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ASIAA Hawaii Operations/RCUH

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA), Hawai‘i Operations office, located in Hilo, 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: Manages the computing and the network need for the telescope projects operated by the ASIAA Hawai‘i Operations project. The current projects are the Submillimeter Array (SMA) and the Y.T. Lee Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy (YTLA).  There may also be future projects to be sited in Hawai‘i. Advises the engineering and scientific staff in the array testing as necessary.  Communicates with Taipei staff for observational data transfer and documents operation process and progress.


EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline (Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline and at least two (2) years of related experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree).

EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of experience in computing and networking associated with astronomical telescopes in an academic environment, or an office/industrial environment. Must have demonstrated capability in managing and networking a complex computing system with different platforms, e.g., Window, Linux, UNIX, and Mac, etc.

ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Working knowledge of PC, and Mac, workstations, and knowledge of various operating systems, as well as TCP/IP network switching, routing, and connectivity. Familiar with the command line interface and computing application scripting languages such as CSH, Perl and Python. Able to set up and maintain blogging and data logging systems. Able to provide clear and concise self-expression both verbally as well as written. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within twelve (12) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination and maintain proof of high-altitude clearance throughout the duration of employment.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with database systems. Experience with setup and maintenance of web systems.

INQUIRIES: Susan O’Neal 961-2942 (Hawai‘i).

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) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE: February 23, 2018. 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawaii, with a focus on the University of Hawaii.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Big Island
Occupational fields: 
IT / Software Development
Fields of study: 
Computer science / IT
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
1 - 2 years
Required degree level: 
Bachelor's degree