University of Utah Technical Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/10/2015

Requisition Number PRN05147N

Job Title Technical Assistant

Working Title Technical Assistant - Networking

Job Grade 006

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 12 - 19 hrs per week

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

The work schedule is flexible but must be between 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area

Department 00640 - Ctr for High Perform Computing



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 10.00

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

The Center for High Performance Computing is looking for an intern to work with our networking staff to collaborate on newSDNnetwork tools such as SDNTrace (collaboration with University of Houston) and active measurement tools in a network virtual world (collaboration with Indiana University and Dept of Energy Energy Sciences Network Advanced Tech group). Collaborations will also

exist with the UofU School of Computing Flux group, the UofU campus Network

Operations Center, and the Utah Education and Telehealth Network.

The research ideas are creating new approaches to utilizing the networks in a dynamic manner. This intern position will work with the research collaborations to explore the engineering aspects of the projects and ask questions such as:

a) Are we able to utilize these research ideas?

b) Are we able to realize these ideas in actual production network


c) How might a production network environment utilize these ideas for

troubleshooting and enhancing the networks?


  • Setup various OpenFlow controllers
  • Setup test environments inGENInational lab environment
  • Develop test harnesses for tools and dynamic network implementations
  • Document test plans according to industry standards, i.e. Device under Test RFCs, etc.
  • Write up observations for the local and national communities, i.e. Univ. ofUtah Center for High Performance Computing, Univ of Houston NetworkingCommunications program, Indiana Crest, ESnet, Internet2, etc.

Minimum Qualifications



– Able to work in a group setting on a common project where tasks are identified and assigned

– Experience working in a Linux Environment

– Some basic experience with Python or other scripting language

– Demonstrated technical writing skills


– Some experience in basic networking or programming

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.