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Data Science Research Institute Systems Administrator

Colorado State University

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Working Title Data Science Research Institute Systems Administrator
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? Yes – Hybrid Remote/In-Office
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202201984AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $75,000-$85,000
Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: & .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/20/2023
Description of Work Unit The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has overall responsibility for promoting and facilitating the research enterprise at Colorado State University (CSU). The OVPR and its research enable the University, its faculty, staff, and students to be part of a world-class research institution complementing our learning, service, and outreach missions. The OVPR plays a key role in the 21st Century Land-Grant mission of Colorado State University by fostering and supporting the research enterprise, promoting scholarship and artistry, instilling a culture of integrity, inclusion and diversity, and capitalizing on opportunities to address global challenges. CSU is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research expenditures. Student enrollment is approximately 34,000, and the University employs more than 7,200 staff including academic faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff.
CSU is situated in the city of Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 165,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a gateway to world-class skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, and biking. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for “Best Place for Business/Careers,” Gallup Well Being Index for “Healthiest Mid-Size City in America,” CBS Money Watch’s “List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire,” and Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns in America,” among others. See here for more info on the area:
Position Summary The DSRI Systems Administrator will Oversee the day-to-day operation, maintenance, security, and administration of a high performance computing cluster for the Data Science Research Institute (DSRI). This full-time Temporary Administrative Professional position is expected to last two years.
The position will serve as a System Admin for faculty, staff, and students who are using the DSRI computing cluster and other Research IT services to support DSRI scientific investigators. The position reports directly to the Director of DSRI, but may also collaborate with other Research IT Administrators throughout CSU.
The position’s primary responsibility is support of research computing infrastructure for faculty, staff, and students. This position requires someone who is reliable, responsible, ethical, and able to complete tasks with a team and independently with minimal supervision. The DSRI Systems Administrator must be comfortable working with different stakeholders such as students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment, or 2 years of professional experience closely related to the work assigned to this position
  • One year minimum of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Preferably demonstrated while working with diverse groups.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience in a higher-education, research-intensive, IT support environment
  • Experience using or supporting large-scale computing infrastructure such as clusters, supercomputers, or collections of high-end Linux/Unix servers
  • Experience in automatic monitoring of server health and automating server alerts
  • Experience working with differing file systems (such as NFS, MacOS, or SMB). Especially parallel/cluster filesystems.
  • Experience with virtualization or containerization applied for encapsulating software packages
  • Experience with systems administration tools and languages such as Perl, Python, C, PHP, and shell scripts.
  • Experience with GPU processing, especially using the CUDA software stack
  • Database management and processing skills
  • Experience with networking technologies such as TCP/IP and related protocols; networked file systems, including NFS.
  • Experience with parallel programming models (MPI, OpenMP, threading libraries)
  • Experience with queuing systems such as Slurm
Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Systems Administration
  • Setup new system components as needed, manage user access, connectivity, resource allocations.
  • Implement and support automated server monitoring tools to track usage patterns, identify bottlenecks and recommend capacity adjustments so that researcher needs can be met.
  • Troubleshoot problems with computing, data storage or related hardware, determine likely causes and work with hardware vendors and researchers to coordinate fixes.
  • Ensure and promote the usability and integrity of research data, through monitoring, backup strategies, user education, providing different storage service tiers including CSU and commercial offerings, etc.
  • Identify security risks in Research IT software/hardware implementations and provide mitigation strategies, which may include software updates, replacements, user education, etc.
  • Evaluate research systems and recommend improvements
  • Install and update operating system and management software on servers and clusters, as needed by labs or for security of the systems, and keep software up to date. Ensure that new installations do not adversely affect preexisting software.
Percentage Of Time 45
Job Duty Category Support Research Software, Resolve Researcher Help Requests
  • Install and update diverse research software, commercial, open-source, custom, etc., ensuring that existing software continues to function.
  • Encapsulate software dependencies and pipelines where advisable through containerization or virtual machines.
  • Provide instruction and documentation to users to help them use Linux or install/manage their own applications.
  • Help researchers work with vendors to install, update, and troubleshoot commercial software packages
  • Create and maintain end-user training material to promote efficient onboarding of researchers & staff
Percentage Of Time 45
Job Duty Category Meet Administrative Organizational Needs, Advance Own Skills
  • Recommend, support, and adhere to established best practices for internal documentation and support.
  • Engage with CSU Division of IT (DoIT), and other colleges involved in RIT support, to stay on top of initiatives, promote collaboration, and improve DSR IHPC service.
  • Attend to administrative duties, meetings, communicate proactively with IT Services colleagues to advance RIT and University aims
  • Advance depth and breadth of own skillsets to meet the needs of an ever-changing research IT environment.
Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a current resume, and three references. For full consideration, please apply no later than 11:59 pm on January 20, 2023. This posting will remain open until filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact [email protected]
EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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