The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. **This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA** Provides internal technical consulting on complex projects involving one or more highly specialized phases of operating systems programming. Specifically, contributes to the re-design and re-architecture of USC's 'B' Root DNS server, a unique asset of the University, and helps create next generation of DNS infrastructure and capabilities. Leads key aspects of the creation of a next-generation Root Server infrastructure capable of meeting multiple requirements, including the provision of critical operational functions, while facilitating concurrent research activities. Responsible for architecting a DNS Root Server infrastructure that can support both operations and research, helping to build a joint operations/research group, and engaging the multiple stakeholders within the DNS community. Requires in-depth technical experience with the DNS system overall, and preferably with DNS root server design and operations specifically; strong communication abilities, including the ability to bridge ideas from the root server operations community at large to the USC research and operations group and vice versa. Works as part of a team co-located at USC's Information Sciences Institute and within the University's Information Technology Services organization. Specific activities include: 1. System and architecture specification. Provides key technical knowledge, advice, and assistance towards the design and implementation of the next-generation DNS B Root server at USC. Formulates designs and specifications for this system. Implements critical portions of the design. 2. Develops technical requirements and guidance for the B Root Server operations groups - document current systems, new deployments, provide requirements, designs and specifications and budget for hardware, networking and peering services as appropriate while contributing expertise for build out and deployment of new systems. 3. Community engagement assessment and communication. Participates in community working group meetings, represents USC positions, reports back issues, concerns and directions, identifies areas requiring new research. Contributes to establishment of a B Root Server consortium framework, recruits members, and coordinates support. 4. Supports research in DNS-related areas and within the USC "Research Root" environment. Defines and develops operations/research interface, and reports on research topics as they emerge in community or operations settings. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Bachelor's degree Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Understanding and strong technical knowledge of and experience with computer science and operating systems.
Preferred Field of Expertise:
New Grant Funded
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University of Southern California - 22 months ago