Occasional night and weekend hours may be required.
Hours per week
$40,000 - $60,000
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey is seeking a talented and highly motivated system administrator to join our team. The individual selected for this position will join an organization whose systems ingest, process, archive, and disseminate data from a number of sources, including weather station networks which OCS maintains. The successful applicant will set up, maintain, and troubleshoot computers, software, storage systems and network connections, and will serve as a technical resource for OCS and its various missions, including operations of the Oklahoma Mesonet. This individual will engage internal and external stakeholders to determine needs and assist with troubleshooting and resolution of issues on both server and desktop platforms. As a member of our operations team, this individual will be part of our on-call staff and will help maintain maximum availability of our data and services, which are used by researchers to expand our knowledge of the atmosphere and by decision makers to protect lives and property.
Support of server systems - Linux and/or other server operating systems (e.g.BSD).
Support of desktop systems - Windows, MacOSX.
Command line system administration of Debian or Gentoo Linux systems.
Knowledge of web development on "LAMP" (Linux Apache MySQL PHP/Perl) systems with HTML, JS, CSS, PHP and /or Perl).
Programming/scripting knowledge - e.g. C, C++, PHP, Perl, and /or shell scripting.
Advanced IP Networking - e.g. Ethernet, Routing, Firewalling, VPN setup.
Advanced Network Management - e.g. SNMP, Nagios, OpenWRT/DD-WRT, Cisco-IOS.
Services Admin - e.g. Email, Web, FTP, LDAP, Samba, MySQL, DNS, Load Balancing.
Hardware Admin - e.g. RAID, PXE/etherboot, IPMI, Virtual machines on Linux.
Data aquistion - e.g. serial-over-IP, dataloggers, CSI LoggerNet
Basic nowledge of radio - e.g. Amateur Radio, Shortwave/Scanner, or WiFi.
Basic knowledge of meteorology - e.g. classes and/or Skywarn spotter training.
artion of mobile systems such as iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, or Blackberry.
Basic knowledge of electronics.
Basic knowledge of GIS, mapping systems.
Basic knowledge of data management - e.g. archival, backups, logging
Able to work with minimal supervision when given broad instructions or guidelines.
Anticipates, identifies, and works to resolve problems independently.
Initiates planning, coordinating, and prioritizing to solve problems.
Special instructions to applicants
if you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp.
Required Applicant Documents
List of References
Ability to engage in repetitive motions including movements of the hands, wrist or fingers.
Ability to grasp including applying pressure to object with fingers and hands.
Ability to touch including finger dexterity.
Ability to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others.
Ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally or making fine discriminations in sound.
Ability to see including color, depth perception or clarity.
Ability to lift heavy objects of 15 to 44 pounds, including using the upper body to raise objects from a lower position to a higher position.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in science or engineering OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience.
18-36 months of experience in a system administration or networking related activity.
Linux experience (any version, e.g. RedHat, RHEL, CentOS, SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo).
Windows or MacOS experience.
Required Certifications, Registrations, or Licenses:
These requirements may be imposed by federal, state or recognized accrediting agency as a prerequisite of employment
Valid driver's license.
Required Skills and Proficiencies:
Please list the skills and proficiencies needed to perform the essential duties and responsibilities
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Valid Driver's License Required:
University of Oklahoma - 15 months ago