Thread: Systems Administrator and Scientific Software Developer

Started: 2022-03-17 20:42:18
Last activity: 2022-03-17 20:42:18
Samantha Wiser
2022-03-17 20:42:18
Institution: Alaska Earthquake Center
Open Until: 2022-05-01

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring a Systems Administrator and a Scientific Software Developer to support the broad computing needs of the organization, enhance and expand the capabilities of our earthquake analysis system, and to spearhead adapting emerging research into applied, operational code.

The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered collaborative teams. The duties of the Systems Administrator include overseeing the center’s enterprise-class virtual computing environment, ensuring the reliable operation, support, backup, and upgrading of the center’s hardware and software, and supporting staff with IT needs. The duties of the Scientific Software Developer include working with other scientists and technical experts to create tools that stakeholders can rely on before, during, and after earthquakes. You will also be called upon to maintain and support existing code within the Earthquake Center’s software development framework and, on occasion, troubleshoot problems in a time-critical setting.

The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, a respectful inclusive environment, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged. If you are interested in supporting our mission to strengthen Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis we look forward to receiving your application! Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Please visit or for more information and to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Gardine, mgardin2<at>

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Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.
Proof of vaccination does not need to be provided to apply. If offered the position, the successful applicant will be contacted for proof of vaccination.
*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: As a public, regional, comprehensive university. UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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