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#119828 Ships IT Systems Analyst

Extended Deadline: Mon 3/27/2023

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Under supervision of the Ships IT Systems Lead, this position is responsible for managing cyberinfrastructure on the ships in the Scripps oceanographic research fleet. The Ships IT Systems Analyst also provides architecture design input and makes implementation decisions that promote a shared cyberinfrastructure blueprint across the entire fleet. While the position is primarily responsible for one ship, the incumbent also assists when needed on the other ships to ensure operational goals are met.

In collaboration with Scripps IT and SOMTS staff, the Ships IT Systems Analyst follows defined procedures to analyze and resolve complex IT issues on the ship in a number of technical areas:

  • Installation and administration of VMware, Windows, and Linux servers;
  • Management of storage, web, collaboration, and printing services;
  • Integration of user accounts and provisioning of virtual desktop environments;
  • Installation and configuration of network and firewall devices;
  • Monitoring of cybersecurity alerts and audit logs;
  • Maintenance of required compliance records for ship inspections by federal agencies;
  • Tier 2 IT/OT endpoint support to assist Shipboard Technical Support and the Electro-Technical Officer.

The Ships IT System Analyst typically works from shore but needs to travel to the ship several times each year to install, troubleshoot and maintain critical cyber infrastructure equipment. The total travel time each year will vary from one to three months depending on shipyard, inspection, and maintenance schedules.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related scientific field and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Broad knowledge of various areas of IT. Knowledge of hypervisor clustering platforms such as VMware vSphere to run virtual Windows and Linux servers in support of a diverse user base.

  • Demonstrated ability to install software and troubleshoot and repair moderately complex problems with computing devices, peripherals, and software. Understanding of and experience troubleshooting client, server, and peripherals-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Experience in incident response and digital forensics, including data collection, examination, and analysis. Demonstrated ability to install, troubleshoot and administer Windows, macOS, and Linux computers. Demonstrated ability to install, configure and manage typical services such as SMB, NFS, HTTP, SSH, RDP, SNMP, and LPD.

  • Advanced skills associated with programming design, modification, and implementation. Basic knowledge of secure software development. Demonstrated ability to create software specifications. Demonstrated ability to write automation scripts using general-purpose scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Powershell, or Linux shell scripts. Familiarity with source code revision tools such as Git.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, and best practices and policies, including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Demonstrated skill at administering moderately complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software, and networks. Knowledge of common intrusion detection and prevention tools at the network and host layers. Familiarity with GPOs, Intune, or other MDM platforms to configure and monitor security settings.

  • Thorough knowledge of IP-based networking (TCP, UDP, ICMP). Knowledge of switch, router and firewall management using CIDR and VLAN configurations. Familiarity with VPN tunneling at the host and network levels. Knowledge of network troubleshooting tools such as ping and traceroute and network activity monitoring tools such as Intermapper and Wireshark.

  • Demonstrated experience with database administration. Working knowledge of database management systems and standards. Knowledge relating to database system design. Advanced database querying and modeling skills working with moderately complex databases. Familiarity with high-volume data logging, aggregation, and reporting tools such as Splunk.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. passport.
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • Must be willing and able to travel globally without restrictions.
  • Must be willing and able to spend up to two months at sea annually.
  • Some evenings and weekends required based on ship’s activity.

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Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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