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The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is dedicated to sustaining healthy marine and freshwater environments. Within SAFS is Columbia Basin Research (CBR; www.cbr.washington.edu), a research center that provides quantitative approaches to issues involving salmon and steelhead in river systems on the West Coast for over 25 years. CBR provides a publicly accessible and value-added second-tier database website, with a range of historical and real-time environmental and fish population data. CBR provides web-based analysis tools to track and evaluate issues pertaining to the management and restoration of fish populations.
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Computer Support Analyst 2. CBR is seeking an outstanding candidate and is ready to reflect that in a salary competitive with entry level industry salaries. The position is permanent, contingent on continuance of research grants as has been occurring for the last 3 decades. CBR is on the lookout for a new team member with interests in supporting applied science for conservation of natural resources.
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and in the College of the Environment. We recognize that science is richer and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate in the SAFS community.
The Computer Support Analyst 2 assists other staff members, works closely with the Web Computing Specialist, and reports to the Principal Investigators of Columbia Basin Research (CBR). The Computer Support Analyst will be responsible for technical operations and maintenance of the software and hardware required to support operations of CBR. The position will assist with maintenance and security of the servers, website and databases.
Operating System/Hardware Support
Manage and update the operating system and software packages on the Linux servers.
Maintain and improve security, performance, and reliability of servers and web products.
Provide technical expertise, analysis, troubleshooting, and operational support for research center's servers and network services.
Maintain database mirroring and file system backups.
Interface with UW IT team to ensure network connectivity and networking protocol compliance.
Develop and implement preventive maintenance procedures for all technical services and systems.
Systems/Application Development and Maintenance
Develop websites using Drupal.
Maintain the code and content in websites.
Test, maintain and troubleshoot existing sites.
Convert mockups into functional prototypes and websites.
Write client-side code/markup that adheres to modern UI/UX design standards.
Administer documentation of changes made to all systems.
Research and document solutions to unique and unusual problems.
Prepare end-user documentation.
Systems/Software Documentation and Support
Provide technical support and expertise to system users.
Maintain accurate and complete files, records and other documents relating to assigned responsibilities.
Prepare and submit required reports, including event activity, contractor performance, equipment maintenance and repair to management.
Establish or recommend policies on system use and services.
Collaborate with others on cross-functional teams.
Three years of experience in programming and/or computer support services of a technical nature, OR One year of experience as Computer Support Analyst I, OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience in building dynamic, responsive web pages.
Experience in providing *nix system administrator services of a technical nature (e.g., Linux).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related field, or on-the-job education equivalent.
Interest in supporting the scientific process leading to insights and understanding of natural resources and ecological processes for the benefit of fishery managers, the research community and the general public.
Demonstrated ability to work with users to analyze and develop solutions to meet work needs, train effectively, and write usable documentation for internal and end-user use.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including team ethic and relationship building.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to respond appropriately to deadline pressures for results-driven products.
Ability to systematically troubleshoot problems and automate routine processes.
Ability to understand and deploy web applications in a reliable, fault-tolerant manner.
A solid understanding of operating system and networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
Working knowledge of at least one programming language; e.g., C, C++, Python.
Working knowledge of at least one scripting language; e.g., bash, sed, awk, grep.
Experience with Git/GitHub or other version control systems.
Experience with Rscript.
Willing and able to work irregular hours as needed; e.g., to deal with serious server issues or for software/system implementation.
Ability to develop dynamic map-based web content.
Experience with cloud-based web operations and testing data systems in the cloud or interest in learning and executing how to transition to cloud environments.
Ability to establish and maintain positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with UW community and other professional contacts from a wide variety of backgrounds in the region—including members of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority populations—and be respectful of individual and cultural differences.
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