Open Until: 08/08/2021
UNAVCO is accepting applications for a Cloud Administrator/Software
Tracking Code: 214-532
Application Process: For full position announcement and to apply, visit
UNAVCO's career website at [url=https://www.unavco.org/careers/]https://www.unavco.org/careers/[/url]. Application
review begins June 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Location: UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, while the job
is located in the Boulder, Colorado office, alternate living locations will
The salary range for this position is $88,565- $137,275 USD annually,
dependent on candidate’s skills and experience
Benefits: UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time
Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.
*Where You Will Work: *
UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of
Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the NSF investigator community
for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development
with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large
network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data
facility and archive which provides cyber infrastructure to support the
full data life cycle and interoperability with national and international
Earth science Data Centers.
For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of
cutting-edge technologies in support of geodesy while providing robust
operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes,
volcanoes, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the
Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), and the atmosphere. Our
instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS, LiDAR, TLS, optical
imagery, InSAR, and more.
*What You Will Do:*
The Cloud Administration/Software Engineer will participate, evaluate and
lead investigations into software technologies for possible use within the
cloud development and deployment environments. Keeps abreast of recent
development techniques with changes in vendor cloud products, and
investigates alternative environments to improve costs and deployment
efficiencies. Supports manual and automated processes for testing UNAVCO’s
cloud environment. The incumbent will make sure all software developed for
performing repetitive system administration functions has been checked into
a source code repository. Performs code reading with other system
administrators to assure clarity, correctness and UNAVCO’s security
*Essential Job Functions:*
- Provide support for Cloud Infrastructure systems such as enterprise
application maintenance (e.g. Kubernetes etc.), server maintenance,
storage, networking, database administration, network security, messaging,
directory services, legacy server virtualization, monitoring, etc.
- Regularly reviewing existing systems and making recommendations for
- Participate in active monitoring of IT security throughout the
organization and making recommendations for improvements to systems,
participates in support coverage during off-hours.
- Actively monitors systems and networks to ensure data security and
- Ensures necessary levels of documentation, in accordance with UNAVCO
- Stays abreast of trends in pertinent computing-related areas to
support planning and systems optimization.
- Participate in building the technology roadmap for the organization
including architecture, design, and implementation planning.
*What You Need:*
- Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, preferably in
a scientific/technical organization, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
- Knowledge of containers and development experience in Linux-like
operating systems is required.
UNAVCO is unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the
UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action
employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all
positions within the organization and complies with all Federal and State
laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the
employment selection process should contact HR@unavco.org or 303-381-7515.
As part of our commitment to a safe work environment, UNAVCO conducts
background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position
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