Iowa State University Systems Analyst II - 1164 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Systems Analyst II - 1164

Pay Grade 35

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80513P

Working Title Systems Analyst

Advertised Employing Department IT Services

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 12 months

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

IT Services at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Systems Analyst II or III. This position will support computational related projects associated with scientific research as an interface between High Performance Computing (HPC) and the other Science disciplines. The Analyst will provide critical support to ISU researchers on managing their computing resources.

This position is being posted as a series and may be filled at a Systems Analyst II or III level. Both positions will provide systems research, process development, and hardware and systems/software diagnostics. In addition, the Systems Analyst III will be responsible for designing systems and processes that assist in cost reduction efforts of administering HPC systems and designing fault-tolerant systems to automatically detect issues. The level III will also determine what solutions are necessary to resolve issues and provide training on a variety of HPC and Big Data topics.

Information Technology (ITS) at Iowa State University provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to students, faculty, and staff. ITS also collaborates with technology professionals campus wide to provide specialized IT resources to academic and business units.

Successful candidates will have strong communication skills with the ability to develop an intuitive human-machine-interface for prospective users, a knowledge of HPC and Big Data, and troubleshooting skills.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

The above requirements are for the Systems Analyst II.

For the Systems Analyst III: Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Unix systems administration experience

Experience in High Performance Computing.

Experience with advanced and parallel file systems.

Experience in Cloud Technologies.

Experience supporting users in BioInformatics.

Experience in Big Data Technologies.

Experience managing staff/students.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Susan Eaton

Department Contact Phone 5152942430

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 09/27/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email