Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is located on the Lamont campus in Rockland County, NY.
The Lead System Engineer plays a key role in architecting, designing, developing, and solutions of existing and newly developed applications and services in both areas of LDEO IT Research, and LDEO IT Central Services. The Lead is responsible for enhancing the overall systems and services reliability and security of central services such as email, web, storage by building-out centrally converged infrastructures on-promise, or deploying them within the cloud architecture. The incumbent will work within the computing support group, and supports computing and networking needs across the Palisades, NY campus.
Deploy or enhance system infrastructure through automation, virtualization, and high availability tools in support of LDEO IT central services such as DNS, NIS, Mail, Web, FTP, DHCP, LDAP, NAS Storage, etc. Ensure security, scalability, performance, and reliability of the deployed platforms. Guide junior staff on best practices to maintain these services.
Deploy or enhance software defined architecture on premise, and/or cloud-based services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) for Lamont Research Computing infrastructure, and in support of initiatives involving scientific computing, machine learning, and big data. Ensure security, scalability, performance, and reliability of the deployed platforms. Guide junior staff on best practices to maintain these services.
Assist, and support of the day-to-day operation of the LDEO computing systems, and networks. Work closely with Administrative, Scientific, and Technical staff to resolve incident, inquires, and bugs.
Provide on-going documentation for all configuration and installation work being done, and provides regular feedback for any lack of resources, and/or knowledge gaps that prevents completion of assigned tasks.
Will report to the Senior Staff Associate/Director of Research Computing and Campus Infrastructure. Mentoring junior staff on details of the system setup, and maintenance tasks. Project based supervision will be exercised.
Play a key role in the budget process for Lamont Research Computing, and central services projects, hardware acquisition, and cloud service financial management.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science or related field. Advance degree desirable. Minimum 5-7 years of related professional experience required.
Experienced in installing, configuring, and maintaining operating systems in a Unix environment, Preferred RedHat or CentOS Linux, and preferred RedHat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) / oVirt experience.
Experienced in troubleshooting network, server, and operating system issues in a heterogeneous networked computing environment including in two or more of these systems or protocols: Solaris, Linux, DNS, LDAP, NIS, SMB, DHCP, FTP.
Knowledge of managing Hyper Converged Infrastructure for compute servers, data servers, data storage devices, and software deployment with automation and orchestration tools.
Knowledge of available Cloud resources, and Cloud deployment strategies.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse user communities including highly skilled programmers, scientists, administrators, vendors, students, support staff, and excellent written and spoken English.
Proven attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while functioning on a team.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172665
About Columbia University
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