experiences at UCSC. Our guiding principles
are integrity, client focus, teamwork, knowledge, fulfillment.
We are a group of enthusiastic people who produce extraordinary
results. We are looking for people who are deeply curious, hard
working, ambitious and kind.
We aspire to operate in an Agile and Lean fashion. Our goal is to
continually improve our service quality, experience and value to
our constituents. We care deeply about developing a high performing
organization through recruiting and developing highly talented and
diverse staff. We invest in career paths and career development,
devoting a significant amount of resources to skill and career
development for our staff.
ITS promotes two areas for skill growth:
1. Developing generalizing specialists by focusing on technical
depth and breadth
2. Growing service and product expertise
This position is a localized ITS staff position generally embedded
in the academic divisions and provides personalized,
discipline-specific, IT support for faculty, staff and students in
accomplishing the academic mission. We leverage commonalities
through cross-divisional technical communities to develop and
deliver right-sized/right-priced common services as appropriate,
aggregating what we learn to provide as input to ITS. This position
provides technical leadership and resource management to develop
and deliver IT services to researchers, departments and programs in
the Physical and Biological Sciences. Incumbent works as part of a
collaborative team that delivers coordinated IT services to the
division and will seek opportunities for creating and making use of
shared services across ITS.
Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection
or hiring steps may be delayed.
Salary Information Salary Range: $80,000-$108,000/annually.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits Eligibility This position is eligible for Full
Classification Information Systems Analyst 4 
Personnel Program Managers & Sr. Professionals (MSP)
Salary Grade 25
EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
Summary Statement This position provides frontline support to
research across a range of disciplines, primarily in the physical
sciences. The incumbent provides consultation services to faculty
and researchers in developing IT solutions and investments that
advance specific research objectives in the context of campus IT
The position requires a breadth of abilities including Linux OS,
networking, storage, software compiling, testing and installation,
and compute cluster support. Applied understanding of scientific
research methods is essential.
This position applies advanced IT professional concepts and campus
objectives to resolve highly complex issues in one or more IT areas
of specialization where analysis of situations or data requires an
in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Recommends and may select
methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results in a
team matrix environment.
Qualifications / Competencies Bachelor's degree in related area and
/ or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced skills associated with programming design, modification
and implementation. Linux CLI, shell scripting, software firewalls,
network configurations and software compiling and installation.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated
with system problem identification and resolution.
Knowledge necessary to design, set up, operate and correct
malfunctions involving servers and clients. Requires CentOS
Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and
policies including demonstrated experience securing servers:
iptables, fail2ban, openssl, selinux.
Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise
Familiarity with data management storage, security and
Knowledge of storage that includes JBOD and RAID levels and ZFS
with SAS, SATA, iSCSI, NAS.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and
non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Ability to work in a landscape of diverse people including from
other countries and language backgrounds.
Work effectively with a team but able to work independently as
Advanced Linux Operating System Skills.
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies In-depth knowledge of
scientific research support software: compile, licensing,
Knowledge of DHCP/DNS server. Managing DNS domain information:
hostnames, CNAMES, etc.
Configuring and maintaining these servers.
Demonstrated experience with database administration.
Advanced knowledge of database management systems and standards:
MySQL, MariaDB and phpMyAdmin as well as command line usage of
Remote server maintenance using puppet, cfengine, etc.
Knowledge of remote desktop access software: x2go, xrdp, MS/Apple
Management for license servers for software access: matlab,
Networking protocols: Infiniband, omnipath, ethernet, RJ45, sfp+,
Technical skill to develop, implement and test disaster recovery
functions using backup technologies: e.g. bacula.
High Performance Computing background for computational clusters
using ROCKS and OpenHPC.
Special Conditions of Employment Selected candidate will be
required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without
Incumbent may be required to work nights, weekends and/or
The ability to lift/move materials weighing up to 20 lbs. with or
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this
position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected
candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse
or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a
Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to
commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions,
requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:
Critical position requiring background check(s)* Yes
Background check(s) required Criminal History Review
If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the
Does this position require an E-Verify check*
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