• RCS Web Programmer / Administrator

    Posted: 10/04/2021

    JOB NO:517900
    CLASSIFICATION: Information Systems Professional 3A
    LOCATION: Fairbanks

    Position Summary:

    Research Computing Systems (RCS) in the UAF Geophysical Institute (GI), is looking for a Web Programmer / Administrator, to join our team of research cyberinfrastructure analysts and engineers. Founded in 1948, the GI is a world-renowned center for the study of geophysics from the sun to the center of the Earth. RCS is a dynamic team of IT professionals developing and maintaining a core set of cyberinfrastructure services for a wide variety of UA research projects, as well as specific systems for researchers. RCS team members work together and independently to ensure UAF researchers have high performing and adaptable network, storage, compute, web, and hosted systems services they can depend on to conduct their research. The successful candidate will work with RCS team members to support a vibrant research community by developing and maintaining Drupal, WordPress, and hardcoded websites for many different projects and implementing CKAN, Nextcloud, and other web applications for faculty and student use. Some projects integrate CMSs and web applications using RCS’s core services. Besides helping maintain and develop the main GI website, this position will manage individual web development projects and communicate directly with researchers and their students. This recruitment is for either an Information Systems Professional 3a or 4a depending on the chosen applicant’s experience. RCS has a very flexible office environment and collaborates with multiple groups throughout the GI and within UA’s Office of Information Technology.

    Salary Information:

    This position is a full-time, term-funded, non-exempt Grade 80, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.


    -General working knowledge of data processing functions, computer system operations, and information technologies (including hardware and software).
    -Able to operate personal computers and related equipment.
    -Strong organization and communication skills.
    -Ability to write clearly and accurately, spell and punctuate properly.
    -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully in a team.
    -Able to provide training support and customer service.
    -Problem-solving skills for data processing functions and computer system operations.
    -Ability to script/program in Python, PHP, Perl, C/C++, bash, etcetera.
    -Advanced knowledge of Drupal, WordPress and/or other content management systems.
    -Advanced knowledge of Django, Ruby on Rails, ReactJS, and/or other web frameworks.
    -Advanced knowledge of Google Sites.
    -Knowledge of the Git versioning system and ability to work within GitHub.
    -Ability to perform basic layout and publishing tasks using Adobe products.
    -Knowledge of data analysis, database administration, security, and/or systems administration.
    -Ability to analyze and resolve significant problems involving multiple components or conflicting issues.
    -Ability to identify new services and opportunities for process improvement.

    Required Education & Experience:

    -Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (i.e. Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related fields) and 3 years experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    - At least 3 years of website development, including planning and architecture, and providing customer service in a technology-based department.

    -At least 2 years’ experience with Drupal, Word Press, Django, ReactJS, JavaScript, MySQL, Python, PHP, C, and/or other relevant CMSes, frameworks, utilities, services, and scripting/programming languages.

    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.

    Application Process:

    Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position. To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references and a portfolio with your application.

    A portfolio document containing:

    1. One or more URLs for publicly accessible websites you’ve created, worked on, or are maintaining;

    2. One or more URLs for publicly accessible code examples, such as github repositories, for work products such as a web site, web application, visualization, or mobile application;

    3. Descriptions of the referenced materials with clear explanations of their provenance.

    To be considered for this position, please submit by 11/01/2021, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The initial review will begin on 11/02/2021. This posting will be closed once the position is filled.

    If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498.

    Submit your application online at: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/517900/rcs-web-programmer-administrator

    Term Position:

    This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    Affirmative Action Statement:

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

    Contact Information:

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.