#104899 Computer Systems/Database Administrator

San Diego, CA, USA
Jun 24, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
#104899 Computer Systems/Database Administrator

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/7/2020

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The ALERTWildfire university consortium (Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at UNR, UC San Diego and University of Oregon, UO), will deploy an additional integrated network of 21 HD PTZ fire cameras in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's operational territory. UCSD will employ a suite of five County Office of Emergency Services (OES) towers and eleven GeoLinks towers, which will expedite deployment and at a lower cost than building, from scratch, a 21- camera system with new towers and bandwidth access. Even though ALERTWildfire is a proven system that has tracked 350+ fires in the last 2 years, ongoing research will be supported by this project to continue improving network fail-overs, topologies to improve network resilience during a fire event, and confederation of independent networks to provide a seamless environment to fire personnel and first responders. In addition, data center failover will also be addressed as part of this research to ensure that camera proxy and data acquisition functions do not stop if one data center becomes unusable due to networking issues or a power failure.

The Computer Systems/Database Administrator will perform moderately complex analysis to acquire, install, modify and support operating systems, databases, utilities and Internet/intranet-related tools. Plan, design and implement moderately complex system updates and rollouts. Serve as primary systems administrator for several dozen local servers and workstations, involving the following operating systems: current versions of RedHat Enterprise Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Sun Solaris. Includes identification, isolation, correction and prevention of hardware and network-related failures and bottlenecks through proactive maintenance and reactive problem resolution.

Design and analyze programming of web content and tools and consult with appropriate individuals to develop and revise web content. Establishes web-based technology requirements and develops maintenance standards. Provides technical and functional documentation of new code and enhancements, adding comments to existing code, and documenting procedures and processes for other Programmers in the group and to end-users. Write and execute complex scripts. Install and maintain operating systems, compilers, libraries, security patch levels, and upgrades paths, as well as third-party and custom software packages. Propose and implement system or device enhancements such as software, hardware and network configuration, updates and installations for projects or services of moderately complex scope. Perform complex security control activities to prevent unauthorized access to networked resources.

+ Must be able to work a flexible schedule as running the computer network will require rapid response time to rectify down systems.


+ MS or PhD in a science related field with computer networking experience and proficiency in writing computer code; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Thorough knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs. Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs.

+ Knowledge of other areas of IT and demonstrated problem-solving skills. Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

+ Strong skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent/related functions.

+ Demonstrated experience writing and editing complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.

+ Thorough understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

+ Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software.

+ Proven experience with Dell-based RAID management utilities (hardware- and software-based), HP hardware management utilities (database), SAN and NAS configuration, management tools for our backup server and UPS management.

+ Extensive experience with compiled and interpreted languages and services including Perl, Java, JSP/Servlets/Portlets, JavaScript (Ajax and jQuery), C, C++, FORTRAN, C & Bash shells, SQL, Python, CSS, HTML, DHTML, XML, Apache, Tomcat, Axis, SOAP/REST web services, Hibernate, and Gridsphere Portal Server.

+ Proficient knowledge and experience with administering Unix, current versions of RedHat Enterprise Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Sun Solaris, Cisco network appliances, UPS installations, mass storage system, and CVS-managed repository.

+ Strong knowledge and experience with DNS, TCP/IP and network services such as NIS, NFS, Sendmail, Active Directory, Samba, HTTP, FTP, and other network-oriented services/protocols.

+ Proven ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday