| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington focused on expanding the quantitative evidence base for health. IHME aims to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative data to make decisions that achieve better health. IHME's research spans multiple disciplines and policy-relevant areas including resource tracking, cost-effectiveness, forecasting, burden of diseases, geospatial analysis, and impact evaluations. It has established international scientific credibility for developing innovative multidisciplinary methods and producing cutting-edge results. IHME aims to be nimble and entrepreneurial in its work, taking on daunting analytic challenges in order to provide critical information that can help answer big-picture questions at the most local level possible, such as:
What is the state of the world's health?
What impact are different programs, initiatives, and policies having on improving health?
What investments and decisions can we make today that will improve health most in the future?
IHME accomplishes these aims by working with a wide range of collaborators across the world. Currently, we are engaged with over 1,800 collaborators from more than 120 countries and have undertaken on-the-ground data collection in over 20 countries. Through groundbreaking scientific findings, innovative data visualizations, and policy reports and outreach we have disseminated results around the world and engaged myriad audiences.
IHME has an exciting opportunity for a System Administrator. This position will be working with a team of system administrators and engineers to build and support a growing infrastructure to support an active research environment. These systems are vital to the success of the Institute and its mission, to improve the health of the world's populations by providing the best information on population health. You'll be working with professors, researchers, and other technical staff to develop what the Institute needs to build better metrics and ultimately improve global health.
Engineering and Provisioning
Build, configure, and maintain systems that adhere to enterprise, departmental, and team standards.
Assist in requirements gathering, development, and testing of new systems or system upgrades.
Develop and/or employ tools to identify problems and opportunities for improvement in the IT environment.
Implement and manage automated operating system deployments and configuration management.
Operations and support
Analyze performance data and configure systems for optimal performance.
Manage backup and disaster recovery systems. Create and manage backup policies.
Manage infrastructure software such as SaltStack, ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Sensu, and Active Directory.
Assist cluster users with cluster usage best practices, troubleshooting, and diagnosis.
Rack, cable, inventory, and configure new datacenter equipment.
Update system inventory after any post-deployment changes. Maintain up-to-date configuration documents.
Identify opportunities for and implement automation and scaling.
Monitor and react to operational failures of datacenter hardware. Work with vendors to diagnose and resolve hardware issues.
Other duties as assigned.
Schedule and plan system upgrades as needed.
Schedule downtime with and communicate outages to affected users as required.
Ensure compliance with existing security policies and best practices.
Create and update documentation and system architecture diagrams.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field or concentration, or a Bachelor's degree in and significant experience with social sciences, or equivalent experience. |
2+ years of experience managing Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS) servers in a production environment.
Strong knowledge of the Linux command line.
Experience working with virtualized systems in a production environment.
Strong understanding of networking and the OSI model.
Ability to write Linux shell scripts.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
Evening and weekend work may be required. Expected to participate in 24x7 on-call rotation response to production system issues with other IHME-IT team members.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.