University at Albany — Research Technology Analyst

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University at Albany seeks applicants for a Research Technology Analyst position. The incumbent in this role is responsible for delivering analytical and computational IT solutions to the academic and research community along with supporting the research IT lifecycle to provide sophisticated computational resources. She/He/They works with researchers across disciplines to facilitate research productivity and compliance in a complex, R1 university environment.

Reporting to the Research Technology Manager, the successful candidate works closely with the University’s research community to coordinate and implement technologies to fully support the research technical environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Foster and maintain communication with researchers of the University regarding service planning and delivery
  • Coordinate research administration systems/applications development and account management
  • Maintain and support research application hosting
  • Implement and maintain managed scientific computing environments
  • Maintain the security posture for assigned systems and applications in accordance with industry best practices, ITS Information Security Officer and Identity & Access Management policies and procedures
  • Provide subject matter expertise for developing advanced data analytics/statistics, visualization and computational technologies for a range of applications in both academic and research settings
  • Strengthen algorithms and software development to create computing approaches for large data sets
  • Provide and support the development of the technical skill set of data and research scientists
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of research systems standards
  • Organize and modify research storage requirements
  • Provide research Linux support
  • Support source control via Gitlab
  • Coordinate specialized desktop support for research lab workstations
  • Actively participate, as needed, in ITS and campus projects
  • Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligation and expectation

This is an on-site position. This position is not eligible for remote work.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or University accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • A minimum two years of experience in a research-related role
  • Experience in statistical/mathematical programming (MATLAB, R, SAS, Stata, Scala, Python + Pandas)
  • Experience in statistics, mathematical modeling, probability and data visualization
  • Experience with basic web-delivered data visualization applications (Java, JavaScript, Shiny, Bokeh, Folium)
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of data management, preservation, and reproducibility
  • Familiarity with textual information as structured data, e.g., XML
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree from a college or University accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Quantitative Social Sciences, or related field
  • Knowledge of both relational and non-relational databases and Hadoop-based frameworks
  • Demonstrated understanding of statistical hypothesis testing and experimental design, data visualization techniques and tools (i.e., Matplotlib, Bokeh, etc.), and manipulation of large data sets
  • Academic or professional experience using quantitative methodologies
  • Experience developing customer data management skills for application in various disciplines
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary sources of national and global data
  • Knowledge of geospatial data and technologies
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in facilitating user-based software applications that enable research or instructional activities (e.g., statistical software such as R, Python or commercial software products, and associated data visualization technologies such as GGPlot, GoogleVis, Shiny, Plotly, D3)

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL-4

Special Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Three professional references with contact information

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).