The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a Computer Engineer to join the Arts and Sciences Computing Services team to provide computing support for faculty, staff, and students in the Astronomy department. Experience with Linux management is a requirement for this position. The Computer Engineer acts as liaison with both school-level and University-level computer support. This position also supports several devices at the McCormick Observatory and the Fan Mountain Observatory.
- Administer and support university systems to include secure access, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and physical security.
- Maintain networked servers, workstations, peripherals and terminals, ensuring proper integration of these components with existing university computer systems.
- Plan and implement system security policy, to include firewalls, host and client access, file permissions, and user accounts.
- Troubleshoot networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems.
- Regulate and monitor file and system access to ensure confidentiality and proper use.
- Maintain file services and backup/recovery processes and procedures.
- Design and develop methods and procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying system and log data for security, performance and capacity planning needs. (This should include application logs such as web and database services hosted by the system.)
- Install and debug new and/or upgraded software on server and client platforms, ensuring compliance with current site licenses; document all administered systems.
- Research, evaluate, install, configure, and troubleshoot all hardware, peripherals, and equipment necessary to meet integrated systems objectives.
- Develop specialized skills within specific components of system administration.
Additional Job Duties Include:
- Managing 30+ Linux devices running CentOS and Debian, including system updates, backups and software installations, both locally and in the University Data Center
- Managing 50+ macOS laptops and workstations
- Managing 10+ Windows laptops and workstations
- Deploying and updating software using MDM systems (SCCM, FileWave, Munki)
- Supporting data storage systems
- Supporting departmental printers
- Specifying, ordering and setup of DCI and ETF computing equipment
- Support of graduate and post-doctoral student workstations
- Management of 2 student computer labs (Linux and Macintosh)
- Supporting faculty, staff and students with obtaining access to high performance computing services
- Working with and assisting other ASCS team members as required
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or related discipline. (Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.)
- At least three years of relevant experience required.
- Prior experience with Linux management is a requirement for this position.