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Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the CIS department. The department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as other engineering and science departments. The department has a faculty of nineteen, more than 100 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate students and offers BS, MS, MSE, and PhD degrees. Computing facilities include a large network of servers, workstations and PCs with more than 300 machines and a Beowulf cluster with 100+ processors. The department building has a wireless network and state-of-the-art media-equipped classrooms. The department hosts several laboratories for embedded systems, software analysis, robotics, computational engineering and science, and data-mining.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


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Faculty Positions - Tenure Track - Department of Computing and Information Sciences, Kansas State University

August 14, 2015

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Faculty Positions
Department of Computing and Information Sciences

The department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) at Kansas State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in cybersecurity at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), beginning in Fall 2016. While the focus is on systems-oriented security, significant intersection with one or more of the following fields is a plus: cyber-physical systems, language-based security, system and critical infrastructure verification, mobile and ubiquitous computing, bio-security and human-computer interaction. Outstanding candidates will be considered for several open endowed positions. Women and members of under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research. A doctorate degree in computer science or related disciplines is required; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the department of Computing and Information Sciences. The CIS department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as physics, psychology, anthropology, and other engineering and science departments. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, has a faculty of 20, and over 90 graduate and 450 undergraduate students. The department is currently transitioning to a new state-of-the-art facility in the College of Engineering complex (http://www.engg.ksu.edu/phaseiv/) that offers modern facilities supporting research, teaching, high-performance networking, and supercomputing. The department has classrooms dedicated to multimedia and collaborative study, and several laboratories for cyber-security, high-assurance systems, software analysis, embedded systems, adaptive systems, computational engineering and science, and data mining. The College of Engineering is undergoing rapid expansion and will be hiring 35 additional faculty over the next five years. Kansas State is also home to the Biosecurity Research Institute and is the site of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Details of the CIS Department can be found at the URL http://www.cis.ksu.edu/.

Please send applications to Scott DeLoach, Recruitment Chair, Department of Computing and Information Sciences, 234 Nichols Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (email: recruiting@cis.ksu.edu). Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, copies of or links to representative publications, and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Instructor - Department of Computing and Information Sciences, Kansas State University

August 19, 2015

Instructor Position
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
Kansas State University

The Department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) at Kansas State University is seeking applications for a permanent full-time Instructor position within the department beginning Fall 2016. The person in this position will be required to teach courses in computer science and information systems, which may include computer programming, data structures, software engineering and/or project management. Duties will also include participation in student engagement activities such as advising, KSU Open House, and student team competitions. The position requires a Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field. Relevant industrial experience, teaching experience, or a PhD degree is preferred.

Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the department of Computing and Information Sciences. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, has a faculty of 20, and over 90 graduate and 450 undergraduate students. The department is currently transitioning to a new state-of-the-art facility in the College of Engineering complex (http://www.engg.ksu.edu/phaseiv/) that offers modern facilities supporting research, teaching, high-performance networking, and supercomputing. The department has classrooms dedicated to multimedia and collaborative study.

Please send applications to Scott DeLoach, Recruitment Chair, Department of Computing and Information Sciences, 234 Nichols Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (email: recruiting@cis.ksu.edu). Please apply by sending (1) a letter of application, (2) resume, (3) teaching interests, and (4) contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence December 1st, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

IT Consultant-2 Positions - Information Technology Assistance Center-Kansas State University

June 30, 2015

Job Summary:

This position works as a part of a team that provides support for more than 1900 workstations and a variety of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) in administrative department and academic departments across two of the university's campuses as well as the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas State Research and Extension which include county offices across the state of Kansas. The network environment includes the following platform components: Windows 7/Windows 8, Windows Active Directory and Apple Mac OS X.

Qualifications:

Mandatory:
• Bachelors Degree, or three years of related coursework or employment experience in information technology
• Three years’ experience in a desktop support, help desk, and/or technical support environment
• Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the configuration and administration of desktop operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OSX workstations) for users in a multi-user LAN environment
• Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of Windows applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and file manager software on Intel-based desktop computers in a multi-user distributed network-computing environment involving one or more LAN servers
• Extensive knowledge and experience with workstation hardware (installation, configuration, troubleshooting, repair and understand the relationship between the hardware and the operating system)
• Experience working in a fast-paced work environment, assisting staff with varied technical and business systems needs
• Analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot system problems
• Manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paces, highly technical environment
• Effective written and verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical IT issues to a non-technical public
• Demonstrated strong customer service skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Must be able to exercise individual judgment on solutions to problems, technology recommendations and service assistance

Preferred:
• BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, plus one year of experience in electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications. Five years of experience can be substituted for this qualification
• Hands-on training and/or experience in supporting user access to Windows Active Directory environment.
• Extensive knowledge and use of more complex Window-based applications, such as databases in a multi-user environment
• Experience with desktop management, such as Microsoft System Center Configuartion Manager
• Experience working in a higher education environment
• MCSE certification
• Broad experience with mobile devices and the support of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.)

Responsibilities:

Technical - Software & Operating Systems:
• Install, configure, and maintain software applications and operating systems
• Troubleshoot software configuration and usage problems
• Assist end users with questions and problems
• Train end users on proper use of software
• Make recommendations to customer departments and users for applications to fulfill business functional requirements. (Due to the diverse functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, a highly complex group of software applications must be supported)
• Design installation procedures for the deployment of software applications for end users
• Install server-based applications to be used in a typical client/server relationship.
• Comply with state, university, and departmental policies regarding installation and use of software applications
• Comply with vendor license requirements for software applications and operating systems
• Provide support for mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) and their integration with university systems such as email, calendaring and contact sync
Technical - Hardware:
• Install, configure, and maintain computer and peripheral hardware to include hardware repairs, upgrades and printer repairs
• Adhere to state, university, and departmental policies regarding hardware maintenance and use
• Make recommendations to customer departments and users for hardware based on analysis of functional requirements and compatibility with existing hardware and software
• Provide hardware repair for printers across campus

Work Request Coordination:
• Coordinate and assign work requests to the student technicians
• Determine priority for work requests and schedule appropriately within existing work conditions and quality of service parameters
• Document solutions to reported problems for future reference by the PC/Network Technicians
• Train PC technicians on current hardware/operating systems/software applications for installation, configuration, and troubleshooting procedures
• Devise improvements in the PC support operation, including improvements in technical procedures, technical training, collecting and organizing technical information, improvements in the use of incident management technology, etc.
• Work directly with customers to maintain a high level of service and address their
needs, as well as keep customers informed of developments and issues pertaining to their incident or request

Distributed Application Deployment:
• Deploy distributed applications to the university staff
• Provide technical support for the client workstations by either collaborating with local technical support or by providing necessary support to complete the delivery and operation of the distributed applications

Research and Development:
• Research new technologies
• Produce reports for management analyzing the feasibility of new products
• Make recommendations for future hardware, software applications, and operating systems by analyzing the functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, while considering compatibility with existing hardware and software configurations

Benefits:
This position is a regular, 12-month, full time, benefits eligible position and reports to the iTAC Client Services Manager. The salary range is $40,000 - $45,000 and includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid leave, retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Refer to the benefits summary (http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html) for additional information.

How to Apply:

Screening begins July 13, 2015. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following information to the individual listed below: cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position, resume, and the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and relationship of three professional references.

Contact Information:
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu.
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.

Network Systems Analyst - Network & Telecommunications Services-Kansas State University

July 16, 2015

JOB SUMMARY:

To assist the networking team in the areas of design, modification, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation of a large enterprise network. This position will include both design and management responsibilities for Cisco routers, switches, and wireless infrastructure, and will work collaboratively with IT units and the campus community to provide a stable, robust, and secure network environment at K-State.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Mandatory:
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree plus three years’ experience in designing and managing large, enterprise-scale networks
• Demonstrated knowledge of the OSI model network fundamentals; specifically, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing
• Demonstrated knowledge of network protocols; e.g. TCP/UDP, ICMP, SNMP, ARP, and routing protocols
• Demonstrated proficiency in the configuration and troubleshooting of enterprise-level switches, routers, and wireless controllers
• Strong analytical skills
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours

Preferred:
• Experience in design, implementation, and management of a large enterprise Cisco-based network, with specific experience on Nexus 7000 and 5000 platforms, and Catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750, and 2960 platforms
• Current network certifications, such as CCENT, CCNA, CCNP
• Experience in network support of data center converged infrastructure technologies, such as VMWare, Cisco UCS, 1000V virtual switching, and storage.
• A minimum of two years’ experience in the design and maintenance of 802.11 wireless networks, utilizing Cisco or Aruba controllers
• Demonstrated ability managing network support services, such as DHCP, TACACS, syslog, and Network Access Control
• Demonstrated proficiency managing and utilizing network monitoring and troubleshooting tools, such as Nagios, Cacti, SolarWinds, QRadar, Wireshark, and log analyzers
• Experience with IPV6 conversions
• Experience with project and change management practices

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage Network Infrastructure and Related Systems
• Participate in the planning, design, modification, maintenance, and documentation of a large enterprise network, including core and datacenter technologies, wired and wireless edge infrastructure, and other critical network services
• Support the enterprise network at Kansas State using best practices to maintain a production environment 24 hours/day, 7 days a week
• Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco switches and routers, and Aruba wireless infrastructure in routed LAN/WAN environments
• Troubleshoot existing infrastructure as needed, and take corrective actions to eliminate problems as they occur
• Provide documentation so other IT staff can assist with maintenance/support

Participate in Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting
• Employ monitoring tools to identify network issues, monitor network utilization, and make recommendations for future growth to eliminate potential bottlenecks before they occur
• Assist the Network team in traffic optimization, including QoS, multicast, video-streaming and other technologies

Conduct Research and Analysis
• Evaluate and recommend new and evolving network technologies, and make recommendations when applicable to support the university’s mission
• Work with end-users to evaluate new technologies that require network support

Assist with Security Issues
• Assist with securing campus IT resources and responding to security incidents
• Work with the IT Security Office to implement security policy and respond to security incidents

BENEFITS:
This position is a regular, 12-month, full time, benefits eligible position and reports to the Network Manager. The salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 and includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid leave, retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Refer to the benefits summary (http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html) for additional information.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its
employees. Background check required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Screening begins August 3, 2015. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following information to itsemployment@k-state.edu: cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.

Research Assistant (Graduate/Undergraduate) - CIS - Multiagent and Cooperative Reasoning (MACR) Lab

August 10, 2015

Research Assistant

The Multiagent and Cooperative Reasoning (MACR) Lab is hiring undergraduate/graduate research assistant(s) for the “Understanding and quantifying the impact of moving target defenses on computer networks”, a 5 year, $1M project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

The goal of this research is to understand and quantify the potential and limitations of moving target (MTD) systems to protect computer networks. To achieve this goal, we are developing a fully functional prototype MTD system that automatically adapts various aspects of the network's logical and physical configuration. The prototype is targeted at cloud infrastructures. Currently we are leveraging our private OpenStack enterprise-level deployment.

As part of the research, we will use our prototype in a series of experiments designed to answer key research questions such as how an MTD system's effect can be measured, what are the key parameters of an MTD system, whether an MTD system can feasibly adapt multiple configuration aspects to thwart specific threats, and whether an adaptation triggered by attack/risk indicators can be more effective than an MTD with randomly selected adaptations.

Research assistants will develop and maintain the prototype MTD system and help carry out experiments with the system. Research assistants will be expected to work 20 hours a week with a highly competitive salary.

Highly Preferred Qualifications:
• Ruby on Rails

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience with configuration management tools (e.g., Puppet)
• Cloud Infrastructures (e.g., OpenStack)

Send a cover letter clearly describing your relevant experience, resume, and computer science related course history (including grades) to Dr. Scott DeLoach at sdeloach@ksu.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting August 17, 2015 and will continue until the position(s) is filled.

Software Developer - XTEC (Lenexa)

July 20, 2015

XTEC is looking for one or more candidates to join a small team of developers building cloud-based web / mobile applications for use by internal and external customers. Candidates chosen to join our team will be involved in all aspects of application development. From front-end UI design to back-end database development and integration with frameworks for security, testing, reporting, etc., our team members get involved in ever aspect of the software development cycle. In short, we are offering an opportunity to gain a huge amount of experience and get an amazing amount of responsibility in an astonishingly short amount of time.

If we still have your interest, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in programming and be self-motivated and a fast learner. If you have experience in Java development and frameworks like GWT, Spring, Hibernate, GXT, and / or Vaadin, and experience with SQL and databases such as MySQL or Postgres on the back-end so much the better. And extra credit if you have a familiarity with AWS. If you don't have experience with any of these specific technologies, just show us what you know. Intelligence, motivation, and the ability to roll up your sleeves go a long way towards success.

Our offices are located in Lenexa, Kansas near the heart of the Kansas City metro area. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and 401K; but more importantly, we're offering the right candidate(s) a great opportunity. Become a member of our team and join a challenging, fast-paced work environment with a great family atmosphere. To submit your resume, please email Julie Drake at julie.drake@xteconline.com, and let's get the ball rolling!

June 15, 2015

Xpanxion currently has several positions available in Manhattan, KS including:
.NET Developer
Java Developer
Senior Java Developer Lead
Software Development Engineer in Test.

You can see the full listings, descriptions, and apply online here: http://xpanxion.theresumator.com/apply

Student Developer - Office of Mediated Education

July 31, 2015

The Office of Mediated Education is hiring part-time student developers. Students will work with a team developing JAVA web applications, participating in the complete life cycle, from initial requirements, design, and development to maintenance and customer support. Exact duties and responsibilities of the position will vary based on the successful applicant's skills and aptitude.

Hours and Location: You set your schedule but working hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday at the K-State Foundation Center on Anderson Ave. Starting wages are $9.00/hr, but could be greater based on experience.

Required Qualifications:
Current Undergraduate in Technology-related field (MIS, CIS, etc.) Students must have problem solving skills and development experience or course work in programming. Candidates must be motivated, capable of learning new skills quickly, self-directed, able to work at least 15 hours a week and willing to devote at least a year to the position, including summers.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with Java application development.
Experience with Ajax, JavaScript, and standards-based web design.
Applicants with one or more years employment potential.
Ability to work 30 hours per week over the summer if not taking classes.

Please contact the office of Mediated Education to apply for this position
http://ome.ksu.edu/
Phone: 785-532-5698

Technical Recruiter - LRS Consulting

July 22, 2015

Compensation: 40-47k

Application Developer
LRS Consulting Services is looking for an entry level .NET Applications Developer for a contract to hire position in Topeka, KS.

The Application Developer will:
• Analyze user needs and software/system requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
• Design, develop, and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
• Determine system performance standards.
• Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
• Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve performance.
• Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
• Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions to facilitate maintenance.
• Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
• Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or 1 year of professional object oriented software development experience
• Candidate must have authorization to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship

To apply, please submit your resume to Job.Criger@lrs.com. Visit us online at www.LRS.com.

October 6, 2014

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares postdocs and PhDs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier summer and fall sessions, we will be holding a winter postdoc fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC) and online section of the fellowship.

Dates: Both sections will be from 01/05/15 to 02/13/15

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a PhD program or who has already obtained a PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from internaitonal students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else (including non-PhDs) is enouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our websiteblogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

 

Website Coordinator, K-State Global Campus - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

June 12, 2015

Kansas State University seeks applicants with work experience in developing and maintaining websites and knowledge of the web as a marketing tool. Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience is required. Excellent administrative, collaborative and communication skills are essential.

Position description and application procedures posted at http://global.k-state.edu/about/employment/.

Call 785-532-5644 or email doadmin@k-state.edu for more information. Screening begins July 1, 2015.

ITS Employment Opportunities

Information Technology Services at Kansas State University also has student and full-time positions available periodically. You can check out their employment opportunities here at: http://www.k-state.edu/its/employment/