Real Time System Administrator
UC San Diego Health System - San Diego, CA

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This position is a combination of UNIX system administration, TCP/IP and wireless (802.11, microwave, satellite, etc.) network management, satellite networking, and some software development to support a collection of real-time sensor networks. This involves evaluating/purchasing/installing/maintaining hardware, designing/writing/testing management and data acquisition software, occasional field work with sensors, significant troubleshooting, network monitoring, and design and planning for a constantly growing network. There is interaction with scientists at UCSD and other institutions to have real-time data collected and redistributed as needed, as well as presenting real-time network topics of interest to others. The position also involves work coordinating the technical and organizational issues of satellite links to ships at sea.

~~Incumbent will have occasional field work off-site.


B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with providing network security including providing patches, anti-virus software, firewalls and password protections, eliminating unnecessary services, minimizing unencrypted authentication, no unauthenticated email relays, no uncontrolled access to proxy services, physical security.

Excellent knowledge of and significant experience with system administration in UNIX based environments.

Strong knowledge of programming and scripting languages for network management, system administration, sensor interface, and data transfer using Perl, C, C++, Python. shell scripting.

Proven experience with data communication and satellite protocols (TCP, UDP, IP, 802.11x, etc) for remote access, networking, and data transfer.

Ability to efficiently handle multiple vaguely defined tasks, sometimes independently from others in the group.

Proven ability to research, troubleshoot, and configure hardware and software systems

Ability to communicate with technical and scientific personnel.


Must have valid California Driver's License,

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

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UC San Diego Health System is San Diego’s only academic health system and is composed of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and...