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Systems Engineer

Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number 2009475

Recruitment Type Campus Only - Restricted To Current UCSC Employees

Job Title Systems Engineer

Division Information Technology Services [312]

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 [2]

Start Date Immediate Opening

End Date None

Shift Differential No

Furlough 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

Shift Days

Additional Comments ********************

PLEASE NOTE: This is a CAMPUS ONLY Recruitment - Consideration for this position is restricted to current UCSC employees at this time.


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 benefits.

Classification Information Systems Analyst 4 [0499]

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 infrastructure.

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 experience.

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 manner.

Familiarity with data management storage, security and archiving.

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 needed.

Advanced Linux Operating System Skills.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies In-depth knowledge of scientific research support software: compile, licensing, libraries.

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 database commands.

Remote server maintenance using puppet, cfengine, etc.

Knowledge of remote desktop access software: x2go, xrdp, MS/Apple remote desktop.

Management for license servers for software access: matlab, mathematica, flexlm.

Networking protocols: Infiniband, omnipath, ethernet, RJ45, sfp+, Science DMZ.

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 check.

Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.

Incumbent may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.

The ability to lift/move materials weighing up to 20 lbs. with or without accommodation.

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:*lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5

Critical position requiring background check(s)* Yes

Background check(s) required Criminal History Review

If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the type here:

Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain

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