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Research Facilitator–Artificial Intelligence Workflows

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Systems Admin/Programmer IV

Job Description:
UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking to fill the role of Research Facilitator–Artificial Intelligence Workflows to join Research Computing, a unit within UFIT.

This Systems Administrator serves in an expert-level role within UF Research Computing (RC), a unit of UF Information Technology (UFIT). This position is responsible for advanced system administration tasks, design and implementation of systems in support of scientific and engineering workflows, advanced user support and consulting, including advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) system and user support for high-performance and data-intensive computing resources operated by UF Research Computing in support of advanced scientific, engineering, and scholarly research.

About UF Information Technology

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, Customer Experience & Resource Planning, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission.

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About Artificial Intelligence (AI) University

Research Computing, a unit in University of Florida, Information Technology, seeks to build a collaborative and diverse team that works to support research across the university. In a groundbreaking partnership between UF and NVIDIA, announced on July 21, 2020:

UFIT Research Computing team is on the frontline to support both education and research activities on the computing infrastructure. We will hire enthusiastic people who like to collaborate in a team environment and will bring a creative mindset to contribute to the mission.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission.

Expected Salary:

$79,000 – $90,000; commensurate based on education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience but does not negate the minimum degree requirement(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience and skills:
  • Linux server system administration (RedHat)
  • Virtualization (KVM, VM management)
  • Containerization (Docker, Singularity)
  • Scripting and shell programming
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Customer support, troubleshooting
  • Advanced engineering of systems, frameworks, workflows, tools on Linux platform
Preferred skills, expertise, and experience:
  • Windows server system administration (Windows Server 2012 or newer)
  • Build and manage VM images Linux and Windows
  • Slurm scheduler
  • Kubernetes scheduler
  • Security Information and Event management (SIEM) tool
  • AI tools (deep learning, neural networks, tensorflow)
  • One or more applications domains: engineering, science, medicine, social sciences, digital humanities, language processing, big data analysis
  • Compliance framework and practice (NIST Risk Management Framework, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, Cyber Security Framework, FISMA, CUI)
To be successful in this position, the incumbent must:
  • Manage multiple tasks to deadlines; communicate progress at regular intervals.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving.
  • Provide excellent service through professional and courteous interactions with internal and external customers while meeting business needs.
  • Work as a team member and collaborate to motivate others.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are requested to submit with their application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume and/or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

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