Systems Engineer I

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical, IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 11/22/2022
Closing Date: 2/28/2023
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
Job Description

Job no: 522798
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President-Info Technology
Department: Advanced Research Computing
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

The Visionarium Lab at Virginia Tech is known internationally for engagement in immersive and web virtual reality visualization. Our lab collaborates with researchers and students in science, engineering, and design activities across the University – - to enable meaningful human interactions with their datasets. We have an opening for enthusiastic candidates who want to use 3D graphics and scientific visualization to provide solutions for researchers at the cutting edge. As part of the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) group,, this position will work closely with computational faculty and students and Information Technology teams to support usable and performant visualization environments.
The successful candidate will:
● Interact with domain specialists to facilitate access to ARC's visual computing technologies
● Ensure functionality and availability of visualization resources by providing hardware and software support
● Grow professionally through ongoing training, certification programs, and continued learning
● Use effective communication and collaboration skills
● Enjoy variety in their work, which includes elements of customer service and interaction, hands-on equipment setup, troubleshooting, and repair

Required Qualifications

● The successful candidate must have a BS/BA in Computer Science, a related engineering degree, or other related degrees.
● Demonstrated experience using or administering Linux/Unix systems
● Solid communication skills, able to explain technical problems to non-technical audiences.
● Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
● Demonstrated experience with Hardware and software provisioning
● Demonstrated experience with Graphics API and/or visualization packages

Preferred Qualifications

● Demonstrated experience with 3D graphics, especially real-time rendering
● Demonstrated experience with immersive Virtual Reality systems
● Demonstrated experience with software development
● Demonstrated experience with systems engineering and administration for high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

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Salary Information

Commensurate on Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amber Pifer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: November 21, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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