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Our Information Technologies Department, has an outstanding opportunity for a CSS Advanced System Engineer.
Position Purpose: This position provides computing support for faculty and students in the Computing Systems and Software (CSS) division of the School of STEM and acts as a technical liaison between CSS and UWB Information Technologies (IT). It supports the division's current educational and research objectives by maintaining CSS systems (including systems/network administration, resource management, lab management, technical documentation support, user consultation regarding computer system use and procedures, programming assistance and support, and general systems level software and hardware support), installing and updating software and hardware, diagnosing and resolving diverse systems and network problems, and optimizing the computing environment. This position's primary support duties will be focused on the CSS Linux environment including the CSS Linux lab and Linux server architecture. It will work closely with the CSS faculty and be familiar with their current use of technology in teaching, research, and program administration.
Position Complexities: This position works closely with faculty and students of the CSS division to support the school's current Linux environment and related systems supporting all Linux administration, education and research objectives. Daily responsibilities will involve direct support in offices, classrooms and labs. In addition, this position will act as a member of the CSS Infrastructure Committee and provide insight and direction on the CSS Linux architecture. The position is also part of the IT department's network and operations team. Because this position has a dual-reporting structure to both the STEM Lab Manager as well as the IT Operations Manager, it is essential that the incumbent be familiar with the technology and support strategies of both units. This position will receive primary administration and personnel oversight from UWB IT and will receive its daily work assignments and prioritization of responsibilities from the CSS division of the School of STEM.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University: This position is responsible for maintaining the CSS computing infrastructure, primarily supporting Linux laboratories, a graduate student laboratory, a cyber-security laboratory, an embedded systems laboratory, and desktop Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and a wide range of other computing equipment distributed throughout the Program. The STEM Liaison will assist senior members of the STEM IT team in providing this support. As a member of the UWB IT Network Operations Team, this position is enabled with the advantages of working closely with UWB IT staff as well as the UW IT group in Seattle. As an acknowledged staff member of the School of STEM, this position provides direct insight and advice into the technology evolution in education at a premiere institution of higher learning, as well as direct support of cutting edge research and teaching environments.
Lab and Infrastructure Support
-Provide primary Linux systems administration services, including specification, configuration, installation, imaging and troubleshooting of program servers and workstations. To include NFS file services, Active Directory integration, clustered computing, and other linux system/network administrative tasks. Secondary support of Windows, and Mac OS X servers and desktops. -Support of VMWare, Hyper-V, and Xen server environments. -Ensure a consistently stable lab environment, tracking configuration changes and clearly communicating them to affected faculty and students. -Create and support development environments and investigate new technologies that might benefit the program. -Create and maintain information about the labs and provide classroom support about security and administration. -Manage, track, and document CSS computing infrastructure assets. -Write, maintain, evaluate and update user manuals, system support manuals, disaster recovery plan and other types of documentation. -Conduct trend analyses; set up monitoring tools; review systems logs and messages; investigate performance problems; make recommendations for system enhancements. -Maintain regular drop-in office hours to support student requests and questions. -Manage and maintain CSS IT wiki including instructional articles for using the labs and inventory of lab assets.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Support
-Collaborate with faculty to develop hands-on lab exercises, designing and deploying custom apparatuses for student labs. This would include understanding course software and hardware needs and ensuring that such software and hardware is installed and configured so that it supports the CSS educational mission. -Pro-actively work to ensure that CSS infrastructure supports faculty scholarship. Maintain awareness of ongoing and planned faculty research.
Provide consultation in support of graduate and undergraduate student projects. -Identify departmental needs, support faculty and staff in non-standard computing endeavors and perform technical analyses.
General IT Support
-Maintain host configuration protocols and services using DHCP, DNS, etc. for CSS infrastructure. -Troubleshoot CSS systems, investigate and resolve performance issues, take preventative measures, investigate incidents and maintain security. -Monitor and enhance operating environments to ensure optimal performance; apply software patches and write command procedures and programs; maintain, modify, install, test, and debug system-level software. -Coordinate laboratory access and utilization. -Coordinate contacts by telephone, email or in person with other departments or persons outside the University.
Other Duties as Assigned
-Bachelor's degree in computer science, information management or related field. -Two or more years of full-time experience in systems administration and support of a medium sized multi-platform networked environment, including Linux and Windows server software. -Experience assembling, installing, configuring, testing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing personal, workstation, and server based Linux, and Macintosh computers. -Two years of experience with network concepts, procedures, and protocols such as security, Ethernet, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, POP3 and IMAP4, NFS, NIS, SMB. -Experience supporting academic computing environments. -Excellent oral and written communication skills. -Ability to work well in a team oriented environment. -Proven ability and willingness to attend training, workshops, conferences, etc. as needed. -Ability to work with a diverse constituency.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
-Software development / Software engineering -Ability to write programs or scripts in languages such as Perl, PHP, Unix shell, C, C++, and C#. -Cybersecurity experience -Demonstrated experience supporting and using academic software, such as Matlab, Maya, Globus, Java, VMWare, Router Sim, XWin32, Samba, CVS, FlexLM software, etc. -One or more years of experience working in direct faculty support for teaching or research at an institution of higher education. -Demonstrated knowledge of standard network practices, including CAT 5 cabling, hubs, switches and routers, other physical layer attributes, and standard protocols. -Proven ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects.
Possible hours beyond the traditional 40-hour work-week and after hours.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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