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Lead Research Systems Engineer

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Internal applicants must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Essential Functions

Lead the planning of and conduct advanced cyberinfrastructure engineering duties. Develop new CI solutions to keep up with the pace of complex research problems.  Develop enhancements of monitoring to maintain the integrity of CI systems. Lead cross-functional technical teams, projects along side of research programs. Will lead multiple technical projects simultaneously.


Primary Duties


  • Lead the planning, building, configuration of CI systems at scale
  • Sets the standards of monitoring and maintaining the health and integrity of CI systems including upgrading and patching



  • Design and implement robust and secure IT solutions within a fast-paced research environment, including systems that meet regulated data compliant standards.
  • Define and track performance metrics to ensure efficient current and future use of IT resources



  • Support and collaborate with researchers and other key IT (e.g. network and security) and Data Center partners in a timely manner
  • Builds and maintains relationships with external vendor technicians and engineers
  • Collaborates and may provide leadership with other Systems Engineers within the CI ecosystem



  • Regularly contribute best practices documentation, present at conferences, or publish in peer reviewed journals
  • Will lead trainings on specific areas of CI systems engineering


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Four (4) years of relevant experience
  • Broad knowledge of the deployment and management of CI systems (e.g. storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems)
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Specialized knowledge in a specific technology
  • Ability to lead the development of a specific technology

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 54821 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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