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Henry Neeman <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 20:12:55 -0500
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System Administrator (Supercomputer) - Job Number: 222792

Organization: IT Merrick
Job Location: United States-Oklahoma-Norman
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: Normal hours are M-F 8:00-5:00
Salary Range: Targeted salary $65,700-$74,880, based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume

Job Description---

Are you a highly motivated individual that thrives in a
fast paced, high performing, dynamic team environment?

OU Information Technology (IT) is looking for a technical
professional who has a passion for the higher education
environment and wants to grow their technical career.

This is a remarkable opportunity to be a part of
a service organization that directly impacts the work of
researchers and educators at the University of Oklahoma (OU).

The job function of this position is to serve as a
System Administrator within the OU Supercomputing Center for
Education and Research (OSCER), operating and maintaining
OU's research computing systems, including but not limited to
the following:

* Linux cluster supercomputer
* Internal research cloud
* Large scale, high performance disk system(s)
* Large scale tape archive
* High speed research network(s)

The job function also includes working with a diverse range
of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and
undergraudate students, to make the best possible use of
OU's research computing systems.

As a member of the supercomputing operations team,
this professional will work with researchers, educators and
other research computing team members to identify and address
technical obstacles to the work of the OU research community
and their collaborators at other institutions.

The primary duties of this position will be to participate in
ongoing efforts to document, design, develop, maintain,
enhance and decommission supercomputing (high performance
computing) and other research computing systems, in a manner
consistent with established priorities and prevailing best
practices, and to work directly with researchers and educators
on how to use these systems effectively in their research and

The ideal candidate for this position is curious, creative,
tenacious, self-directed, and demonstrates a strong work
ethic; is productive working independently as well as
collaboratively; is analytical and is able to identify,
define, interpret, and resolve both technical and human issues.

The position will be located in Norman with a flexible and/or
remote option possible for experienced candidates.

Job Requirements---

Required Education: Bachelors degree, AND:

* 36 months of computer programming/analysis experience.

Equivalency Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related
experience in lieu of the Bachelors degree for a total of
84 months of related experience.


* Proficient in Microsoft Office

* Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with
students, faculty and staff

* Strong initiative to solve problems

* Knowledge of current technology trends and advancements
through self-learning, conferences and in-class training

* Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information.

* Ability to communicate well and to build rapport quickly
with undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, staff and

* Understanding of multi-user computing systems, environments
and networks.

* Basic understanding of key system concepts and environments,
such as operating systems, interconnection networks,
file systems, and compilers/interpreters.

* Ability to cultivate functional working relationships with
faculty, researchers, students, staff, IT professionals, and
other stakeholders, and to work constructively with those
stakeholders to solve technical and research problems.

* Ability to think creatively and innovatively about technical
and/or nontechnical challenges and to adapt to rapidly changing
technology and requirements.

* Ability to locate and utilize technical documentationand
other resources related to technical challenges.

* Ability to organize investigations into technical and/or
nontechnical problems, to collect information, and to draw
appropriate conclusions.

* Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations,
critical deadlines, and a user base with high service level
expectations and a wide range of computing knowledge and

* Scripting and/or programming skills.

* Ability to support a broad variety of software applications
running on research computing systems, including installation.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

* Ability to engage in repetitive motions. Must be able to
sit and or stand for short and extended periods of time.
Standard office environment.

Department Preferences:

* Experience and proficiency with version control
(for example, git).

* Experience with any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
or Mathematics) field.

* Experience and proficiency with supercomputing
(high performance computing) and/or cloud computing and/or
similar area of computing.

* Experience working with researchers/scholars.

* Experience and proficiency with storage systems, especially
parallel and/or distributed storage systems, and/or
software defined storage.

* Experience and proficiency with system administration of
any Unix-like operating system (e.g., Linux).

* Experience and proficiency with network administration.

Supervision: None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate
for this position, you will be subject to The University of
Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view
the policy, visit


Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to
achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university
community by recognizing each person's unique contributions,
background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma
strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional
support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive
environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and
inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of
Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state
laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic
information, gender identity, gender expression, age,
religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a
veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment,
financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or
activities, and health care services that the University
operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Oct 7, 2022