Chandra X-Ray Observatory

CXC Employment Opportunities

Vacancies for Technical Staff

17-33 Administrative Specialist

This is the position of Administrative Specialist for the High Energy Astrophysics Division. The incumbent provides administrative support to the Division Administrator in support of the scientific staff and acts as the main point of contact for the administrative staff of the Division as a subject matter expert in areas of travel policy.

17-39 Administrative Specialist

This is the position of Administrative Specialist in the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory. The incumbent will manage and administer all financial aspects of Division grant-funded research programs, including preparing financial proposals, monitoring funding and expenditures, and guiding financial decisions. The incumbent is responsible for developing, maintaining and using a comprehensive set of financial systems pertaining to grants within the Division, including accounting and budgeting, management analysis and procurement. In scope, the incumbent's responsibilities include a portfolio of over 40 grants representing roughly 5 million dollars. The incumbent also provides administrative support to SWEAP and other HEAD Projects.

17-50 IT Specialist (Systems Administration)

This is an opening for a network admin in the operations division of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Science Center to work on the Chandra operations network. The network supports Chandra real-time operations and satellite communication as well as monitors and protects the systems in a 24/7 environment. The successful candidate will provide network administration for a switched network supporting a mix of Windows and Linux computers, including the development and installation of systems and tools to improve network performance and enhance the network environment. Major areas of responsibility are (1) general network administration supporting Cisco switches and routers, firewalls, VPN and wireless; (2) Network system monitoring and alerting; (3) user support; (4) studies to determine and implement future needs, both long and short term; and (5) network security. Knowledge required for the position includes Cisco switching and routing, VPN services, SolarWinds, nginx, scripting languages Perl/Python, and experience working with relational database servers, web and linux application servers.

Vacancies for Scientists

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Last modified: 08/17/17

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