Job Opening

System Administrator III Position Available


Posted: 02/05/2021

Open Until: 04/10/2021

*System Administrator III*
*Tracking Code - *204-532

UNAVCO seeks an experienced *System Administrator *for the maintenance, operation, and planning of enterprise technical systems including, but not limited to, network servers, infrastructure applications, data storage services, network operating systems, enterprise imaging, data backup and recovery syst
ems, and data access security. The incumbent will work with other system administrators to migrate current applications into the cloud by participating in or leading the building of technology roadmaps including architecture, design, and implementation planning needed to move operational environments and networks into the commercial or private cloud environment.

UNAVCO, is a Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, university governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the National Science Foundation (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. For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the use of cutting-edge technology to support a broad range of applications. We provide robust operational support for researchers exploring; tectonics (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level, and aspects of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks.

To learn more about UNAVCO, visit our website at [url=][/url].

The *Systems Administrator *will work with the System Administration, Technical Lead to set IT priorities and provide reports on staff support and project status. The incumbent may work with various IT suppliers to stay current on hardware and procurement tasks. This position will also work with system administrators from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) for colocation support.

The successful candidate must have experience in building and deploying operational environments and networks into commercial cloud environments. They will need network administration experience working with VPNs and building secure networks in the cloud, configuring connectivity between local networks and the cloud environment and keeping internal networks and internal cloud environments secure from external connections. The successful candidate must be willing to learn how to deploy and support open source and commercial software packages within the cloud and local data center. These applications range from service-like applications like Confluence to infrastructure-like applications like Kubernetes and Docker-Compose. They will work with developers to set up cloud environments and deploy applications they develop.

*Required Skills*

- Knowledge of containers and development experience in Linux like operating systems is required.
- Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn tools such as Kubernetes and Rancher.
- Proficiency using and administering of Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
- Proficiency in performing a wide range of tasks, from end user support to back-end server/network architecture projects.
- Developed decision-making, prioritization and critical thinking skills.
- Competency with a programming language (e.g. C/C++, Java, Perl, Python).

*Preferred Skills*

- Knowledge of Git along with deployment tools like Terraform and/or Ansible.
- Knowledge of Openstack, JupyterHub.
- Knowledge of Nagios.
- Experience with various hardware platforms.
- Proficiency using and administering Windows operating systems.
- Experience with Cisco networking equipment and configuration of firewalls, VPNs, and dynamic routing.
- Ability to generate user documentation in a wiki-based system and use of source-control repositories.

*Required Experience and Education*

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, with an emphasis on computing systems administration, or a related field and five (5) years of relevant systems administration experience, preferably in a scientific/technical organization.

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.

*Applications will only be accepted through UNAVCO's career site ([url=][/url]) and applications must include:*

- *Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position; and*
- *Complete resume*

*Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.*

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact or 303.381.7515.

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements.

How to Apply

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