The Desert Research Institute’s (DRI’s) Division of Hydrologic Sciences is seeking an innovative individual interested in joining a small interdisciplinary team dedicated to the ongoing development and maintenance of a real-time environmental data monitoring system. This team is responsible for developing monitoring solutions for multiple clients, sensor deployment, telemetry, data streaming and storage, and delivering easy to use web-based visualization of real-time and historical data. The primary duties of this position will be to provide software operations and related systems administration support, and will require the development of a good working relationship with colleagues within DRI’s IT Department. This includes developing real-time metrics for use by both technical teammates and non-technical clients; installing, maintaining, and improving the performance of various software subsystems currently in use; assessing the viability of emerging alternatives; and contributing to the planning and implementation of future system architectural changes. Secondary duties will be determined based on pertinent strengths, capabilities, and interests that the candidate brings to the team. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to assist other DRI Faculty who conduct a broad range of environmental research projects. The preferred location for this position is in Reno, NV, but a candidate with a proven track record of working independently can be located in Las Vegas, NV. All career levels are encouraged to apply for this position. Required Qualifications * US citizenship * Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, physics, environmental science or related field from an accredited institution; * A minimum of three years administering Linux-based systems; * Demonstrated experience in maintaining and optimizing a diverse range of commercial and open source software packages, such as databases, messaging/stream processing, automation, and on-premesis communications; * Experience developing, interpreting, and maintaining real-time metrics that observe the performance of both hardware and software processes utilizing platforms such as Telegraf or Nagios. Preferred Qualifications Greater consideration will be given to those who possess the following skills and attributes: * Strong understanding of data security practices; * Experience with one or more of the following: MySQL, InfluxDB, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Telegraf, Grafana, Ansible, Spacewalk; * Ability to assist in backend software development using Go, PHP, or Python languages; * Experience in systems lifecycle management; * Experience utilizing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs); Conditions Of Employment Due to project duties and access of this position to restricted sponsor data, ALL applicants MUST be citizens of the United States. This position requires successful completion of an appropriate background verification process that may include criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification, and employment history. Salary/Benefits Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. DRI offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 15.25% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, a beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, tuition reduction at NSHE institutions for employee, spouse and dependents, and the option to participate in a flexible spending account or health savings account. Additionally, there is no state income tax and no social security deduction. This position is eligible for relocation assistance. Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply online at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/DRI-External/job/DRI---Reno-NV/Software-and-Systems-Administration-Specialist--Staff-Assistant-Research-Scientist_R0120157 Qualified individuals who meet all qualifications and requirements are encouraged to apply immediately and provide all required attachments to receive full consideration. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made. For more detailed information about DRI and DRI faculty, research projects, and publications, please visit us at www.dri.edu. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7332.