Systems Administrator 2

$79,897 - $99,966

Full Time


    • Linux
    • Red Hat
    • high performance computing
    • communication skills
    • interpersonal
    • presentation skills
    • software development
    • firewalls
    • Systems Administrator
    • InfiniBand

    Job Description


    Under the supervision of a designated team leader, the HPC Systems Administrator will provide complex technical support including installation, monitoring, troubleshooting, and problem-solving in support of the University’s high performance computing environment.

    This position will provide domain competency and technical support in system administration; confers with technical leadership in research, evaluation, and identification of technology solutions.


    • Ensure system compliance with the University's secure research infrastructure standards.
    • NIST SP 800-171 Red Hat Linux environment.
    • Ensure stable performance for the storage and compute environments through performance monitoring and tuning.
    • Assist Project Managers, application admins, and technical staff in all aspects of daily work.
    • Create and maintain documentation about technical and usage procedures and methodologies.
    • Participate effectively as a team member on technical projects.
    • Consult with and support the needs of researchers.
    • Support a production environment during defined maintenance periods as well as outside of normal working hours to ensure minimal impact to users.
    • Develop written requirements for all systems and subsystems, coordinates education, user documentation, and the handling of day-to-day problems.
    • Assist with establishing and maintaining a change control procedure for user requirements including documentation updates.
    • Establishes and monitors all aspects of interfaces with other systems and subsystems; works closely with other systems administrators on all matters involving the integration of systems.
    • Assist with establishing equipment, personnel, and training requirements for users and potential users of the systems.
    • Develops user system security, and monitors and oversees user security administration.
    • Recommends decisions to Team Lead regarding conflicts among users.
    • Assists in developing test and parallel procedures; participates in paralleling and determines when functions are ready for production.
    • Documents procedures required for end user and administrative use of the systems.
    • Performs related duties as required.


    1. U.S. citizenship is required.
    2. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
    3. At least 4 years of technical work experience in a computer-related field.
    4. Demonstrated extensive knowledge of, and experience with, the Linux operating system.
    5. Technical knowledge of HPC cluster design.
    6. Knowledge and experience with software development using open-source tools.
    7. Understanding of performance tuning and capacity management.
    8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    9. Proven presentation skills.
    10. Highly developed interpersonal skills.
    11. Ability to work in a team environment.
    12. Capable of meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
    13. Ability to work with minimal supervision.


    1. Experience with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), NIST SP 800-171 and/or Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (CMMC) 2.0.
    2. Knowledge of NIST SP 800-171 CUI guidelines.
    3. Intermediate or advanced experience with Linux firewalls and security.
    4. Working experience with performance tuning and capacity management.
    5. Familiarity with secure remote access (SSH, VPN).
    6. Familiarity with IPMI technologies such as iDRAC.
    7. Knowledge of basic networking technologies and protocols.
    8. Proficient in Linux command shells and scripting.
    9. Considerable knowledge of systems design criteria as well as systems architecture.
    10. Familiarity with SLURM scheduling and resource management.
    11. Familiarity with Ethernet and InfiniBand technologies.
    12. Experience with clustered file systems.
    13. Ability to work effectively with vendors, staff, and users at all levels.


    This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. For additional information regarding benefits visit: .  For additional information about the University visit:  and for detailed position information and the job description visit: . Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


    Please apply online at , Staff Positions, Search #497521 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 7, 2023. 

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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