[ES_JOBS_NET] New York Mesonet Systems Administrator (Albany, NY)

Bassill, Nicholas nbassill at albany.edu
Thu Oct 8 14:10:11 MDT 2015

The New York Mesonet is currently seeking a Systems Administrator. Details are below, and applications can be submitted from this website: https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63941

Systems Administrator

Category:       Research Foundation Careers [RSS feed of all Jobs] <https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobsrss.jsp?COMPANYID=510&categoryID=1509>
Department:     Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Locations:      Albany, NY
Posted: Sep 24, '15
Type:   Exempt
Ref. No.:       R15-48
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About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:

Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany.

Job Description:

The New York State (NYS) Mesonet 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 complex weather station networks. The successful applicant will set up, maintain, and troubleshoot computers, software, storage systems and network connections in a 24x7 operational environment, and will serve as a technical resource for the NYS 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.


Minimum Qualifications: Good communication and interpersonal skills; Strong troubleshooting skills; Linux server system administration from the command line; Advanced knowledge of IP networking - routing, VPN setup, firewalls; Advanced knowledge of designing and implementing fault-tolerant systems and services; Administration of equipment used by office staff - Windows, printers, laptops, etc.; Able to work with minimal supervision when given broad instructions or guidelines; Anticipates, identifies, and works to resolve problems independently or collaboratively; Initiates planning, coordinating, and prioritizes to solve problems.

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S Dept. of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization and at least 2 years of experience in a computer systems-related field OR an Associate's Degree or 60 credit hours in a computer systems-related field and at least 4 years of experience in a related activity.

Applicant must address in their application the ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to manage and organize terabyte-scale data archives; Basic knowledge of server backups and log management; Basic knowledge of Meteorology and National Weather Service products; Configuration of mobile systems such as iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android; Basic knowledge of radio - Cell broadband, WiFi, Amateur Radio.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 DOE

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application.

Closing date for receipt of applications will be October 24, 2015.

URL: www.nysmesonet.org<http://www.nysmesonet.org/>

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