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#90925 Senior Storage Systems Engineer

Extended Deadline: Tue 1/23/2018

Please note that this posting will remain "Open Until Filled"


The incumbent will apply advanced systems infrastructure concepts and campus, medical center or Office of the President or institutional objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Additionally, s/he will select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results, give presentations to associated team and other technical units, evaluate new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses, and may lead a team of systems/infrastructure professionals.

The incumbent will serve as technical expert and developer, be part of the team responsible for planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of the SDSC Cloud infrastructure and related services, and work with critical data systems to lead the effort to deliver a platform for computation, research and data sharing across the organization.

The work content includes all aspects of computer systems, networking, security and application programming for building the infrastructure needed to support the program and defining processes to implement and maintain systems. S/he will be responsible for making technical recommendations related to computing hardware, network components (switches, routers, etc.), operating systems and software architectures.

In addition, the incumbent will design interfaces, integrations, programs and database concepts, benchmark hardware and software, and design solutions to technical problems, be responsible for performance by monitoring, maintaining, administering, developing, and testing computing, network, and application components related to large, complex computing platformed used for research, work with faculty on strategies, and then translate strategies into architectural goals.

Incumbent will confer with SDSC upper management to achieve consensus on technical architectural direction, analyze and propose new systems and technologies, balance workload across multiple SDSC programs/projects, develop and maintain a disaster recovery plan for systems as well as data recovery plan in the event of a natural disaster, exhibit technical mastery of system internals, network security database and operating systems, emerging cluster computing technologies and architectures and the interrelationship of all, and provide support to the development of research computing infrastructure per the vision of SDSC.

For additional information about SDSC, please visit www.sdsc.edu


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.

  • Strong proven ability to independently plan and carry out projects from inception to completion by seeking approaches, deploying resources, coordinating phases and interpreting and evaluating results with senior management.

  • Advanced experience writing and editing the most complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.

  • Advanced, proven experience in and knowledge of key programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Perl and operating system shell scripts in various languanges such as SH, CSH, BASH, KSH.

  • Advanced demonstrated experience with large data storage arrays (>100TB), and methods to administer, monitor and upgrade.

  • Strong experience in the programming applications that make use of direct access to relational databases such as Access, SQL Server or Oracle via technologies such as ODBC (DAO, ADO etc), JDBC, etc.

  • Advanced knowledge of cloud technologies, especially object-based file systems, block storage, virtualized and elastic compute/


  • Must be able to work occasional evenings & weekends.

  • A background check is required.

  • Must comply with CANRA requirements.

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
$78,900 - $110,000 /year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri