Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
Descriptive Title: Research IT EngineerREF#: WC-S-8527-14-03-S
Budget Title: Senior Programmer/Analyst State Professional Position
Department: DoIT - System SupportState Line#: 49142
Grade: SL-4Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a technology field. Four years of prior full-time experience with Unix/Linux administration in a professional setting, including day-to-day management, hardware installation, configuration, monitoring, upgrades, repairs, and working with industry best practices. Experience within IT area including management and interaction with multiple Unix/Linux operating systems. Knowledge of scripting, programming languages, such as bash, Python, etc. Network configuration and management, and high-performance inter-process communications as used to support MPI-based parallel programs. Experience administering, configuring, design & maintenance of a High Performance Cluster (HPC). Experience installing and supporting parallel computing environments. Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, diverse team-oriented environment, and able to support systems independently. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and a strong personal motivation.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters' Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Physics, Engineering & Applied Math or related technical field. Five or more years of applicable experience in administering, configuring or maintaining Unix-like systems within the Information Technology field. Experience with programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, C++, CUDA. Experience with research technologies and applications, large data sets (over 10TB), scientific software, databases, file and web servers. Familiarity with TCP/IP, private, public networks and proven ability to troubleshoot basic networks. Ability to interact and collaborate with faculty, grad students, postdocs and information technology professionals on research technological systems in an academic setting. Experience providing user documentation and training in formal and informal settings. Experience with Mac and Windows systems. Experience in the configuration and management of: LDAP, SAN/NAS configurations, NFS, SFTP, Kerberos, Infiniband and/or related technologies. Understanding the implications of research on technological systems at a higher education institution.

Brief Description of Duties: This is an exciting new position within Information Technology that is focused on expanding the technological support of the research community. This position will be a Research IT Engineer who will be responsible for a high-performance computing cluster - providing day-to-day oversight, integration, administration, maintenance; participating in hardware decisions; and assisting with general research cluster needs. In addition, the position will be providing hands-on management for departmental servers and research groups for technical design, guidance, consulting, problem resolution, troubleshooting hardware/software applications and OS issues, and ensuring that the security of the workstations/servers are properly configured. This will involve problem resolution, in-depth technical analysis, performance tuning and technical consulting for departmental research. This position will work with the Research Technologies group within the Information Technology division. The selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Management of the HPC cluster: This includes the design and management of storage (NFS), OS management, applying patches, keeping libraries up to date, providing accounts and associated system operations, interacting with vendor support, racking new nodes, and system tuning.
  • Ensure that jobs and the overall system health of the HPC is running smoothly by monitoring priority queues, ensuring nodes are running optimally, as well as recommending specified upgraded paths for future growth, and designing the next steps in the system for a shared/parallel environment.
  • The Research IT Engineer will be providing the campus research community with Linux technical consultation on existing technological systems; with design, implementation, support, security, and integration into existing on-campus systems; and with technical analysis of their systems to ensure that they are secure and operating efficiently. Types of solutions could be big data storage and mini cluster Linux/Mac servers in research labs using a variety of operating systems such as Linux and Mac, while ensuring best practices can be implemented across the campus research community when possible.
  • Provide detailed documentation of the processes and procedures for all systems to ensure that routine and complex tasks can be automated for ease of management.
  • Educate and be a technical resource for researchers on systems such as scripting, Fortran, C, C++, Python and associated languages in parallel computing to provide on-campus data analysis and system guidance for future research grants.
  • System and network management including programming of common scripting languages and use of network protocols on Unix-like systems for tuning programs and systems.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Some night and weekend work is required. Travel to attend conferences and other institutions will be required for this position.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Research IT Engineer (8527) Search
ECC Bldg, Room 237

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2610



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 04/07/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category: I) Information Technology Positions
Posting Date: 03/09/2014
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