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Our Department of Anthropology, has an outstanding opportunity for a Computing Services Manager
The Computing Services Manager for the Department of Anthropology serves three subfields: archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. The Senior Computing Specialist in this role is the sole IT resource for the department and supports teaching, faculty and student research, and administrative functions for each of these distinctive areas.
Anthropology consists of research methods that are extraordinarily diverse. The computing services manager must be prepared to support qualitative research such as text analysis, video and audio recording analytics, etc., and intense qualitative work, including microscopy, cluster computing, geospatial analysis, and physibles work such as 3D modeling and printing. The department houses nine specific labs that need individualized support.
The incumbent must be extraordinarily independent and resourceful, working without any direct support or supervision, and capable of developing strategic plans to optimize sparse resources, including funding. The position is half time, making it critical to manage the position carefully to keep it feasible.
This position serves as the sole technology manager for the unit, serving faculty, staff, and graduate students. It is an environment that includes both a general use and specialized computing lab (GIS). A reliable computing environment is critical to both the teaching and research missions of the departmentas well as its administrationboth on individual desktops and in the lab. The incumbent enables teaching in three fields as well as cutting edge sponsored research in those fields.
The senior computer specialist's time is split between:
20% Server and network maintenance and engineering
Design, specify, install and setup servers as needed for department administrative, teaching and research needs Administer seven existing servers in Denny Hall and Communications server rooms, including file, licensing, and database and web servers
Administer Active Directory
55% Strategic decision making for the department's computing resources
Consult and work with department chair, administrator, researchers, faculty and end users for needs assessment Design systems within available budget and resources Track and analyze current inventories and create strategic plan Evaluate hardware and software solutions Spec/purchase/setup hardware Roll out software updates and installs
25% Internal/External Support
Response and track help requests from internal users Liaise with UW IT for external work requests One on one or group training Support departmental web presence
5% Seek funding through grants and university funding sources.
Liaise with Archaeology GSA for annual STF funding drives Work with faculty members on technology requests for grants
Requirements Limited Recruitment Open to Employees in Arts and Sciences Only
Knowledge and experience with all major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux); Experience analyzing and designing solutions to computing problems; Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a computing intensive field; Minimum of two years' experience performing progressively more complex and responsible tasks in supporting computer hardware and software systems independently; Good written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with non-technical clients; Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; Experience administering Windows servers.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desirable Experience with University of Washington computing and IT environment.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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