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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 16, 2019
Departmental Overview The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory operates a seismic and geophysical network in northern California. In collaboration with the USGS Menlo Park seismic network, the BSL jointly operates the northern California component of the USGS Advanced National Seismic System to provide public earthquake information, earthquake early warning, and long-term earthquake monitoring operations. This position provides system administration and IT support for these projects.
Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an on-call, 24/7 operational environment.
Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary applications in a Linux environment.
Implement and maintain security measures according to campus and project practices and guidelines.
Develop and maintain documentation on procedures related to the supported systems, software, and operations.
Install, update, and operate applications, such as ShakeAlert and AQMS software, including supporting libraries, utilities, and configurations.
Manage code builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in a repository using modern code management tools.
Support the testing and certification environments for projects, such as ShakeAlert and AQMS.
Support developers and the development environments for projects, such as ShakeAlert and AQMS.
Collaborate with internal and external academic, government, and industrial partners in design, integration, and operation of earthquake early warning systems.
Perform all other duties as assigned, including varied technical assignments requiring the use of standard scientific principles and technique.
Extensive knowledge of Linux system operations, configuration, and management.
Knowledge of shell and other scripting languages (ex. Bash/Python/Perl).
Hands-on experience maintaining server-class hardware and external RAID arrays.
Knowledge of IP networking.
Knowledge of content management systems.
Knowledge of code management systems.
Work independently on related assignments and projects with only limited supervision, typically receiving only general instructions.
Exercise discretion and independent judgment to compare and evaluate various methods, approaches, and resources and decide which will best accomplish each aspect of such assignments and projects.
Responsible for completing significant project or assignment milestones.
High level of initiative.
Proactive, self-starter with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and must be able to work with a team that includes remote members.
Excellent attention to fine details, writing, and communication skills.
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