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University of Colorado Web Infrastructure/Operations Expert in Boulder, Colorado

Web Infrastructure/Operations Expert

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The web team at LASP is looking for a Systems Administrator comfortable working on infrastructure supporting web applications for space scientists, mission operators, and engineers. The successful applicant will provide operational support for our web servers and other system infrastructure as well as for end users. Work will include performing a variety of tasks requiring excellent technical / problem solving skills and maintaining solid understanding of modern web ecosystems and software operations. There is also occasional off hours work.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Help develop and modernize our existing infrastructure

  • Aid in the transition towards containerization and infrastructure as code

  • Implement Ansible roles and scripts related to deployment of our web infrastructure •

  • Implement and manage CI / CD jobs and tools using Jenkins and JJB

  • Aid in transition to highly available, redundant architecture

  • Support deployment, provisioning, and patch management for servers in production and development environments

  • Deploy, configure, and support Unix based software packages and operating systems

  • Manage / support certain web based productivity tools

  • Review and solve issues involving system performance, configuration, restoration, applications, and software tools.

  • Support developers in infrastructure buildout.

What You Should Know

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Professional experience in at least some of the following:

  • Web servers / Proxy servers: Apache, Nginx, Traefik, node.js

  • Containerization technologies: Docker

  • CI / CD: Jenkins, JJB

  • Linux system administration: RedHat, Ubuntu

  • Familiarity with command line interfaces: e.g., bash, zsh

  • Managing software artifacts: Artifactory, Docker registry, Maven, Ivy

  • Configuration management: Ansible or similar

  • Log management using Splunk

  • Experience administering web based tools such as Splunk, Atlassian Stack ﴾JIRA, BitBucket, etc.﴿

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with scripting, e.g., shell scripting and Python and other dynamic scripting languages.

  • Experience in software engineering, network engineering, or database implementation a plus.

  • Experience with Identity and Access Management tools ﴾e.g., Keycloak﴿.

  • Experience with container management tools such as Kubernetes.

  • Experience with cloud technologies like AWS.

  • Education in Computer Science, Information Sciences, or Networking a plus.

  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new tasks.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Resourcefulness to multi‐task current projects and flexibility in assignments.

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and team skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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