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Operations Systems Engineer

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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    154139403
Pitt IT Operations - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21008308)

The University of Pittsburgh's Information Technology (Pitt IT) department is seeking a qualified Systems Engineer for the Operations division. This is a technical position to administer and maintain High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud-based, enterprise IT services, and other mission critical technology systems.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for ensuring continuity of service for University HPC and enterprise systems. The position is challenged with ensuring maximum availability and highest level of performance for production and other mission critical technology systems. Duties include responding to, triaging, troubleshooting, escalating, and resolving problems and system alerts regarding these environments, platforms for IT service infrastructures.

Responsibilities also include the installation, configuration, and daily operational support of hardware, virtual environments, storage systems, networking, operation systems, and system administrative applications on cloud-based, Unix, and Linux platforms for IT service infrastructures. The Junior Systems Engineer will coordinate and perform upgrades and patches across these systems, services, and platforms as well as monitor system performance and network connectivity as it relates to enterprise IT service and research infrastructure. The incumbent will also communicate and collaborate with co-workers, stakeholders, and customers toward the resolution of problems and requests within these IT services and platforms.

Knowledge of server operating systems, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills are required. An incumbent is recommended to have prior experience in or familiarity with:
  • Unix/Linux server administration
  • Ability to create, modify and maintain Linux scripts.
  • Perform patch management on server-class systems.
  • Networking and storage technologies as well as high availability, failover, and load balanced environments.


Primarily working during the day, must be willing to work evening and night as required to support a 24-hour, seven-day operation.

Combination of education, experience and/or industry certifications will be considered in lieu of stated minimum education or experience levels.

Experience in complex systems analysis, IT services, and IT support in addition to administrative experience.

IT experience administering and maintaining HPC, cloud-based, IT enterprise services, servers, and other mission critical technology systems for a large institution is preferred.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Department Details Applicants (incl. internal) must include complete employment history on application. Attach a current resume specifically to this requisition #. Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher ed in the US. Pitt people defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplants, among numerous other accomplishments. Your efforts will be supporting a world-renowned teaching and research facility. The work we do at Pitt IT Operations is essential for critical enterprise-wide systems and services. Our state of the art Operations Center is conveniently located at RIDC Park, which is off Route 28 in the Fox Chapel/Blawnox area. Parking is provided. Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) provides innovative information technology services that support learning, teaching, research, and business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Systems/Programmer.III
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule M-F bus hrs. On occasion, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, urgent support, or scheduled downtime changes. May be responsible for manning an escalation phone number.
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.




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Posted: 2021-11-17 Expires: 2021-12-19

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