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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#114023 Systems Administrator 3

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

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 01/20/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/1/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SYS ADM 3 or SYS ADM 4 level.


UCSD Department of Radiology is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting edge research, and state of the art services for clinical and translational studies. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics (CMIG) is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, programmers, and support staff that plays a leading role in several national and multinational initiatives involving the collection and analysis of imaging, genetic, and behavioral data from healthy controls and patient populations.

CMIG serves as the data core for two large-scale longitudinal studies with developmental populations, funded by the NIH. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study follows ~12,000 children with longitudinal neuroanatomical, functional imaging, and behavioral assessments across 21 sites within the US. The major goals of the study are to provide a publicly available data resource to examine the relationships between environmental influences -- including substance use -- and adolescent brain and cognitive development. The Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study is a large-scale longitudinal study of the brain, cognitive, and emotional development that will follow mothers and their children from before birth through the first decade of life. The project will involve over 7,000 families at 25 sites across the United States and aims to better understand which harmful and protective environments exert the greatest impact on child development.

In consultation with the CMIG Director, is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the informatics infrastructure of the Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetic’s (CMIG) including the Linux infrastructure and. Works with management, trainee, and junior faculties to strategize, plan, and expand the existing architecture to accommodate their needs. Responsible for the design, maintenance, and administration of the CMIG data center and technical infrastructure, which includes hardware clustering, NAS storage, and extensive utilization of virtual server and cloud-based technologies. Installs and maintains applications and middleware systems in development, test and production environments.

Interfaces with technical, non-technical, and management personnel (across project boundaries). Collaborates with other UCSD departments and external partners to deploy services and technologies. Occasionally provides consultation for all client & server systems hardware and software installations, configuration, maintenance and documentation and acts as division liaison to other campusdepartments and vendors.

Applies advanced systems infrastructure concepts and campus, medical center or Office of the President or institutional objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results. Gives presentations to associated team and other technical units. Evaluates new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost / benefit analyses. May lead a team of systems / infrastructure professionals.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • 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. Demonstrated experience administering Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems including servers.

  • Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs. Extensive systems administration experience in a production Linux operating system environment performing system installation, upgrades, patching, tuning, and troubleshooting.

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

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

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

  • 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. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Knowledge of and experience with VMWare and other virtualization hypervisors. This includes provisioning, performance tuning, and recovery. Experience with SAN/NAS technology, and HA configurations such as clustering, teaming, and load balancing.

  • Advanced experience with automation of systems administration and configuration management using Bash, Shell, Perl, or Python scripts. Experience in the configuration of application servers, such as Apache and NGNix. Experience in the steps required to deploy web applications and troubleshoot advanced technical problems concerning the server environments.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work overtime and flexible hours including weekends and holidays, as necessary.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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