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Position Description: The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is one of the major mathematics research departments in the United States. With over 15,000 student enrollments annually, the instructional responsibility of the department is among the largest on campus. The Department has a strong, demanding program of graduate study, a wide range of innovative undergraduate course offerings, and an outstanding outreach program. Computing makes a major contribution to all of these missions. The Software Engineer, working with the Department Computing Manager, will manage a complex computing environment that includes Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms to meet the teaching, research and administrative needs of about 200 faculty, staff and students. The Software Engineer will report to the Department Computing Manager (who in turn reports to the Department Chair), and may receive support of graduate staff assistants.
Responsibilities include the following:
Maintenance and support of Linux and Windows core services, including file service, web service, printing, and email.
Implementing and maintaining network security.
Building software from source; installing and maintaining a wide range of software.
Create software tools as needed for improving department staff workflows.
Support of Windows, Linux and Macintosh desktops in a heterogeneous networked environment.
Research new hardware and software, and coordinate hardware/software acquisition; plan and develop new initiatives and policies with input from faculty, staff, and students.
Supervision of two graduate students assigned to departmental computing support as graduate staff assistants.
Together with other computing staff, provide assistance to faculty, staff and students on computing issues related to research and teaching.
Coordinate computer technology plans with the College of Arts and Sciences and other university units such as UW-IT.
As one of the two professional staff in a diverse computing environment, the Software Engineer will play a central role in shaping our computing environment, by proposing new computing initiatives and upgrades, as well as general system administration. The computing staff will together provide the technical support required by the Department. Our research and teaching environment continually provides new challenges, so flexibility and adaptability are key to the success of this position. The ability to communicate technical matters to a non-technical research and teaching audience is also critical.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, engineering or related field; at least 4 years of system administration experience in a multi-platform environment (Windows/Linux/Macintosh); excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work with people with a wide range of computing expertise.
Equivalent education/experience may be substituted for all of the requirements except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications: Software development skills are strongly desired. Experience with mathematical document preparation, including LaTeX, and experience with mathematical software are helpful.
Conditions of Employment: Willingness to occasionally work outside regular hours to ensure continuous system operation.
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