Mar 16 2023
Job Description


CLOSING DATE:  March 16, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

INQUIRIES:  Pat Townsend 956-5243 (Oahu). 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Research Computer Facility (RCF), School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology (SOEST), located at the University of Hawai‘i (UH), Manoa campus Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

DUTIES:  This is an advanced professional, highly responsible position that oversees the configuration, installation, maintenance/upgrade and monitoring/security of a distributed network of computers/servers, peripherals and software used for education, administration and research. Maintains control over the computing and technological requirements of SOEST, which includes establishing priorities, goals and objectives to meet current and future needs.  Assists in the development, research, integration, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of networks and their components. Develops application programs as required. Plans, implements, reviews, advises and coordinates the analysis, evaluation, integration and installation of current technologies. Designs and implements network outage backup/recovery solutions. Creates programs in various languages including C, C++, HTML, CGI, Java and shell scripts to manage, maintain, test, and/or troubleshoot the network equipment. Oversees, maintains and upgrades two (2) SOEST-wide data centers. Provides assistance to all SOEST users with network accounts, home directories, email, printing, installation of software including security programs and other SOEST user’s network issues. Provides consulting services to faculty, staff, and graduate students on hardware/software configurations. Advises personal computer (PC) and Macintosh users of updates and critical information as they become available, including possible security issues and virus prevention. 



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.


Two to four (2-4) years of experience of progressively responsible professional experience, which includes computer program development, systems and network administration, technical support, and consulting.


Strong knowledge of  installations, maintenance, and operation procedures for UNIX and Windows systems. Thorough knowledge of computer network communication standards, Internet Protocol (IP)/Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/NFS protocol sets, DNS, NIS, AD and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services.


Proficient ability to plan, direct, and implement complex systems and analysis programs.


Ability to crawl through tight areas to string cable.  May need to open up computer machines to diagnose hardware problems.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  


Scientific application program development experience involving other programming languages (FORTRAN, C, C++, Python, R, PHP, and Java), real time data acquisition, image processing, numerical analysis, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Data Base Management Systems (DBMS), PC’s or supercomputers.  Study or work experience relating to any of SOEST academic disciplines (geology, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology, or ocean engineering).  Experience in setting up and managing multiple networks of heterogeneous UNIX computers using the IP protocol suite.  Working knowledge of Window Managers, Toolkits, and Widgets.  Seagoing experience.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-8376. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.