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System Administrator and Data Analyst

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Work type: Research Support Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Other, Skilled Craft/Trade, Academic Affairs, Program Management, Global Initiatives

Position Title
System Administrator and Data Analyst
The Opportunity

The Earth Observation Group (EOG) is accepting applications for a staff person to monitor and manage data processing pipeline and database server, as well as perform data analysis to support research and development. The applicant is expected be familiar with Linux and comfortable working with command line interface (CLI). The chosen candidate will be trained to learn about the processing system of EOG and proprietary software tools and become the authority of EOG’s data processing infrastructure. With full access to EOG’s database and archive, the chosen candidate will also participate in data analysis activities to support research and product development.

In this role, you will be challenged to think ahead and find system shortcomings, propose plans for improvement, and execute the plan. The role requires self-accountability to keep data flowing in near real-time.


  • Site Reliability and data management (70%)
    • Take the lead in managing the ingestion, processing, distribution, and archiving of satellite imagery and derived products.
    • Use programming skills to develop tools to support missions.
    • Assist website management and content creation (including web maps) for data distribution.
    • Create report of system status and data access.
  • Data analysis (30%)
    • Participate in data analysis activities by answering data processing requests.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • At least 2 Years’ Experience working in Linux environments.
  • Programming Skills
    (Required) Python, BASH
    (Optional) IDL, JavaScript, SQL, Matlab, Ruby
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite - especially Excel
  • Developing and maintaining web map to display data.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with web development
    • Bootstrap framework
    • Node.js
  • Familiar with server administration
  • Database management (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Web server management (Apache web server)
  • Cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Familiar with GIS and remote sensing applications
    • ArcGIS, QGIS, ENVI
    • Web mapping tools (Leaflet, Google Map API, Mapbox, etc.)
    • Google Earth Engine
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$56,436 - $63,680

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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