CFHT Corporation
  • 29-Aug-2017 to 30-Sep-2017 (HST)
  • Software
  • Kamuela, HI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

CFHT seeks a talented system administrator to support a world class observatory in Hawaii.  The system administrator provides technical support to observatory staff and visiting astronomers for computers, software, telecommunication systems, and networks.  This person also works with a group of IT and software specialists to develop and support a high-performance computing infrastructure.

Candidates must have a professional background in system administration and technical competency with a variety of operating systems, networks, and computer hardware.  This position requires professional experience supporting MS Windows computers and financial software.

Other requirements include good written communication skills and the willingness to work irregular hours as occasionally required.  The primary work location is at the CFHT offices in Kamuela, Hawaii but will also include work at the summit of Mauna Kea.  The individual selected will undergo a physical examination to determine ability to carry out duties at the observatory's altitude of 4,200 meters.  Documentation to verify eligibility for employment in the United States will be required.

Position Description:

  1. Provide technical support to the administration group: manages software and servers including Financial Edge and Web Purchasing.  Provide technical support to staff and visitors.
  2. Manage backups and security for all laptops and office computers.
  3. Install and troubleshoot network and telecommunications systems.
  4. Manage network services including DNS, DHCP, directory services and email.
  5. Develop and maintain web sites and web services.
  6. Work with other system administrators and software engineers to support the system infrastructure including linux servers, network file servers, authentication systems, database servers, system backups, scripting for system tasks and the science data archive.
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