Web Infrastructure/Operations Expert
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.
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What We Require
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.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
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
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer