Job Description

Payroll Title:
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#112876 Data Systems Analyst 3

Extended Deadline: Tue 2/1/2022

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Job posting will remain open until position is filled.

This is a 100% contract position for one (1) year with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.


The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a world leader in using, innovating and providing cyberinfrastructure to enable advances and new discovery in science and engineering. Focusing on data-oriented and computational science and engineering applications, SDSC serves as an international resource for data cyberinfrastructure through the provision of software, hardware and human resources in multi-disciplinary science and engineering, and serves as a leadership national cyberinfrastructure Center to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and broader community.

The Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) is an independent analysis and research group based at the University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center. CAIDA investigates both practical and theoretical aspects of the Internet, with particular focus on topics that are macroscopic in nature and provide enhanced insight into the function of Internet infrastructure worldwide, improve the integrity of the field of Internet science as well as the integrity of operational Internet measurement and management, and inform science, technology, and communications public policies.

Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced data/information management professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus / medical center / OP and department methodologies, policies, and procedures to resolve complex and wide-ranging issues where analyses of situations or data require a review of a variety of factors. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.

The Data Systems Analyst will act as an experienced professional for Internet measurements data collection and administration in support of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) lab at the UC San Diego Supercomputer Center. The duties of this position include the use of specialized equipment for Internet measurement data collection, documentation, analysis, curation and dissemination, and software development related to these activities. The position undertakes to capture, curate, and sharing of four types of security-relevant Internet measurement data (topology, routing, unsolicited traffic, DNS), management of meta-data (e.g., geolocation and other annotations), and administering execution of new vetted Internet measurements experiments by researchers.

Data collection and curation duties include implementing, testing, running, and refining data collection software based on environment and research needs, managing disk space and offloading collected data to distributed/cloud storage, and to long-term storage facilities, curating and indexing data including using various statistical disclosure controls for privacy protection. Will assist CAIDA's primary Systems Administrator with duties such as the configuration and remote maintenance of measurement systems, with particular attention to maintaining infrastructure and data security, and supporting a virtualized cloud research computing environment.

This position interacts with numerous external collaborators including remote monitor site contacts, researchers with whom we share our data, collaborators with whom we share measurement infrastructure. This position also supports research programmers, visiting researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows with whom the group collaborates on publications and research.

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  • Familiarity with data model patterns in one or more common business or academic domains. Ability to read and interpret scientific papers to understand data use cases and advise end users on relevance to their own experiments.

  • Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Proven ability to design and generate reports using standard graphing (e.g., Python visualization libraries) and reporting tools spreadsheets, pivot tables and statistical tools.

  • Experience with the intricacies of UNIX operating systems and programming environment, particularly FreeBSD and Linux. Specific experience with data collection and network infrastructure.

  • Proven experience and knowledge of key programming languages, in particular: Compiled languages(especially C, C++) and Scripted languages (Perl, Python, Ruby). Knowledge of JavaScript is a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of data management systems, practices, and standards. Expertise in applying advanced computer technology as a problem-solving tool in data modeling, analysis, storage management, and other administrative functions and solutions. Experience with storage area network technologies (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), and network file systems (e.g. NFS, OpenStack Swift, Ceph, etc.).


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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