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R&D Systems Developer Job - Linux, HA, Embedded, Security, Admin and Applications

Apache Point is seeking a Systems Developer to join their team.
The systems developer's role is to design, build, and support systems
for day time engineering and night time astronomical observing at
Apache Point Observatory. Sloan Digital Sky Survey, SDSS, announced
SDSS-V starting in 2020. This position will be responsible for APO's
computer system and network infrastructure to support SDSS-V.

Apache Point Observatory is a remote site, near Sunspot, NM, in the
Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico. The forest provides
a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The job is a good
fit for someone who is looking for a unique and nice work setting and
a technically challenging job with a lot of possibilities and a chance
to track technology and develop and implement new solutions.


Design, implement/install, maintain, administer and future-proof
APO's computing and networking software and hardware resources,
24/7 high availability systems with real-time security and analysis.
Work with others to address problems, implement new instrumentation,
systems, and applications. Support for the local users and off site

Needed Skills

Hands-on system administration, virtual computer systems, high
availability, network management, network and system security,
Linux - preferably RedHat, Clusters and KVM, C, Python, Mac OS,
technical writing, and HTML.

Other Relevant Skills

Software development, embedded software, VxWorks, RTEMS, FreePBX,
Vyatta and VyOS, software modeling language - UML, HTML5, CSS,
java script frameworks and node.js applications, Bro network analysis,
Splunk, Suricata, security analysis, and Unix application security
for web, mail, and repository servers.


Must be able to work at 9500 ft MSL, provide critical support during off-hours,
holidays and weekends. Work schedule on site is generally M-F 8-4:30. The
observatory web site is http://www.apo.nmsu.edu


Group medical, hospital, life, dental, and disability insurance.
State educational retirement, workers compensation, sick and annual
leave, and unemployment compensation.

If interested contact Mark Klaene, Site Operations Manager at mark/apo.nmsu.edu