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The following position reporting to Rich Knepper, Manager, Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure is being posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at
Refer to job number #10501.

Systems Analyst - PA3IT

Provides priority server and operating systems administration to the Science and Community Tools (SCT) group in Research Technology (RT) as well Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure (CBRI). Provides systems management and administration for the Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC*) group of approximately 65 virtual machines for development, testing, and production purposes; and works with both ABITC and CBRI staff to ensure maximal security of these systems and the data they manage.

Applies the standards of the Open Web Application Security Project as well as best practices established in UITS and RT in order to assure the security of ABITC services; and works closely with the ABITC development team and leverages configuration management, virtualization, monitoring, and metrics in order to allow continuous integration of research activities and rapid responses to environmental factors. Provides guidance to the ABITC team on systems requirements and provisioning of hardware; and manages hardware and virtual machine requests for systems underlying ABITC services. Manages systems deployment, updates, backups, and maintenance for the systems that support ABITC services and, in the event of systems failures, works with ABITC staff on a priority basis to restore systems to full availability.

Serves as a backup for the High Throughput Computing group as it ramps up activities to support the Open Science Grid; and regularly supports the National Center for Genome Assembly Support (NCGAS) as required when developing web portals. Interacts and coordinates these activities with those of the CBRI staff to provide information and context about systems and application support standards within the RT Division of UITS; and balances the needs of the ABITC group while conforming to the security standards, and best practices of CBRI and RT.

REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics or a related field and four years of experience in systems administration of web-based applications, especially troubleshooting or maintaining multiples layers of an application or system .operating system, database, and web server environments.

Knowledge of best practices for establishment and maintenance of development, testing and production systems, particularly those based on Red Hat, Java, Oracle, MySQL, and PHP . Mastery of systems security for supporting web applications, including understanding of OWASP initiatives and basic tenets of application security; and understanding and ability to support multiple layers of the application technology stack. Ability to balance input from multiple perspectives and synthesize a workflow that meets those disparate requirements; and understanding of Virtualized environment and systems tuning for performance.

Demonstrated ability to identify resources, and work with multiple groups within UITS, to provide the required services to groups within the SCT group. Skill to work with members of the UITS community and provide documentation responsive to their needs. Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to write and present information about Science and Community Tools to the broader community.

Preferred: Some graduate work in related field.

Note: The Systems Analyst will report to the Managers of ABITC, NCGAS, and HTC for task and project level direction while reporting to the Manager, Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure for administrative direction. The Managers of ABITC and NCGAS will coordinate to ensure that 10% effort will be directed towards NCGAS.

Other: *The Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC) groups systems currently use technologies such as Red Hat, Oracle, MySQL, Java and PHP to provide highly utilized, enterprise-level applications that bolster biomedical research at the IU School of Medicine.

All employees of the Research Technologies Division of UITS work in a highly collaborative environment which requires of all employees' willingness to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues and clients, openness with information, professional and respectful approaches to collaboration and contention, and compliance with university policies including IU's Intellectual Property policies. Code and documentation developed by staff in relation to or as part of their professional work activities are, unless otherwise designated in advance, considered to be the Intellectual Property of IU, per IU Intellectual Property guidelines. Code and documents are to be stored and maintained within identified shared code and document repositories, shared with other entities within IU, and disclosed to IURTC promptly. All employees are required to uphold and support IU's mission in deed and in spirit . and particularly its activities in research, education, and engagement in the State of Indiana and beyond.

Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.