Job Requisition Number: 23652. The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) and the Earth and Planetary Science Geophysical Computing Laboratory operate a large network of Unix and Linux systems used by faculty, staff and students as an integrated and collaborative computing environment for research in the earth sciences.
The computing environment includes more than 250 computers (desktop workstations, computation and storage servers, mail and web servers, real-time data acquisition, earthquake detection and analysis systems), over 400 terabytes of storage for users, data archiving and data distribution, and a computational cluster which operate in a tightly-coupled unified computing environment located in several campus buildings. The environment provides common account administration among most systems, unified distributed storage and printer resources, a common backup system, unified mail system, and shared access to computational resources. This position manages these resources. This includes system design, implementation and management, as well as overseeing the team of internal staff providing management and administration services for the systems.
The Berkeley Seismological Lab (BSL) Systems Administrator Lead oversees the design, planning, and operations of the unified research and operations computer network within BSL/GCL/EPS/Geography. The incumbent acts as the lead to internal staff to support these activities. The incumbent also develops, manages, participates in and supervises staff working to develop new tools for integrating processes and storage based in The Cloud into real-time operations, computing and storage.
Uses advanced systems/infrastructure skills to automate the administration, maintenance, backup, security configuration, and monitoring of the Unix and Linux systems, including developing and managing procedures for using computer systems in the Cloud. Interacts with faculty, research staff, computer staff, and users to assess computing requirements, and advise, acquire, install, and operate computing resources. Interacts with extra-university stakeholders and partners in academic, government and industry organizations to define and implement data storage and curation on BSL and cloud computer systems. Assumes primary administration responsibility for the geophysics computational cluster. Manages and participates in off-hours system monitoring and maintenance of critical systems with other operations staff. Manages staff to provide operations, programming and support for real-time dataKnowledge/Skills: ?Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner across the organization and at varying levels. ?Has knowledge, skills and abilities associated with problem identification and resolution. ?Has knowledge necessary to design, set-up, operate, and correct malfunctions involving application of technology systems. ?Background check required. ?Requires full knowledge of own area of functional responsibility. ?Has skills and abilities associated with managing the internal information systems functions, data communications network (including IP and the Cloud), and campus security systems. ?Has effective project management skill sets. ?Ability to manage multiple projects, ?Strong working background in C, C++, Perl, shell scripting, html, python. ?Experience and success in managing and supervising several employees or a team Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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