The University of Texas at San Antonio
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Full Time
$60,782 - $103,320/Annualized, beginning salary flexible based on qualifications
Enterprise Research Solutions Engineer

Purpose of Position
Support and perform system administration duties on large-scale computing, storage, and visualization systems
Install and maintain software on large-scale systems as needed, such as the software for virtualization, visualization, backups and restores
Monitor the health of the systems
Research computing support infrastructure on-premises and cloud
Consulting and supporting with users
Software development support

Essential Functions
Administer (monitor) the use and performance of the research computing, storage, visualization, virtualization/cloud computing, and backup infrastructure; troubleshoot performance issues, and provide guidance for improving system performance and reducing bottlenecks; Monitor the availability of patches and update and evaluate the importance to the environment and schedule installations accordingly

Install and maintain software on large-scale systems – this includes the software for managing the user environments on large-scale computing platforms, job scheduling and management (e.g., Slurm), scientific applications (e.g., GROMACS and NWChem), and profiling tools and interfaces (e.g., PAPI, gprof, and nvprof)

Provision and maintain the parallel file systems (e.g., Lustre)

Explore the use of new tools and technologies as required by the department.

Provide support for running high-performance computing jobs on the cloud computing platforms

Write scripts, and participate in user support activities as needed by the department

Maintain VizLab hardware, software, and conduct tours – keep technology (hardware and software) up to date, explore and recommend new visualization technologies

Responsible for upgrading/replacing existing research systems

Install and rack physical servers and hardware

Configure and maintain high-speed interconnects between different servers

Coordinate with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems

Participate in a 24-hour, 7-day on-call support rotation and off-hours maintenance windows

Comply with all State and University policies

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in the areas of computer science/information science/information technology/engineering/or other closely related field. Technical training and/or experience may be substituted for a degree on a year for year basis.

Five years of experience as a Linux system administrator with networking and general operating system support.

Demonstrated experience in programming in Perl, Bash, or other general purpose programing languages

Ability to design, promote, and implement change control, analyze system performance, and manage software configurations.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with cluster management, cluster management software (OpenHPC), job schedulers (Slurm).

Experience with programming in one or more compiled languages (C, C++, Java, Fortran, etc…).

Experience in a research environment, including experience installing, configuring, and supporting various research applications such as NWCHEM, GROMACS, and ABAQUS.
Working Conditions
Normal office environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and move equipment.

May require work to be perform work in data centers with loud equipment noise and cool temperatures.
Additional Information

UTSA is a tobacco free campus

This is a security sensitive position.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Applicants who are selected for interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.