Seeking New hsquizbowl Sysadmin

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Seeking New hsquizbowl Sysadmin

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PACE is looking to hire a new sysadmin for hsquizbowl.org, as Alejandro Lopez-Lago has notified PACE that he will be stepping down in the near future.

The most important priority for the sysadmin is to keep the existing forums and database up and running, but someone willing to make improvements to the Tournament DB would be also helpful. Here is the current list of responsibilities:
  • Maintain the HSQB server stack, configuring server resources, and upgrading software as necessary.
  • Manage server-level access and create/deactivate accounts as necessary.
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages; engage with upstream providers (primarily Azure) as necessary.
  • Maintain backups and site capacity to withstand an outage.
  • Upgrades/customizations to phpBB forum software.
  • Web development responsibilities as agreed upon with software architect/PACE.
  • Familiarity with basic networking, DNS, and the LAMP stack is an essential skill set for the role.
  • Identify and block scrapers that pose a threat to hsquizbowl's performance and security
Due to back-end access to private forums, the sysadmin must no longer be playing at a non-institutional level, and ideally retired from quizbowl activity at any level.

The sysadmin position will receive a yearly stipend of $250.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email [email protected] by July 1 with a description of your experience, a resume, and a list of your goals for the position.
Sadie Britton, PACE Communications
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Re: Seeking New hsquizbowl Sysadmin

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the sysadmin must no longer be playing at a non-institutional level
Could this point be clarified? What does "non-institutional level" mean?
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Re: Seeking New hsquizbowl Sysadmin

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dni wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 2:00 pm
the sysadmin must no longer be playing at a non-institutional level
Could this point be clarified? What does "non-institutional level" mean?
For further clarification, we ideally would be looking for someone who is retired from playing Quizbowl, but would consider someone who plays an occasional open tournament. For question security purposes, we are not going to consider applicants who plan to continue playing at a high school or collegiate level. We used the umbrella term "institutional" to cover any secondary or tertiary institutions.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Ashish Kumbhardare
VP of Technology, PACE

Henderson (PA) '16 | Penn State '20 | Rowan '24
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