Job Purpose Under general direction, develop, install, configure, optimize, and maintain integrity of the operating system environment and services for servers, and the desktop and audio/video environment for workstations at CCRMA. Build and install hardware and upgrades for servers and workstations. Provide consultation, advice and training for end users of all systems.
Build, install, configure, analyze, tune, and troubleshoot server and workstation operating system software to achieve optimum performance levels.
Maintain and upgrade existing network services (email, web, drupal CMS, wordpress, wiki, user authentication, shared home directory, guest network access, voip, backup, etc). Compare, evaluate, and implement new technologies and services as needed, and integrate them into the existing computing environment.
Build, install and upgrade hardware for custom servers and desktop workstations specifically tailored to CCRMA's research and music production needs.
Resolve difficult system problems and provide consultation or training for students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars.
Manage hardware, software, and utilities for installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrades of Linux-based server operating systems and Linux and Macintosh OSX desktop workstation environments. Assist in maintaining the Planet CCRMA repository of open source free software packages for audio, music and research, create new packages as required by users and integrate and deploy new releases of the Linux and OSX operating systems into the CCRMA computing environment.
Develop, deploy and debug custom software for both system and audio applications, including multichannel studio control and large scale concert diffusion systems.
Diagnose and fix hardware, software, audio and video problems in desktop systems and studios, advice users when problems arise.
Assist with deployment of hardware and software for large scale concert diffusion systems.
Configure and assist in the design of system and network security.
Monitor and analyze resource usage to recommend/develop enhancements to system capabilities and performance.
Document systems and audio infrastructure for users, support and consulting personnel, and developers.
Act as liaison with various departments and IT services across campus.
Facilitate vendor relationships.
Minimum Education and Experience Required Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Expert knowledge in the Linux operating system (preferably experience with RPM based distributions like CentOS or Scientific Linux and Fedora), experience using and configuring Apple's OSX operating system, familiarity with Microsoft Windows systems and portable platforms (iOS and Android). Experience with managing an integrated computing environment. Extensive experience in multiple programming languages for system and application development, including computer music programming languages (ChucK, SuperCollider, Pure Data and others). Experience with commercial and open source free software digital audio workstations. Familiarity with use and function of digital and analog audio systems. Experience with computer music production. Experience with networked environments. Experience with network storage solutions. Demonstrated knowledge of security protocols. Ability to manage shared resources and perform complex tasks. Ability to work well independently and as a team member. Ability to train to others in applications and operating system fundamentals. Experience with middleware and infrastructure. Attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical users. Strong organizational skills. Experience with Linux on ARM on small single board computers preferred. Active in the electronic music field (performer, composer, sound artist) preferred.
Certificates and Licenses Required None
Physical Requirements Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation. Frequently sitting. Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. Occasionally kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.
Working Conditions Exposed to noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures. May be exposed to electricity at greater than 240 volts. Extended hours and weekends.
Work Standards Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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