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Research Infrastructure Systems Architect

Oakland University Rochester Full-Time
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Join University Technology Services as the Research Infrastructure Systems Architect on Technical Architecture team, reporting to the Director Infrastructure Services. Oakland University needs a qualified Systems Architect to work with researchers and leading-edge technology on campus and in the cloud, leveraging an understanding of cloud technologies. Your work will provide computational and research solutions for scientific fields, including chemistry, physics, biology, and data science / informatics.Lead and coordinate the effort to build a collaborative environment in which researchers can transition smoothly from individual devices, to departmental resources, to central resources, to resources with external partners, including national resources. Assist the Director Infrastructure Services in providing technical solutions and project coordination for the university, with assigned scope for systems engineering and technical architecture. Working with the university community, research and prototype emerging technologies and utilize where applicable in addressing IT campus needs. Lead projects or assume additional responsibilities from time to time as assigned by the Director Infrastructure Services.The best things about this position are: 1) The teamwork you are a member of a talented team. 2) The ability to learn and grow professionally. We provide many opportunities to continue to advance your knowledge and professional skills. 3) Your work matters to the students, faculty, and employees at the University. 4) The University offers an attractive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, wellness programs, friendly campus events, and generous retirement contributions.
Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Experience acting as a liaison or consultant to research faculty.Technical mastery of system internals and operating systems. Expert-level knowledge in multiple technologies (HPC, Linux, OpenStack, SAN, NAS, Backup/Restore and DR). Understanding of hardware interrelationships in complex architectures and HPC environments.Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with large-scale HPC environments, including HPC job scheduling, upgrades, and programming.Understanding of data center networking. Eight or more years of experience in the areas of enterprise technical architecture, design and integration, IT system management and administration. Experience leading technical transitions and changes. Demonstrated team leadership, problem solving, organizational, analytical, and communication skills.Experience with vendor management and IT procurement. Demonstrated ability to articulate ideas, needs, requirements, knowledge, and technical strategy. Ability to work independently and routinely update director on results. Ability to contribute to group projects and work collaboratively as a member of a strong technical team. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Ability to work independently as a contributing team member and routinely update director on results. Ability to mentor less experienced staff members. Ability to contribute to group projects and work collaboratively as a member of a strong technical team. Ability to travel once or twice a year for education, professional development, or conferences. Willingness to earn industry certifications. Ability to perform light lifting as appropriate for network hardware installations and maintenance. Flexibility in work schedule willingness to occasionally adjust work hours on Wednesdays between midnight and 8 A.M. for the maintenance window. No weekends except in emergencies no on-call rotation. Must live in the area this is not a remote work position. Writing sample should include a document you have created for anything related to instructions or documentation.


Skills required

Software Configuration Management
Sql (Programming Language)
Java (Programming Language)
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Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, we engage more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.

The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.

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