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University of Wisconsin Madison IT SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND ADMINISTRATION in Madison, Wisconsin



Apply nowJob no:221611-AS

Work type:Staff-Full Time



Categories:Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Other

Position Summary:

The Department of Statistics is looking for a person with IT experience to help our community of students, staff and faculty be more effective and productive. We teach statistical data science concepts and methods to much of the campus, and we are constantly developing new ways to create data-rich stories around research projects. Our goal is to empower members of the department to critically think about problems without getting overwhelmed by rapidly changing technology. We need an IT person to serve as lead worker, who can help keep our department IT current and resources serviceable in coordination with other campus IT units, and communicate how to accomplish simple to complicated computing tasks to a wide variety of people.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, statistics, data science or another STEM field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:


  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written, for both IT and non-IT audiences.

  • Two years Linux system administration experience.

  • Two years with scripting and configuration management tools such as bash, python, and Puppet.

  • Knowledge of enterprise IT services, delivery and support.


  • Experience addressing issues with a variety of technical software and operating systems.

  • Experience with statistical software languages such as R, Python, Julia.

  • Experience in academic setting, ideally with customer service for research computing.

  • Experience in high performance computing and/or other distributed computing frameworks.

  • Knowledge of job schedulers such as SLURM, HTCondor, and SGE.

  • Experience as a lead worker or supervisor.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum$45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Derek Bean, or 608-263-3615.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Derek Bean


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open:Mar 26 2020Central Daylight Time

Applications Close:Apr 23 2020 11:55 PMCentral Daylight Time