Web Tools Administrator

Boulder, CO
Feb 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

Join a world class organization that develops and operates flight hardware on space missions. Support research in outer space by administrating and supporting collaboration tools used by staff, scientists and engineers from around the world. These tools are used for project collaboration, scientific data access, software development, and identity control and access management. They include the Atlassian tool suite, Alfresco, Klocwork, Splunk, GIT, authentication tools, and others.

This is an operational support position on the Web Team, which develops and operates web applications for the lab. As an Agile team, we share a strong commitment to providing the highest quality software and services possible. Our team stays abreast of software technologies and regularly drives the infusion of new technologies into our lab, such as virtualization technologies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated technical skills in a Linux environment with some aspects of: system administration, collaboration tools, software development, and security.

We are a highly collaborative team and as such we value cooperation, quality communication, and the sharing of responsibility and accomplishment. We seek candidates with strong social and interpersonal skills to work with the team and also to develop good relationships with and provide support to end users from a variety of backgrounds. The team also consists of CU Students.

If you are interested in growing a broad base of cutting edge technical experience while facilitating leading-edge spaceflight projects in a world-class scientific research center, we would like to hear from you!

About Us

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a space research lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As an Institute of CU-Boulder, LASP is at the international forefront of space science research in solar, planetary, atmospheric and space plasma physics. LASP has a 60 year record of excellence in space instrument and spacecraft construction, mission operations, and science data analysis for Earth, planetary, and deep space missions.

In addition to supporting collaboration tools, our Web Application Team develops and operates advanced information system technologies for cutting-edge scientific data and metadata access. For an example, see the LISIRD web site for serving solar irradiance and related data products, http://lasp.colorado.edu/lisird/.

LASP is an equal opportunity organization, dedicated to building and sustaining a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunity for all. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Job Duties:
  • Configure, maintain, and upgrade public facing collaboration tools, such as Atlassian's JIRA, Confluence, and Stash/BitBucket, Splunk and Alfresco.
  • Maintain and support systems for user identity management and authentication, including LDAP and Syncope.
  • Help and support stakeholders and end users.
  • Develop tools or scripts to facilitate job automation and tool integration.
  • Be responsive on occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Mentor students in their work on the team.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a STEM field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Good understanding of web technologies HTTP, Apache, Tomcat, Glassfish and familiarity with Unix/Linux.
  • Comfortable working closely with others and sharing responsibility in an Agile environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills; adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools, including JIRA, Confluence, Fisheye, Crucible, and Stash/BitBucket.
  • Familiarity with Alfresco and Splunk
  • Familiarity with identity management and authentication tools and techniques.
  • Familiarity with virtualization tools, such as Ansible and Docker.
  • Experience with programming languages, including Java.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 24, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado.edu

Position Number: 00731823