Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Posting Number: 17ST1337
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer for the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) is seeking a talented and goal-oriented Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Engineer to join a new and exciting program at the university. Under general direction the CI EngineerIdentifies network and end-to-end performance requirements of research groups and coordinates any design modifications and configuration changes needed to the research network, hardware, and/or software with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) network group and/or departmental/college IT group(s).Carries out network performance measurements to ensure that requirements have been met and that optimal or near-optimal utilization of the research network has been achieved.Works closely with OIT's Telecommunications Department on designing, developing, and implementing university network resources that include external Internet and Internet2 connectivity, Science DMZs, the university's core network infrastructure, the access and distribution layers of the campus network, and network equipment in research centers throughout the campus.
Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Preferred Qualifications:A master's degree is strongly preferred.
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification is preferred.
Experience with Data Center Enterprise Fabrics and Research Clusters
Experience with Internet2 Advanced Layer 2 Services aka AL2S (including use of OESS to map new circuits, etc.)
Experience with perfSONAR
Prefer experience in designing IT solutions that address federally mandated security requirements.
Prefer background and experience in high-performance computing or large-scale online storage systems with parallel file systems. Prefer experience in designing IT resources that support development of scientific software, data analysis, or data visualization.
Prefer experience in Linux or Windows system administration. Prefer background in computational science and engineering.
In-depth knowledge of network communication technologies and protocols and the ability to apply that knowledge to design creative solutions, particularly in the area of high end-to-end performance research networks.
Design work involving peering with other institutions, traffic engineering, and performance troubleshooting (frame/packet tagging, quality of service, etc.) would be looked upon highly.
Strongly prefer at least 3 years of experience working in or supporting university research at the university, school, department, or research group level.
Implications of interconnecting of data center enterprise-grade resources (including public cloud solutions and local vendor-specific clouds) with high performance research clusters would be useful knowledge to bring to this position.
Experience with Internet2 circuit stitching (Advanced Layer 2 Services aka AL2S) and perfSONAR is also desired.
Ability to clearly document specs/designs is also highly valued.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Must have significant experience working with campus networks.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must proactively and effectively communicate with researchers, faculty, and graduate students, working with them in a manner that represents OARC's exemplary customer service and progressive problem-solving.
Many emerging technologies will involve on-the-job learning, and it is expected that candidates will be able to thoroughly and independently research these new topics and be able to effectively communicate the gained knowledge to others (both technical and non-techie).
Experience with Software Defined Networking (Openflow/Controllers, Openstack, CloudLab, GENI, etc.) required.
Department: Advanced Research Computing
Special Conditions:This position will routinely be embedded for significant periods of time within research centers throughout the university in order to carry out the required functions.