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Learning and Technology Services: System Administrator for High Performance Computing

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Learning and Technology Services

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: System Engineer III
  • Job ID: #17859
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Learning and Technology Services: System Administrator for High Performance Computing

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED TO 1/16/2022


A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Learning & Technology Services (LTS) beginning February 1, 2022.  The working title for this assignment is System Administrator for High-Performance Computing with an official title in the System Engineer title series.  This is a renewable one-year assignment, contingent on performance. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in deploying and managing large-scale high-performance computing systems, using high-performance computing programming technologies, and managing Linux operating systems. Excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure is also required.  MUST be work-authorized in the United States.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalent area is preferred along with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES:

In support of the academic curriculum, research programs, and strategic goals of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, this position provides high-end technical support and overall systems administration for the high-performance computing (HPC) clusters and associated environments on campus.  A key responsibility of this position is to collaborate and communicate with faculty and students to make sure all elements of the high-performance computing clusters are working and functioning as desired.  Being able to provide advanced technical support and systems administration for everything technically associated with the clusters and environments is a primary focus. Supervising, training, and coaching a team of students in support and usage of the cluster is also a key part of the position.

This position reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and works very closely with the faculty, students, and potential external users utilizing the HPC to conduct research and curriculum coursework.  Being a part of the team made up faculty and students utilizing the cluster and contributing to that team in a professional, polite, customer service focused manner is a key to success in this role.

THE UNIT: The unit of Learning & Technology Services consists of 50 full-time staff members along with approximately 75 part-time college student employees.  Learning & Technology Services is the primary IT unit for the campus and works very closely with Academics Affairs and the operational units of the university to provide IT services and support.  More information about LTS can be found on the UW-Eau Claire website at: https://www.uwec.edu/learning-technology-services/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Learning and Technology Services: System Administrator for High-Performance Computing position (Job ID # 17859) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Kent Gerberich

gerberik@uwec.edu

Chief Information Office (CIO)

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 16, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).