Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$92,000 - $100,000 / Year
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#121326 Computer Systems/Database Administrator

Extended Review Date: Fri 6/2/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/10/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/17/2023 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


The ALERTWildfire university consortium (Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at UNR, UC San Diego and University of Oregon, UO), will deploy an additional integrated network of 21 HD PTZ fire cameras in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s operational territory. UCSD will employ a suite of five County Office of Emergency Services (OES) towers and eleven GeoLinks towers, which will expedite deployment and at a lower cost than building, from scratch, a 21- camera system with new towers and bandwidth access.

All 21 of the cameras will be installed and operating no later than 90 days after UCSD accepts the PO; the 21 locations will be mutually agreed upon by PG&E and UCSD. Even though ALERTWildfire is a proven system that has tracked 350+ fires in the last 2 years, ongoing research will be supported by this project to continue improving network fail-overs, topologies to improve network resilience during a fire event, and confederation of independent networks to provide a seamless environment to fire personnel and first responders. In addition, data center failover will also be addressed as part of this research to ensure that camera proxy and data acquisition functions do not stop if one data center becomes unusable due to networking issues or a power failure.


  • Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs.

  • Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.

  • Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

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

  • General knowledge of other areas of IT. Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

  • Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions.

  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software.

  • Extensive experience with compiled and interpreted languages and services including Perl, Java, JSP/Servlets/Portlets, JavaScript (Ajax and jQuery), C, C++, FORTRAN, C & Bash shells, SQL, Python, CSS, HTML, DHTML, XML, Apache, Tomcat, Axis, SOAP/REST web services, Hibernate, and Gridsphere Portal Server.

  • Proficient knowledge and experience with administering Unix, current versions of RedHat Enterprise Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Sun Solaris, Cisco network appliances, UPS installations, mass storage system, and CVS-managed repository.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with DNS, TCP/IP and network services such as NIS, NFS, Sendmail, Active Directory, Samba, HTTP, FTP, and other network-oriented services/protocols.

  • Experience with Dell-based RAID management utilities (hardware- and software-based), HP hardware management utilities (database), SAN and NAS configuration, management tools for our backup server and UPS management.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Candidate will need to have a flexible schedule as running the computer network will require rapid response time to rectify down systems.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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:

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