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Tracking Code: 12108
PLEASE NOTE: This is a new, full-time one-year term position with possibility of extension. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, May 4, 2012. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
UCAR Community Programs (UCP)
Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP)
Partial relocation costs paid per UCARs relocation policy
BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Provides network engineering and administration support at a national operational center in the National Weather Service. The job function includes assisting in the design and maintenance of network infrastructure, services and other networking and IT capabilities. The center consists of high performance computing, office and wireless LAN environments that support operational water resources scientific modeling, data distribution and decision-making. The job will be located in Chanhassen, Minnesota until mid-2013. After that time, it will be permanently located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Ensures functional data communications by assisting in the design, installation, configuration, administration and monitoring of network components and connections. Network components include: routers, switches, firewalls, bandwidth management, network IDS and phone systems. Connections include fiber optic LANs and WANs, both internet and private network, and copper LAN and phone systems.
Provides technical consultation and services on network hardware and software problems.
Develops and maintains documentation on specific aspects of network hardware and software.
Collects and analyzes usage statistics on local and wide area networks.
Assists Information Technology (IT) team in routine system administration tasks.
Job Location: Chanhassen, MN US
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Appointment Type: Term Full-Time (T1)
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Immerse yourself in an intriguing environment where you can push yourself to the limit, engage in thoughtful reflection, wrap your brain around great ideas, interact with the best and the brightest, develop your abilities to the max, and contribute to the betterment of science on earth. Consider a career at UCAR.
At the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, our employees go home at night knowing that they are supporting an important scientific mission. They work in a cutting-edge computing environment with congenial co-workers completing challenging assignments.
Our work environment has a way of energizing our employees and we're proud of that. A very low turnover rate is proof that when people begin working for us, they tend to stay for a long time.
UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a consortium of 76 member universities that offer doctoral degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences. While we're serious about what we do, our work environment is relaxed and invigorating. We know we cant be everything to everybody. But if you're seeking a casual work environment where you can complete challenging assignments in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere, we'd like to hear from you.
Education and Experience:
- Associate's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or computer engineering; and
- three to four years of experience; or
- an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of telecommunications concepts, theories and principles as applied to network systems.
- Working knowledge of networking and communications protocols, particularly TCP/IP.
- Working knowledge of current data communications media: UTP, Fiber Optic and 802.11 Wireless.
- Working knowledge of LAN and WLAN topology.
- Working knowledge of TIA/EIA telecommunications industry specifications and standards.
- Ability to effectively evaluate raw network traffic to diagnose network problems.
- Working knowledge of Linux or BSD operating system and software environments, including basic and routine system administration tasks.
- Skill in using test equipment and diagnostic tools such as: logic analyzers, time domain reflectometers, impedance bridges, multimeters, signal generators, frequency counters and LAN analyzers.
- Skill using any UNIX scripting language to create simple small-task programs. Ex: shell, Python, Perl and Ruby.
- Skill in network equipment configuration, including: routers, firewalls, switches and traffic shapers.
- Skill in Cisco IOS administration.
- Skill in VLAN configuration and management.
- Working knowledge of application WAN technologies including: T1, T3, OC3, OC12 and Frame Relay.
- Working knowledge of routing protocols.
- Working knowledge of network security best practices.
- Working knowledge of network perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
- Working knowledge of digital phone and VOIP systems management.
- Knowledge of Windows administration practices.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent problem solving (troubleshooting) skills.
- Ability to multi-task and manage differing priorities.
- Ability to utilize and adhere to a project plan.
- At least two years of professional experience managing Cisco and/or Juniper network hardware and operating systems.
- At least one year of professional experience managing VOIP phone systems.
- At least one year of professional experience working with UNIX/Linux based systems in some system administration capacity.
DESIRED (but not required):
- Experience in Federal, large organization (>50 users), and/or High Performance Computing environments desired, but not required.
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