LASP IT Senior Windows Administrator

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

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP is a dynamic, world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs. LASP is in need of a Senior level Windows Administrator located at the University of Colorado-Boulder East Research Park to provide day-to-day operational support for our Windows 2008/2012 servers, Windows 7 and 10 workstations and other system infrastructure. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks and should display excellent technical problem solving skills, a solid understanding of Windows network operating systems, advanced knowledge in Exchange administration and strong understanding of LAN/WAN networking.

Job Duties:

Associated tasks include, but are not limited to:

• Administer and support Microsoft Exchange Email system in all facets including user support, system and capacity design, and troubleshooting

• Administer and support Microsoft Active Directory in all facets including user support, system and capacity design, and troubleshooting

• Deploy, configure and support Windows based software packages and operating systems

• Experience with setup and maintenance of Dell and x86 based servers

• Planning and support for new architecture, project and tools with laboratory goals in mind

• Interact with our University and Laboratory personnel to coordinate system events with end users

• Work as part of a senior team to solve complex issues in a distributed environment

• Actively mentor, lead, and assist in the direction of student employees and full time team members

• Work with IT leadership and internal IT customers to define future requirements and roadmap

Responsibilities may sometimes require working evenings and weekends


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with demonstrable knowledge of Windows administration

• Experience in a VMware environment ESXi and VCenter

• Experience with bare metal systems/servers building and preparation

• Strong experience with Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, and Group Policies

• Strong knowledge of computer hardware, software and IT systems

• Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and communicate difficult technical concepts and advanced business goals

• Experience with scripting, e.g. Powershell. Shell scripting and other dynamic scripting languages is a plus

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

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience in UNIX administration is highly desired

• Experience with provisioning systems for automated machine builds and deployments

• Experience in software engineering, network engineering, or database implementation a plus

• Ability to learn quickly and take on new tasks

• Resourcefulness to multi-task current projects and flexibility in assignments

• Excellent time management, organizational and team skills

• Exceptional communication skills via phone and email

• Ability to occasionally lift 30 lbs.

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: Apr 24, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732947


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