System Administration Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 2: 
933 N. Cherry Avenue
Street Line 3: 
85721
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal: 
85721
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Steward Observatory at The University of Arizona has an opening for a Systems Administration Manager position. The Department of Astronomy is looking for a manager to lead our Computer Support Group (CSG) to enable the work of our research, academic, and non-technical support staff. The role of the CSG is varied and multi-faceted and includes:

- Managing the team that is responsible for designing, building, maintaining and upgrading networking, computers, storage, and the department website for Steward Observatory/Department of Astronomy, supporting more than 100 computers, 400 users and coordinating the management of IT resources between the Department of Astronomy and various co-located ground and space based observatory groups.

- Establishing and maintaining a secure and stable networking infrastructure

- Managing network storage systems

- Working in tandem with Mountain Operations to ensure a reliable connection with our observatories

- Supporting secure operations for various ITAR sensitive projects

- Determining the needs of the CSG

- Responsible for developing and documenting disaster recovery plans and procedures.

- Keeps track of IT capital assets within the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. degree in IT/STEM

Five years experience, including two years managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in IT/STEM

Required Documents:

- Resume

- Cover Letter

The University of Arizona in Tucson:

The University of Arizona was the first university established in the Arizona Territory in 1885. The UA is consistently top ranked in awarded funding by NASA for research, and is classified as an R1 Doctoral University with "very high research activity". Multiple space missions and space mission components have been designed at and some even operated from the UA campus. Amongst many, notable examples are the 2007 Phoenix mission to Mars, the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling mission, instruments onboard Cassini, the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the NICMOS camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, the MIRI camera onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the NIRCam camera onboard the James Webb Space Telescope. The University is also a leader in the development of ground-based astronomical instrumentation and observatories. The Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab on the UA campus produces the world's largest single cast telescope mirrors and is currently producing the mirror segments for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Tucson, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, is a hidden gem in Southwestern Arizona. A city of over 1 million people, sprawled out and surrounded by mountains from all sides, Tucson is one of the largest small towns in the U.S. With over 280 sunny days a year, Tucson is a bright city, where the summer monsoon showers provide an exciting relief from the summer heat. Culturally, Tucson is rich, which is evident in our local cuisine. In 2015, UNESCO designated Tucson as a "world city of gastronomy", the first in the U.S. 

Included Benefits: 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here: http://talent.arizona.edu/

**For more information and to apply, please visit the online career site: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/8940?c=ari...

Applications are only accepted via the website.**

 

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Andras Gaspar
Title: 
Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Institution/Company: 
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Steward Observatory
Street Line 2: 
933 N. Cherry Avenue
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Andras Gaspar
Subject: 
req8940