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#90887 Data Administrator

Extended Review Date: Tue 6/26/2018

Posting will remain "Open Until Filled."

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/14/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


The incumbent will apply skills as a seasoned, experienced data/information management professional with full understanding of industry practices and campus/medical center/OP and department methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve complex and wide ranging issues where analyses of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. S/he will demonstrate competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.

The incumbent will act as technical expert for Internet data administration and curation in support of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) program at UCSD/SDSC. The duties of this position include hardware and operating system support, use of specialized equipment for data collection, documentation, analysis and curation; account management, software development, research and data presentation. The position supports monitoring of Internet backbone links of 10GE and higher speed to collect traces and security data.

Data and account management duties include integrating hardware components into high speed collection system, implementing, testing, running, and refining data collection software based on environment and research needs, managing disk space and offloading collected data to long-term storage facilities, curating and indexing data including anonym zing or removing any personally identifiable information or other sensitive data, vetting accounts, documenting collection conditions and other meta-data relevant to research use of the data and responding to requests for access and information about CAIDA data.

Systems administration duties include configuration of measurement systems and remote maintenance, with particular attention to maintaining infrastructure and data security. This position interacts with numerous external collaborators including remote monitor site contacts, researchers with whom we share our data, collaborators with whom we share measurement infrastructure, and increased support of other research programmers and group members, visiting researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows with whom the group collaborates on publications and research.

This position acts as our primary technical contact for the DHS S&T IMPACT Project. The primary operating systems are FreeBSD and Linux. Includes working with complex, advanced systems and networks in a TCP/IP research environment. Conduct light research and analysis of data and metadata as needed. Travel to present results, interact with the Internet measurement and research community and seek potential monitor locations.

For more information, please visit Caida.


  1. Demonstrated experience with the intricacies of UNIX operating systems, particular FreeBSD and Linux.

  2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of key programming languages, in particular: Compiled languages (especially C, C++) and Scripted languages (Perl, Python, Ruby).

  3. Proven knowledge of/experience with Internet terms and technology, including: Protocols such as TCP/IP, Ipv4, Ipv6, Networking technology such as bandwidth, routing, Data interchanges and data centers entities such as NANOG, IETF.

  4. Advanced working knowledge of SQL including the ability to design and create complex schemas and queries.

  5. Ability to read and interpret scientific papers to understand data use cases and advice end users on the relevance to their own experiments.


  • Job offer is contingent a upon the completion of background check.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Hiring Salary Range
$63,400 - 90,000 /year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri