[Open] Systems Administrator II (DevOps, AIOps)

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The Systems Administrator manages two different computer clusters and interacts with a third. The Irwin / Shoichet lab requires system administration, cluster administration, new hardware purchasing, new system deployment, maintenance of disks that fail, and desktop support for 20 lab members. The Keiser lab requires many of the same skills as the Irwin / Shoichet labm with an emphasis on supporting AI workflows and DevOps. Both clusters are supported by the UCSF Wynton Cluster, with which the two lab clusters must interoperate. The work thus requires interacting with a large number of different people and technicians, more complex network configurations, and managing more complex interdependencies of heterogeneous systems.

This position works in the Shoichet lab which develops new methods for drug discovery and the Keiser lab which researches multi-target drug activity at the molecular level using machine and deep learning. The position helps with analyzing, evaluating, moving, and maintaining the IT cluster architecture without an interruption in service.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Red Hat Enterprise System Administrator Certification or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs
  • Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance
  • Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of how system management actions affect users and dependent / related functions
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing scripts of moderate complexity used to perform system maintenance and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer security best practices and policies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fortran, Java, Python, Perl programming languages
  • Working knowledge of level 3 TCP / IP networking technology/hardware
  • Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines


  • Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner
  • General knowledge of other areas of IT
  • Expertise or interest in DevOps/AIOps.


  • Red Hat Enterprise System Administrator Certification or equivalent


Just north of Silicon Valley, the lab’s location at UCSF Mission Bay directly adjoins SoMa district and the heart of SF’s tech and artificial intelligence startup scene.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

How to apply

Please apply through the official UCSF job post.