Job Information

University of Utah Systems Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/07/2022

Requisition Number PRN32867B

Job Title Systems Administrator

Working Title Systems Administrator

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00640 - Ctr for High Perform Computing

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Installs new software releases and system upgrades, evaluates, and installs patches, and resolves system related problems. Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. System administration and support of Research Computing and CHPC at the University of Utah.

The Center for High Performance Computing ( CHPC ) at the University of Utah provides advanced scientific computing services to a broad set of leading-edge, computationally oriented faculty, research staff, and graduate students in several research disciplines on campus. The CHPC team includes a diverse set of systems and network experts, scientific programming consultants, and user services leads. CHPC operates several computational clusters, virtual machine farms and storage arrays. We are also starting to leverage public cloud services for researchers.

About UIT :University Information Technology ( UIT ) ( , the central IT service provider for the University of Utah, reports to the U’sChief Information Officer ( and is responsible for many of the U’s shared IT services including the wired and wireless network; Campus Information Services ( CIS ) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration; high performance and research computing; information security; software licensing; and a host of other IT systems and services.

UIT is committed to creating a workplace culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion ( EDI ), and we believe that everyone plays a role in fostering EDI , every day. EDI isn’t just the right thing for our employees and the university community; it’s also the smart thing. It empowers us to provide the best IT services for our students and their families, staff, faculty, clinicians, and patients and their families.

About the University of Utah : Located in Salt Lake City, the U is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education, home toarts and museum venues ( and a member of thePac-12 Conference ( .Skiing and snowboarding opportunities ( are a short distance from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities frombiking to hiking to fishing abound ( . Salt Lake City is home to theUtah Symphony and Opera ( ,Ballet West ( ,professional sports teams ( , and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

University of Utah Benefits

·Health, dental, and wellness coverage (\_wellness.php) · Automatic and immediately vested14.2% employer contribution (\_401aPlan.php) to personal retirement account (401a)

· Freepublic transportation pass ( (Utah Transit Authority)

·Paid leave time ( ·Reduced tuition benefits for employee and family members (

More information:


  • Provide system administration maintenance and development in a technical and diverse environment including one or more of the following:
  • Administer system to process data backups to object (Ceph/S3) storage
  • Windows server and Active Directory administration
  • HPC Cluster administration including batch (slurm), GPU , and parallel filesystem support
  • Virtual Machine hypervisor/cluster administration
  • Provisioning and maintenance of virtual machines and bare metal stand-alone servers
  • File system support (local, network and parallel)

· Contribute to the overall security of systems for the department

· Contribute to the overall monitoring, metrics, and reporting needs of the department.

· Review log files for indication of inappropriate or unusual activity.

· Attend departmental & institutional meetings and conferences and participate, contribute and/or present as appropriate, network with peer institutes and form collaborative relationships.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency with at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Departmental preference:

· Strong system administration skills in a heterogeneous computing environment for a very diverse multidisciplinary academic environment required.

· Experience in Unix/Linux system administration and Linux network understanding required.

· Experience in system administration of Windows servers and Active Directory preferred.

· A commitment to provide excellent customer service required.

· Demonstrate ability to be a flexible, organized, thoughtful, and proactive team player who can work with minimal guidance as well as strong abilities in communication and in customer service.

· Comfortable working in a team environment supporting technologies critical to the research mission of the University.

· Ability to maintain a culture of openness, trust, and transparency while ensuring a safe and secure environment for our customers.

· Ability to provide technical support, trouble shoot problems, install software, and provide solutions in support of the CHPC user community.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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