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ACER is hiring (IT Technical Associate)

The Office of Technology Solutions, at the Univ of IL at Chicago (UIC), located in a large metropolitan area, is seeking a full-time IT Technical Associate (Senior Systems Administrator/Architect) to assist the department with the following responsibilities:

Under direction and supervision, assist department design, install, configure, and administer RHEL/CentOS serves and clusters, load balancing, monitoring, storage arrays, ADSM/CommVault backups, MySQL/MariaDB databases, Apache/Nginx applications and web services for the campus; Utilize server security, continue change and compliance tools such as Chef to proactively monitor and manage user access, AD/LDAP/Shibboleth authentication, firewall rules, network settings, SSL certificates, and installation of tools and system updates; Manage and design new solutions for secure research and computing environments able to guarantee high standards of privacy and security for HIPAA/FERPA-protected data; Provide tier 3 (advanced) technical support for clients and manage escalations from previous support tiers, as well as train less experienced system administrators and conduct cross-training with application developers; Meet with stakeholders to determine business needs and assess the amount of resources and methodologies necessary to implement a solution for their needs; Design fast prototyping solutions for application development using Docker containers; Participate in meetings for change management, IT policies, system administration related duties, and projects as assigned. No long-distance travel is required to perform these duties.

This position minimally requires a Bachelor's degree or its foreign equivalent in Computer Science or related field of study, and five years of professional level IT experience with managing and administering Linux systems and clusters, storage, databases, web services, authentication, monitoring, load balancing, backup and recovery, firewall, and network configuration; this position also minimally requires the following: Expert level knowledge of administering clusters and virtualization solutions; Demonstrated skills with web and mobile development (with distributed and parallel computing); and Demonstrated skills with CUDA and MPI.

For fullest consideration, please submit CV, cvr ltr, & 3 references by 11/14/2021 to Sherri Richardson, Office of Technology Solutions, Univ of IL at Chicago, 1140 S. Paulina St.,124A PSB, MC 500, Chicago, IL 60612 or via email to UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, & individuals w/ disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer letter. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.