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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Forecasting; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Geospatial Analysis; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an exciting opportunity for a Senior System Administrator to join the Infrastructure team. This position is integral to IHME's progress on key research projects and its production of deliverables that fuel the development process. Progress toward project goals and delivery on objectives is crucial to IHME's success at expanding the quantitative evidence base for global health. The Institute is reliant on IT infrastructure and systems to meet its mission. This position is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day administration of all internet-facing systems, storage management, as well as computational hardware used to support of the Institute's infrastructure. The Senior System Administrator will lead the work of a team of senior and junior system administrators. This position is contingent on project funding availability.
Technical Responsibilities Include:
Familiarity with configuration management software (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt
Experience with clustered computer systems and knowledge of cluster management and scheduling systems like SGE/UGE or Torque)
Engineering and administration of all Linux/Other server systems, including Linux cluster system (RedHat Enterprise 6.x, Ubuntu LTS)
Assisting with the development of new platforms and systems
Management of Internet-facing systems, including Apache, NGINX, IIS, Server Load Balancers, and other related systems
Managing VMware ESX/ESXi and Vcenter product family.
Assisting with architecture, implementation, and managing storage systems, including SAN and NAS devices
Implementation and ongoing administration of monitoring and alerting systems, create periodic uptime, management, and problem reports
Capacity management and planning for Development/Test/Production systems
Developing and deploying services via container technologies (Docker, Rancher, Mesos, Marathon, Kubernetes, and Aurora)
Manage co-location, racking systems, cabling
Manage domain name registration and DNS systems
Manage Backups and Disaster Recovery for Systems
Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation response to production system issues with other IHME-IT team members
Create a library of system documentation, provide training for team members and interns
Working with the IHME-IT team, determine or perform the following:
Data access requirements for internal and external customers
Requirements for uptime, performance, and speed-of-delivery for content and datasets
Data storage requirements, including projected growth and backup configuration
Management and support of the IHME Global Health Data Exchange
Create and implement business continuity practices
Cost-effective and reliable vendor selection for hardware, software, and services
Assign work, monitor workflow and track progress for a team of senior and junior system administrators.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, general sciences, Informatics, or a related field. |
Minimum 2 years' experience with Unix/Linux
Minimum 2 years' experience with VMware Server environment
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including team ethic and relationship building
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional decision-making skills
Self-starter and demonstrated ability to learn/adapt new methods to support this role
Experience in security system design and engineering
Experience working with third-party vendors for hardware and software procurement
Ability to work under and deliver quality systems under constant deadline pressures
Periodic support with Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory administration
Occasional end-user support
Desire experience with clustered computer systems
Demonstrated track record of innovative solutions deploying and supporting IT initiatives
Interest in the promotion of global health
Knowledge of cluster management and scheduling systems like SGE/UGE or Torque
Experience with Quantum StorNext distributed file systems a plus
Layer 2 & 3 network experience
Familiarity with supporting Java, Python, PHP, reusable code
Familiarity with supporting MySQL or PostgreSQL database
A deep understanding of security and systems best practices
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.