Administrative/Support, Information Technology, Project/Program Management/Planning, Staff/Administrative
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The Washington National Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Computer Specialist.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
Commitment to Research
Accountability – Productivity
This position is responsible for the maintenance, configuration, administration, and reliable operation of storage systems, security, computer systems and servers including on-site support and close interactions with broad range of skilled users. Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures. Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions. Responsible for technology security, capacity, redundant storage planning, and database performance which could impact over 200 personnel.
Maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, peripherals, and virtualization
Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
Troubleshoot network, hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions 20%
Windows System Administration
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experiences; System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields.
Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in Microsoft SharePoint.
Experience in Oracle database.
Experience in VMware.
Advance knowledge in networking.
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