Junior Cyberinfrastructure Administrator

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Kansas City, MO (30+ days ago)3.8


Junior Cyberinfrastructure Administrator-255845
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Primary Location MO-Kansas City
Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Overtime Status Exempt
Job Type Experienced
Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

Job Summary:
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Center for the Advancement for Data and Research in Economics (CADRE) https://www.kansascityfed.org/research/cadre is seeking a junior Cyberinfrastructure Administrator for its Research Cyberinfrastructure. Technologies used in support of the Research Cyberinfrastructure include: Virtualization, Containerization, Software-defined storage as well as Software-defined networking. This position is responsible for systems administration and any other activities required to support the operation of our Linux systems and HPC environment. Our computing includes but is not limited to HPC’s, Openstack, Spark, Hadoop, Greenplum and Ceph. The Research Cyberinfrastrucure provides an ever changing environment that enables researchers to support the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s mission. We contribute to monetary policy, provide supervisory and regulatory oversight, and offer safe, reliable, and efficient financial services.

Key Activities:
Operation, patching and monitoring of:
Beowulf clusters
Parallel Data Warehouses
Virtualization/Containerization
Storage systems
Backup Systems
Installing and testing operating systems and other software
Troubleshooting system hardware and software problems
Identifying and solving complex operational issues
Interacting with and training users
Ensuring system integrity and security
Provide second level helpdesk support.

Qualifications:
Required qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience.
Typically requires four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions.
Familiarity with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
Fundamental project management skills.
Developing oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
Strong planning and organization skills.
Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in, a collaborative team environment; and influence others.

Preferred Qualifications:
1+ years experience of Linux administration, including system design, configuration, maintenance, upgrade and administration.
1+ years experience/knowledge of virtualization.
Knowledge or experience of common automation tools (Salt and Ansible)
Experience in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of both open source licensed and commercial off the shelf software tools
The ability to operate in a team environment consisting of both internal and external members, co-workers and customers
The ability to document and electronically store daily task information, architecture, processes, and user instructions.
The ability to work independently.
Cybersecurity expertise, including creating and adhering to customer IT security requirements
Experience with high performance clusters in a scientific environment.
Scripting experience with automating processes and deployments using tools such as scripting (bash, python, perl, etc.)
Knowledge of a resource manager such as SLURM
Active member of the Open source community.
In some cases, positions require access to confidential supervisory information, access to which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined by regulation of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 12 CFR 268.205. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful permanent resident aliens (also known as "green card holders") who are eligible for and seeking United States citizenship within the requisite timeframes.

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