Initial Review Date (IRD) The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this position is: 09/17/2020
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Dept Marketing Statement This is a position within the Smarter Balanced division of the University of California Santa Cruz Extension.
Smarter Balanced is a member led organization of states and territories that collaborate to provide formative, interim and summative assessment resources (e.g. tools, items, tests, etc.) that help educators better prepare their students to be college and career ready after they leave high school.
The UCSC Extension is the leading workforce educator in Silicon Valley, is the only institution in the area to offer University of California-quality accredited courses designed by experienced instructors who are actually working in their field. We serve:
new college graduates needing practical skills
people in the workforce looking to update skills or change direction
lifelong learners interested in studying with industry experts in the heart of Silicon Valley
K-12 students and educators by providing access to high quality curriculum and assessments that are aligned to rigorous standards
Involves providing a variety of IT services. Assignments may include database administration, application programming, IT project management, systems administration, systems and process analysis, security, solution development and maintenance, business technical support or a combination of these and / or other IT functions.
Oversees the cloud-based infrastructure for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Serves as primary analyst for designated web and enterprise-scale applications which may include load balancing, single sign-on, web, and database components. Includes responsibility for application deployment, maintenance, security, and incident-response. Ensures that systems are highly available, secure, and have appropriate capacity. Having significant experience, applies advanced data / information management concepts and consortium objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analyses of situations, information or data require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects methods and techniques to obtain desired results.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $98,000 - $140,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Independently manages systems and services for a large facility comprising multiple, highly integrated systems and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of new compute solutions Architects program to comprehensively address security issues; Continually and proactively scans portfolio for security vulnerabilities; designs and implements solutions for eliminating known security vulnerabilities; Architects systems for high availability; Continually and proactively monitors all systems for availability and performance; Coordinates regular and comprehensive load tests; Works with developers to architect and implement auto-scaling systems.
25% - Enterprise Architecture
Designs, develops, modifies, debugs, deploys and evaluates highly complex software and scripts. Initiates, analyzes, designs and applies highly complex data sources. Plans and directs key activities in release management process. Oversees process and develops standards for migration of software from test to production.
25% - Technical Leadership
Initiates, designs or modifies highly complex systems, processes and procedures where standardized policies or procedures may not exist. Creates highly technical specifications for systems with broad impact within a large organization. Performs highly complex analysis of unit and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system and process requirement specifications. Researches, recommends and designs large and complex organization-wide adoptions, deployments and technology transitions.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
In-depth knowledge of various areas of IT, including Unix, Windows, Networking, Security, AWS, SSO/SAML, Databases, SMTP/SPF/DMARC/DKIM, DNS.
Familiarity with cloud architecture including AWS, Ansible, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, Microservices, XML/JSON/YAML, RabbitMQ, git, NextCloud, Tomcat, Nagios, Node.js.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution. Knowledge necessary to design, set up, operate and correct malfunctions involving technology systems.
Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software.
Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions. Experience in data integration and the specification of data services.
Technical skill to develop, implement and test disaster recovery functions using cloud architecture and backup technologies.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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