Serena Newhall serenn2 at uw.edu
Sat Dec 18 01:12:06 UTC 2021

The University of Washington's Department of Genome Sciences has an opening
for a full-time Linux System Administrator / Senior Computer Specialist. 

Apply for the job on the UW Hires website:
jobprofile&szOrderID=194959> &szOrderID=194959

Location: Seattle, WA, USA. Some remote work may be possible (but not all).


As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our
campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their
boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build
stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth
opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity,
intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of
Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 30 labs addressing leading
edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic,
genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information
now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the
application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and
to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative
department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a
multitude of Principal Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW
campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant
expansion since its beginning in 2001with annual grant awards of $68.5M in
FY21.  The department has 62 training, teaching, and research faculty. 

As a Linux System Administrator you'll provide engineering, administration,
and support services as a member of Genome Sciences IT Services (GS-IT)
Research Computing Team (RCT).  The successful candidate will join three
system administrators and a team manager. RCT supports multiple high
performance Linux clusters (8,800+ CPU cores in aggregate), 9PB of NAS/SAN
storage from a variety of vendors, numerous large databases (Postgres,
MySQL), custom Linux application servers, 1/10/100GbE networking, and large
scale backup/archive services. 

The Linux System Administrator will support all computational infrastructure
for users within the Department of Genome Sciences as well as
collaborators/affiliates world-wide. The majority of work will be focused on
supporting large-scale, complex, and heterogeneous scientific computing
environment.  This work addresses the rapidly evolving technical
requirements associated with cutting edge genetic research while also
complying with federal information security requirements. An ideal applicant
would be curious, focused, able to define and complete projects, able to
articulate complicated problems concisely, demonstrate effective
troubleshooting skills, and provide secure solutions that scale well. 

70 % Engineer solutions to existing complex computing operations issues.
Interface with users to investigate and solve problems, streamline
procedures, and communicate results.  Solutions will need to directly
address the functional requirements as determined by direct work with
faculty, management, and the other members of the GS-IT team. 

15% Work independently and as part of a team to design, prototype, and
implement new systems and procedures including frequent systems programming
using programming languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash. 

5% Create concise technical documentation for complex systems.
Documentation will need to be constructed and maintained in a manner that
will allow other system administrators to quickly understand the critical
components of complex systems design and maintenance. 

5% Work directly with faculty to determine functional requirements for labs.
The person will then use systems analysis techniques and procedures to
design, specify, and implement systems to meet those needs. 

5% Learn and explore new technologies that will add value to GS-IT and the


*  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Informatics, or
related field. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all
minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as

*  2 years' experience supporting Linux (preferably CentOS/RHEL) in a
professional environment. 
*  Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


*  Proficient oral and written communication skills. Collaborates well. 

*  Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and communicate


*  Experience supporting multiple investigators in a University or
non-profit research environment. 

*  Familiarity with large scale storage systems. 

*  AWS/GCP or other cloud knowledge. 

*  Familiarity with configuration management tools like Puppet and Ansible. 

*  Experience with monitoring frameworks like Nagios. 

*  RHCE certification. 

*  Experience writing and maintaining scripts to automate tasks (e.g. Bash,
Python, Perl). 

*  An ability to see complex IT projects through to successful completion. 

*  Solid understanding of information security best practices. 

Applicants who are eager to learn that don't possess all of above are still
encouraged to apply!  This position presents a great opportunity for
professional growth.


Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they
are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations
related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past
employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law
<https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28B.112.080> .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of
Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity.
Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning
environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

<https://green.uw.edu/inform/esc/policy-statement> The University of
Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship
<https://green.uw.edu/inform/esc/policy-statement> & sustainability, and
committed to becoming climate neutral. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer. <https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/>  All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the
Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso at uw.edu <mailto:dso at uw.edu>


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2
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employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is
approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two
weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a
condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide
proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to
COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage
ement/>  for information about the medical or religious exemption process
for final candidates.




Serena C. Newhall, MPA

Human Resources Manager 
UW Genome Sciences | UW Medicine

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