Engineering IT Support (PRA)

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) invites application for the position of Engineering Information Technology (IT) support person who will be responsible for the supporting the LASP Engineering division in maintaining both hardware and software tool computer systems infrastructure. This person will represent Engineering Division IT needs to larger LASP IT group and work with them to create hardware and software system solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Engineering division. This includes tasks such as:
  • Meet with engineers, engineering managers and LASP IT to define Engineering IT requirements.
  • Verify/certify LASP IT delivered services (for example, verify software tool functionality post installation).
  • Based on defined requirements, design hardware configurations optimized for specific software tools/applications.
  • Continue development and maintenance of existing in-house software tools customized for LASP processes and applications.

He or she will work under the general supervision of the Calibration and Test group manager and may in turn be responsible for the supervision of student assistants.


The position requires a B.S./B.A. or higher level degree, with preference towards a degree in engineering, Physics or Applied Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have the following skills or experience:
  • Basic knowledge of the computer hardware, software, and networking used through-out the production engineering lifecycle.
  • Development experience with Ruby on Rails web applications backed by SQL databases.
  • Familiarity with a variety of programming and scripting languages such as IDL, JAVA, PowerShell, or Bash/shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with software applications such as Labview, Zemax, Solidworks, Orcad, Agile, and other engineering software tools is highly beneficial.
  • Familiarity with Unix, Linux and Windows, especially working in virtual environments.
  • Ability to anticipate, research, and solve problems through careful attention to detail and analysis in an independent work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be collaborative, self-directed, ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines from daily details to managerial analysis. Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.
  • Experience gained as a student will be considered

The University of Colorado at Boulder strongly supports the principle of diversity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume;

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00728860


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