Job Description

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$80,000 - $100,000 / Year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri


Extended Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/14/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/25/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community, including industry and academia. Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible, integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery. SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains, from earth sciences and biology to astrophysics, bioinformatics, and health IT. SDSC launched Comet, a petascale supercomputer that joins the Center’s data-intensive Gordon cluster. SDSC is a partner in XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), the most advanced collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world.

The Research Data Services (RDS) Division of SDSC is responsible for providing a full range of CI services funded by recharge, contracts and grants, and state funds. Services provided by the division include: Co-Location facility, server hosting and management (Windows and Linux), virtual machine and elastic cloud compute hosting, networking; desktop support services; and data storage.

Incumbent will apply skills as a seasoned, experienced systems integration professional with a full understanding of systems and software integration concepts to evaluate, resolve and implement medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. Incumbent will resolve a wide range of business processes, system functionality, implementation issues and system and software integration issues. Incumbent will demonstrate competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results. Incumbent will also give technical presentations to associated team and other technical units. Responsible for evaluating new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost / benefit analyses. Incumbent may lead a team of systems / infrastructure professionals.

Incumbent works in the Research Data Services team at SDSC, advancing their mission of providing cost effective, enterprise solutions for research computing. Incumbent works with complex, advanced systems and networks in production, research and performance evaluation environments. Responsible for running user code to debug issues customers may have. Incumbent will work with critical data systems to deliver a platform for computation, research and data sharing across the organization. Incumbent works closely with other groups to integrate research computing systems into the SDSC networking, data mining and user environments and collaborates on security procedure development and implementation. Incumbent will work independently with minimal supervision on routine and basic to advanced integrations.

Incumbent develops and supports complex user-driven cyberinfrastructure resources catering to small and large scale research computing and storage needs. Cyberinfrastructure resources heavily leverage existing and custom technologies - incumbent integrates those technologies skillfully and diligently to meet user support criteria. Incumbent analyzes new and existing but yet unused technologies to evaluate viability of integrating into the suite of SDSC RDS services.

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  1. Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  2. Experience researching and evaluating new technology and solutions for moderately complex environments.

  3. Experience with scripting languages (object-oriented, functional, logic programming) including UNIX shell and Windows PowerShell.

  4. Strong experience with a major configuration management software, including application packaging and installation.

  5. Strong knowledge of hardware, specifically past and cutting edge CPU and GPU architectures and configurations, and effects on integration evaluations

  6. Experience working directly with end-users (customers) to troubleshoot issues, explain technology, and create solutions.


  • Background check required.

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

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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