[nclug-jobs] NEON, Inc.

Laura Reynolds lreynolds at neoninc.org
Thu Aug 20 15:05:24 MDT 2009



I would like to send the posting below for a job opportunity out to your


Title:  System Administrator - Linux



The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.), a non-profit
science corporation dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land
use and invasive species impact ecology. We are currently planning the NEON
project - an observatory comprising more than 60 atmospheric, environmental
and biological monitoring experiments distributed throughout twenty domains
across the United States, Hawaii, Alaska & the Caribbean, monitored and
controlled in real-time from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. A
leading-edge flexible cyber-infrastructure is being designed to support
current and future needs of the Observatory.



NEON is looking for a System Administrator to set up and maintain the
computing infrastructure necessary to perform complex scientific data
processing, warehousing, and publication in an operational setting. This is
a hands-on position combining Linux system administration, enterprise class
database administration, application administration, and desktop support. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

*	Responsible for setting up and maintaining the following systems:
Linux Servers and software stacks, authentication, database administration,
management of storage arrays, disaster recovery systems, security &
anti-virus systems.
*	Responsible for proactive monitoring, performance tuning, and
capacity planning to ensure storage & processing capabilities meet current
and future requirements.
*	Responsible for troubleshooting and solving reported system
*	Responsible for evaluating, deploying, and supporting virtualization
technologies as appropriate.
*	Participate in the evaluation & application of new technologies to
meet the needs of the organization.
*	Responsible for documenting the system configuration.
*	Assist staff with end-user assistance & client systems support. 
*	Work with the Cyber infrastructure team to install, configure and
maintain COTS enterprise applications.  
*	Work directly with the Cyber infrastructure team to develop, test,
and produce systems capable of meeting the data production requirements for
all NEON instrumentation platform data. 
*	Responsible for scripting or programming needed to support system
maintenance activities.


Required Experience:

*	5-10 years experience on  Linux System Administration

.         Experience with virtualization, including virtual applications,
desktops, servers & storage. Experience deploying and managing virtual
environments such as Xen, Citrix, or VMware.

.         Excellent grasp of current storage technologies, incl. SANs/NAS,
Deduplication, etc.

*	Demonstrated experience with 2 or more scripting languages



.         BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information


Preferred Experience:

*	Experience with Maximo, JBOSS,  Tivoli, DB2, or Oracle
*	Experience with distributed resource management
*	Experience in maintaining enterprise scale process management and
workflow infrastructure to support data production applications. 
*	Experience with software development (C, C++, FORTRAN, etc.)

.         Experience with Platform Computing LSF for parallelization of
computing in a medium to large scale compute farm environment is highly

Skills and Abilities:

*	Excellent communication skills 
*	Ability to work in a team environment
*	Ability to work in a structured environment

Physical Requirements:

*	Must be able to lift 40 - 50 lbs.



Send your resumes and inquiries to  <mailto:Careers at NeonInc.org>
Careers at NeonInc.org with Systems Administrator in the subject line, and
include cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements.


NEON Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and
Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply. 






Laura Reynolds

Corporate Recruiter 

(National Ecological Observatory Network) NEON, Inc.





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