[unav_all] Job Posting Announcement at UNAVCO

Tracy Ringsdorf ringsdorf at unavco.org
Fri Mar 26 10:23:34 MDT 2010

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Position:     Technical Lead, Systems Administration

Reports to:  Director, Program Support Services

Summary of Job

The Technical Lead provides strategic vision, network engineering,
datacenter management, and security policy management for UNAVCO. Provide
system administration and end user support for Program Support, the
President's Office, and Education and Outreach departments. 

Essential Job Functions

.         Coordinate standardization of IT systems across all departments in
the organization.

.         Lead planning, design and assessment of all UNAVCO shared systems,
IT strategy, planning and operational reviews.

.         Lead planning and budgeting efforts for current and upcoming
program IT needs including research of appropriate software, hardware and
resources; proposal development and presentations.

.         Identify shared project needs and provide appropriate
infrastructure solutions.

.         Coordinate with proposal writers for IT planning and budgeting as

.         Maintain and implement policies and procedures in order to meet
all cybersecurity requirements of the organization.

.         Monitor and maintain the datacenter in Boulder including the
physical environment, Internet connectivity, and expansion planning.

.         Perform all network engineering tasks for the organization
including the support of DNS, LDAP, NTP, routers, switches, firewalls,
remote access, and wireless access.

.         Perform all system administrator duties for Program Support, the
President's Office, and Education and Outreach including helpdesk
activities, server administration, and software development support.

.         Establish and maintain a documentation system for the organization
and coordinate IT documentation efforts.

.         Support IT and audiovisual equipment needs for all departments in
the organization for the UNAVCO classroom, boardroom, and other meeting
activities including support for workshops, committee meetings, and

.         Serve as a back-up system administrator for other departments as

.         Stay abreast of pertinent trends in IT and maintain contact with
other IT professionals working in our community to promote synergies.

.         Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful
operation of the business.


To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform
each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

Skills and Knowledge

.         Strong project management skills including project planning,
budgeting, and implementation.

.         Excellent people technical leadership abilities

.         Excellent system administration skills in a UNIX server
environment, preferably Solaris, Window Server experience is also desired.

.         Experience with datacenter management and network engineering.

.         Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation

.         Working knowledge of industry best practices with regard to

.         Experience with standard business IT services including email,
web, calendaring, file services, directory management, and backups.

.         Experience with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

.         Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

.         Solomon business software support experience desired.


Education and Experience

.           Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field

.           At least eight years of relevant experience in a small to medium
sized business preferably in a scientific or academic organization, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Demands

Be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to bend, crawl and
walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include those
necessary to operate computers.




Tracy Ringsdorf, SPHR


Human Resources Generalist 



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