UF AI University Open Positions

UFIT Research Computing has a team of 18 very dedicated people supporting research and education on UF’s supercomputer HiPerGator. Now it has 7 open positions to help build the infrastructure and support for the University’s AI Initiative in partnership with NVIDIA announced on July 21, see the press release.

The arrival of the 3.0 upgrade to HiPerGator and the addition of HiPerGator AI powered by a 140 node NVIDIA DGX A100 SuperPOD puts UF at the top of the academic infrastructure for AI. Here are the technical details.

The HiPerGator AI cluster powered by NVIDIA has significant computing power, but also adds complexity to the systems operated by UFIT RC. These positions will need to assist in the management of the total HiPerGator including the AI cluster powered by NVIDIA, as these systems are highly integrated. The requirement to support AI research on restricted data on that system implies that ResVault will run on that system. 

The positions are posted on the UF Career Website under Faculty and Staff. Select the category “Artificial Intelligence” to get just these positions

Positions

The positions are listed with details for each position and a link directly to the page on the HR website to apply. 

  • ResVault and HiPerGator system support 
    • Title: Linux System Administrator focus restricted data
    • Salary range: $69K – $80K
    • The position supports ResVault now running on new hardware that is integrated into HiPeGator. Duties include management of the ResVault servers and VM images running inside ResVault. This position has a component to manage logs, alerts, and reports, including the internal SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) in coordination with UFIT ISO. Provides system level support to the services team.
    • Apply: Job# 514504 – Linux System, Administrator – Focus Restricted Data (P1)

 

  • System admin for basic AI system and user support 
    • Title: Linux System Administrator focus AI
    • Salary range: $69K – $80K
    • This position has a component to manage logs, alerts, and reports, including the internal SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) in coordination with UFIT ISO. ResVault requires all work to be done inside virtual machines (VM) and HiPerGator allows researchers to run VMs with operating systems different from the native RedHat Linux. This position will assist with the creation and maintenance of virtual machine images for AI research work flows. The increased diversity of tasks caused by the addition of AI tools will lead to a new set of basic support requests from users. These will be partially addressed by this position.
    • Apply: Job# 514508 – Linux System Administrator – Artificial Intelligence(P2)

 

  • Instructor for developing and giving AI training
    • Title: Trainer and consultant focus on AI
    • Salary range: $69K – $80K
    • The expansion in user base and addition of AI applications will require the addition of basic training on general AI tools (0.5 FTE) and specialized training on advanced AI application environments and workflows (0.5 FTE).
    • Apply: Job# 514509 – Trainer/Consultant – Artificial Intelligence (P3)
  • Advanced AI system engineering
    • Title: Linux System Engineer focus AI
    • Salary range: $79K – $90K
    • Requests from faculty doing advanced research in AI or in applications of AI regularly lead to needs for engineering changes in software and hardware configurations. These AI DevOps requests require advanced support on the system side to meet the advanced research support needs.
    • Apply: Job# 514487 – Advanced Linux System Engineer – Artificial Intelligence (P4)

 

  • Advanced AI user support consultant
    • Title: Research facilitator focus AI applications
    • Salary range: $79K – $90K
    • The use of AI, while dramatically increased in power in recent years, is not yet in the category of “easy to use”. Faculty and student researchers need basic and advanced support for building workflows and designing the correct approach to use the AI system and the available AI tools and environments. There has been a significant demand for this advanced support service. The AI initiative, with its UF-wide scope, will increase that need and demand.
    • Apply: Job# 514490 – Research Facilitator – Artificial Intelligence Applications (P5)

 

  • Advanced AI user support consultant
    • Title: Research facilitator focus AI workflows
    • Salary range: $79K – $90K
    • The use of AI, while dramatically increased in power in recent years, is not yet in the category of “easy to use”. Faculty and student researchers need basic and advanced support for building workflows and designing the correct approach to use the AI system and the available AI tools and environments. There has been a significant demand for this advanced support service. The AI initiative, with its UF-wide scope, will increase that need and demand.
    • Apply: Job# 514496 – Research Facilitator – Artificial Intelligence Workflows (P6)

 

  • User support consultant
    • Title: Linux system administrator and consultant
    • Salary range: $69K – $80K
    • Faculty have funded projects that need advanced consulting services that are delivered in predictable timelines. This position builds the capacity to respond to and deliver on such requests. It is expected that 2,000 hours of billable consulting will be delivered in the first year by all RC staff with this position taking a portion and enabling other staff to take their portion as best fits talent and skill to meet the consulting requests. The consulting work provides advanced support for building workflows and designing the correct approach to use the infrastructure and the available software tools and environments.
    • Apply: Job# 514510 –  Linux System Administrator/Consultant (P7)

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