Fermilab has an opening for a System Administrator III in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Computing Facilities Department at Fermilab. The CMS experiment is currently taking data at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Several petabytes per year of data are collected from the detector and generated by the simulation and data processing systems are cataloged and efficiently delivered to the scientists around the clock and around the globe. The successful candidate will assist with the smooth operation of the Tier-1 facility and the LHC Physics Center, in providing an effective scientific computing infrastructure on a large scale for efficient analysis of data. The successful candidate will maintain and integrate scientific computing needs using effective operations of servers, workstations, data storage, batch systems and will configure equipment and the computing environment. Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. Abide by all environmental, safety and health regulations.
Qualifications and Essential Job Functions Bachelor degree preferred, or equivalent experience. 3+ years experience in Linux systems administration. Proficiency in Python. Experience with grid and distributed computing. Extensive shell scripting skills. Demonstrated experience with integration, testing and troubleshooting of highly distributed systems. Detailed knowledge of Unix and Linux operating systems. Demonstrated experience working with a large scale Linux cluster with significant amounts of storage. Experience with large scale monitoring tools (Zabbix, Nagios) a plus. Experience working with virtual environments and/or cloud computing a plus. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with only general directions from a supervisor. Ability to effectively communicate and describe work details both orally and in writing.
Physical Activity and Work Conditions HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Repetitive Motion, sitting and visually demanding. There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost. Diverse People, Diverse Jobs Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V