System Analyst

System Analyst

  • 528386
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 81
  • UAF Nanook Technology Services

Are you ready to be part of an exciting transformation? Nanook Technology Services (NTS), the new identity of the UAF IT and User Services team under the visionary leadership of our CIO, is looking for two talented System Analysts to join our ranks. Join us in this updated IT structure, where NTS is committed to enabling UAF to address university needs and provide innovative campus-centered solutions. If you're eager to contribute to meaningful change and make a difference in higher education through technology, we invite you to become a valued member of the NTS team! We are hiring for two positions.

The System Analyst position at NTS within the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), presents an exciting opportunity for a tech-savvy individual who thrives on collaboration and problem-solving. As a System Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between technology and organizational objectives. Working closely with cross-functional teams, academic departments, and key stakeholders, you will be responsible for understanding their technology needs and aligning solutions with the overarching goals of UAF. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving innovation and efficiency across campus, enabling the university to address evolving needs and deliver cutting-edge solutions. If you are passionate about leveraging technology to make a meaningful impact in higher education and are eager to be part of a dynamic team driving positive change, this role is tailor-made for you. Join us at NTS and be at the forefront of transforming the technological landscape of UAF.

To thrive in this role, the successful applicant demonstrate the following: knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Automation Software - Chef, Puppet, or similar applications.
• CI/CD Pipelines: familiarity with Git, and automated testing tools such as Travis-CI,
Jenkins, or similar, as well as orchestration of deployments for continuous delivery.
• Programming Languages - familiarity with various programming language such as Ruby,
Python, Perl, Java, C/C++, and a strong grasp of at least one language.
• Web Development - Strong understanding of full-stack web development. Familiarity with
JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and various frameworks and libraries. (Django, RAILS, Flask,
Phoenix, NodeJS, etc.).
• Databases: Understanding of DB design and SQL. NoSQL DB experience a plus but not
• Cloud - track record with AWS preferred, but OpenStack, Google and Azure also of
• Experience with VMWare vSphere, vCenter Server, Horizon View, and ESXi.
• Several years’ experience with Windows Server platforms.
• Strong understanding of Active Directory.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge of computer networking.
• Ability to identify and resolve complex problems.
• Knowledge of security best practices and intrusion detection and prevention techniques.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Four years’ field experience in a complex enterprise level environment

 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.

Position Details:

This position is located on-site at the Troth Yeddha' Campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.  This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

Please include a resume and a one-page cover letter describing how your background and qualifications are a fit for this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lee Ann Amerson, Nanook Technology Services  HR Coordinator, at or (907) 474-6664.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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