LASP UNIX Administrator

Boulder, CO
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day operational support for our Unix workstations and other system infrastructure. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks requiring excellent technical problem solving skills, a solid understanding of the network operating systems, and strong understanding of LAN/WAN networking.

Job Duties:

  • Administer and support deployment for inventory, provisioning, and patch management.
  • Deploy, configure and support Unix based software packages and operating systems.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure/add new services as necessary.
  • Interact with our University and Laboratory personnel to coordinate system events with end users.
  • Work as member of a senior team to solve Tier 2 items and be conduit for issues between Tier1 and Tier2 teams.
  • Review and solve issues involving system performance, configuration, restoration, applications and software tools.
  • Work with IT leadership and internal IT customers to define future requirements and roadmap.
  • Responsibilities may sometimes require working evenings and weekends.
  • Configuration Management - Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant experience with demonstrated knowledge of system administration.
  • Experience with bare metal systems/servers building and preparation.
  • Experience in support and maintenance of both hardware and virtual environments supporting Linux.
  • Familiar with UNIX infrastructure and programs including NIS, DNS, and auto-provisioning technology.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 30 lbs.

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Installation and maintenance experience with a variety of 3rd party software.
  • Experience with scripting, e.g. shell scripting and Python and other dynamic scripting languages is a plus.
  • Experience preferably with Solaris, RedHat and Centos.
  • Experience preferably with VmWare, KVM, Openstack.
  • Experience with migrating physical servers to virtual.
  • Experience in software engineering, network engineering, or database implementation a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of computer hardware, software and IT systems.
  • Experience with provisioning systems for automated machine builds and deployments.
  • Experience with provisioning systems for automated machine builds and deployments.
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new tasks.
  • Exceptional communication skills via phone and email.
  • Resourcefulness to multi-task current projects and flexibility in assignments.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and team skills.

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 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: Mar 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado

Position Number: 00732001


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