Systems Administrator II - (20001628)

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

ID: 7068379
Posted: July 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About the Position

The Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a junior systems administrator position. This position will be responsible for assisting senior system administrators in the maintenance of shared research-based compute & storage resources at UWyo. This position is also responsible for many other services that are supplemental to the core services including gathering usage metrics, user assistance/training, etc.

About the Department

ARCC is responsible for the administration of high performance compute clusters, data storage systems, and any other tasks related to research computing.The primary role that ARCC plays is to be a facilitator for research at the University of Wyoming by providing robust cyberinfrastructure along with highly skilled and ambitious people to make academic innovation and discovery possible.

A Successful Candidate Will be Able to Demonstrate

The ideal candidate will possess foundational skills in relation to scripting, beginning programming, operating systems installation and maintenance, general compute workflow knowledge, strong communication skills, the ability to work well in a collaborative environment, as well as work and learn independently. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an interest in helping to advance research as a whole at UWyo, while being able to meet assigned deadlines.


Under general supervision, perform intermediate hardware server setup, installation and configuration of the operating system, new releases and upgrades. Create and manage user directories and files on the server platforms. Execute a backup and recovery process for all data systems. Assist in capacity planning and determine equipment specifications for purchase. Assist in maintaining the day-to-day operations of servers, hardware, operating systems, security and data protection. Monitor, tune, diagnose and resolve intermediate operating system problems. Develop and implement intermediate scripts to automate common functions or system operations.


Perform enterprise level hardware support including advanced understanding and knowledge of server level hardware, RAID, redundancy, SAN Storage infrastructures, Virtualization technologies, data center logistics, networking, security, firewalling, automation & programming techniques.
Perform enterprise level Operating System support including advanced understanding, knowledge and techniques in installation, security, updating/patching, break/fix, troubleshooting of Operating System Platforms.
Perform enterprise level service management and support including advanced understanding and knowledge of installation, security, updating/patching, break/fix, troubleshooting of departmental and campus services.
Focus is on higher impact, higher exposure multi-departmental projects.
Coordinate and organize multiple server and service implementations successfully across multiple teams.
Work with hardware and software vendors to spec out equipment properly for services.
Communicate to multiple vested parties' important dates, timelines, problems, dependencies, etc. for successful service implementations.
Maintain services securely over service lifespans.
Organize, prioritize and functionally supervise Systems Programmer level personnel.
Design, write and maintain advanced utility programs to implement efficient services; update documentation for operational procedures and utility programs; write advanced systems level software to maintain and modify current systems and services. Find inefficiencies in current code or processes and develop code to automate and streamline.
Organize, prioritize & communicate project strategies to meet multiple, demanding & conflicting project timelines the majority of the time.
Assist user consultants regarding difficult problems relating to advanced system usage, administration and programming techniques.
Respond to and correct advanced system failures with administrative and operating systems.
Ensure assigned backup personnel are trained and up to speed on services and servers.
Ensure documentation on installation, support, management and troubleshooting is kept up to date and pertinent.
Ensure hardware and service monitoring is kept up to date and working properly to alert on system outages.


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