UW Bothell - System Administrator position open (fwd)

Lee Damon nomad at crow.ee.washington.edu
Wed Jan 9 08:39:57 PST 2002

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From: "Prof. Michael Stiber" <stiber at u.washington.edu>
Message-ID: <15419.35671.792746.162704 at kasei.bothell.washington.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 16:14:15 -0800
To: netsys at atmos.washington.edu
Subject: System Administrator position open

I'd like to call to your attention the following position, which is
essentially the lead sysadmin for a computer science department.  If
you know anyone who might be interested, I'd appreciate it if you
could forward this to them.

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The official position announcement is at
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Bothell --- Senior Computer Specialist (CSS Systems Administrator) 
Reference: PC15190
Department: Information Systems, Bothell Campus
Date Available: December 20, 2001
Closing Date: Open until filled.

Location: UW Bothell Campus

General Duties/Description: 

The Systems Administrator will design, build, and maintain an exciting
new teaching and research infrastructure for the Computing and
Software Systems Program (CSS). As a member of both the Information
Systems (IS) and CSS teams, this person will ensure the continued
reliability and operation of the CSS computing environment, to include
systems/network administration, resource management, lab management,
technical documentation support, user consultation regarding computer
system use and procedures, programming assistance and support, and
general systems level software and hardware support.

Nature and Scope: 

Under general supervision of the Network Manager, the CSS Systems
Administrator will be responsible for management and hands-on
operation of a CSS server/workstation networked computing environment
supporting a wide variety of platforms, applications, and operating
systems, including, though not limited to UNIX ­ primarily Solaris and
Linux ­ and Windows NT/2000 workstation and server. The CSS computing
environment is approximately 150 computers at present and will soon
include a significant resource for parallel and distributed
computing. This position will be responsible for management of CSS
computing assets and supervision of student assistants and staff
supporting the CSS computer labs. In executing their duties, the
Systems Administrator will be responsive to policies and service
requests of the CSS Program Director and will work collaboratively
with CSS faculty and staff to design creative solutions to CSS
computing challenges. As a member of the IS team, he/she will work
closely with the Information Systems Client Services staff, Network
Services staff and Web Services staff, and also with UW Computing &
Communications, and vendor partners.


* Design, build, and maintain the CSS teaching and research

* Provide senior level client support to the CSS department on
  workstations, servers and other elements of the computing

* Provide systems administration services, including
  purchase, configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of servers
  running UNIX -- primarily Solaris and Linux ­ and Windows NT/2000,
  with emphasis on security issues. 

* Supervise or perform the installation and maintenance of
  networks, hardware and software, perform upgrade and maintenance
  procedures, evaluate future needs, and recommend requirements based on 
  growth and scalability concerns. 

* Manage, track, and document CSS computing infrastructure assets. 

* Manage CSS computer assets and supervise student and technical 
  lab support staff. 

* Specify network hardware and software to match campus standards,
  and oversee installation. 

* Identify departmental needs and perform technical analyses. 

* Assist in the establishment of standards, policies, and

* Write, maintain, and update user manuals, system support
  manuals, and other types of documentation. 

* Prepare, maintain, and periodically evaluate a comprehensive
  disaster recovery plan for departmental computer resources. 

* Coordinate contacts by telephone, email or in person with
  other departments or persons outside the University. 

* Maintain host configuration protocols and services using DHCP,
  DNS, WINS, etc. 

* Perform related duties as required.


* Two or more years of full-time experience in systems
  administration and support of a medium sized multi platform networked
  environment, including UNIX, Windows NT/2000, and MacOS computers.

* Two or more years of full-time software and hardware
  experience assembling, installing, configuring, testing, maintaining,
  troubleshooting, and repairing of personal, workstation, and server
  based UNIX, Windows, and MacOS computers. 

* Demonstrated knowledge of standard network practices, including
  CAT 5 cabling, hubs, switches and routers, other physical layer
  attributes, and standard protocols. 

* One or more years of management level experience including 
  supervising, scheduling, training, and disciplining personnel while
  supporting multiple projects. 

* Proven commitment and orientation to customer service with
  strong interactive customer/client service background. 

* Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

* Ability to work well in a team oriented environment. 

* Proven ability and willingness to attend training, workshops,
  conferences, etc. as needed. 

* Bachelor's Degree from accredited higher education
institute, or equivalent experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a


* Demonstrated experience supporting and utilizing Solaris 8, 
  Windows NT/2000 Server and Workstation, MacOS versions 9.0 and X,
  RedHat and other Linux operating systems. 

* Ability to write scripts in such languages as Perl or Shell. 

* Ability to do minimal debugging and modification of C programs. 

* Two years experience with network concepts, procedures, and
  protocols such as security, Ethernet, TCP/IP, DNS, POP3 and IMAP4,

* Demonstrated computer lab management experience in a higher
  education, multi - platform environment, supervising staff and
  supporting users and equipment. 

* Proven ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects.

Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Send a resume and letter describing relevant experience
and education to:

Mike Stocke, Director, IS 
UW Bothell 
Box 358540 
18115 Campus Way NE 
Bothell WA 98011-8246 

MStocke at bothell.washington.edu 

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer.

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Prof. Michael Stiber                    stiber at u.washington.edu
Computing and Software Systems          http://faculty.washington.edu/stiber
University of Washington, Bothell       tel: +1-425-352-5280
Box 358534, 18115 Campus Way NE         fax: +1-425-352-5216
Bothell, WA 98011-8246 USA

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