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UW at Friday Harbor Laboratories (UW-FHL), one the nation's preeminent Marine Biology Research Field stations, has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of Information Technology Services.
In this position, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all campus IT functions, services and installations to ensure that existing systems (wired, wireless, networked, and standalone) are operational and secure. This individual also work closely with the UW-FHL Director and Administrator to strategically plan for the replacement of old systems and adoption of new technologies in a strategic and cost-effective manner to ensure that FHL remains responsive to the needs of our resident and visiting research faculty, students, fellows, and central operations.
The IT manager serves as Friday Harbor Laboratories primary liaison to Seattle campus IT services, including College of the Environment IT, Libraries IT, and central services IT as well as Seanet, our local service provider. In addition, the IT manager works closely with the Administrator to ensure appropriate funding for equipment acquisition and budget management; identify funding opportunities (e.g., STF grant program); and apply for funding.
This position has a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Network, cloud, and wireless technology in a dual MAX/Windows based environment
Implement and manage UW-IT interface and UW Libraries IT interface
VLAN programming / port configuration and management
Fiber optic conversion
Oversee mesh transition from standalone N to integrated AC
Programming and maintenance of wireless units
Tunneling and port forward activities
File share set up and management (DHCP, APP, SMP, STP, VPN, etc)
Surveillance and firewall management
Ensure that system firewalls are operational, updated, and secure
Immediately respond to any potential breaches of data
Implement an IT security program for FHL
IT inventory management and replacement tracking and management of equipment, replacement cycle, software updates, hardware upgrades
Manage campus computer lab and other common use computers
Install and maintain Matlab, SPSS, Primer, SigmaPlot, ArcGIS, open source, etc.
Dual boot environment (OS X and Windows)
Assist with imaging systems and multicasting
Troubleshooting and maintenance
Manage printing environment
Inventory control and management
Strategic planning and grant writing
Develop a 1, 3, and 5 year plan for campus IT systems, and manage and evaluate outcomes on an ongoing basis
Remain abreast of UW-IT policies and integrate upcoming changes into the strategic plan
Seek customer input as well as UW-IT assistance to ensure responsiveness and compliance.
Prepare written proposals for IT funding, including the UW STF (Student Technology Grant program)
Develop/implement written policies and procedures for campus IT services
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Bachelor Degree in Information Technology/Systems, Information Sciences, or related field; appropriate work experience may substitute for this.
Prior project management experience in an IT setting, preferably in a supervisory position.
Demonstrated writing skills.
Eligible for employment in the United States.
A minimum of three years in a medium to large scale IT environment is required; experience in systems administration, including extensive server and network planning, implementation, and operation. Knowledge of both Mac and Microsoft Windows programs as well as scientific, geo, and statistical technical computing platforms. Demonstrated excellent customer service, writing, and communication skills. The incumbent will have a proven track record as a self starter with a high level of initiative and follow-through on projects and tasks.
The incumbent will be based at the Friday Harbor Laboratories campus on San Juan Island, WA, but must also be willing to attend relevant IT meetings on the UW-Seattle campus. The incumbent works well in a deadline driven environment, is resourceful, and has demonstrated skills as a problem solver.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Master Degree in Information Technology/Systems, Information Sciences
Five years experience in the following areas:?Database management Scientific instrumentation/computer interface (hardware/software management) (microscopes and cameras, gel imaging, weather station, R/V Centennial, etc)
Ideally, the incumbent will have worked in a large, complex academic setting and has experience supervising IT staff (at the present time there is 1 part-time position which directly reports to the IT manager).
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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