IT Senior Engineer

College Park
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Created: August 27, 2018


Category:             Exempt

Department:       User & Systems Support

Benefits:               22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holiday, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription


As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a progressive, career-minded IT Senior Engineer to join its Library Technology Services team. The IT Senior Engineer will collaborate to develop new practices for our technical team, building on our existing infrastructure that includes, Vmware, Ansible, and Jenkins. They will organize and promote high-quality releases of library applications from development to production. Other duties include: Use of modern automation Tools for system administration such as Chef, Ansible and AWS CloudFormation to manage and deploy to a vast army of virtual machines.  Design, deploy and maintain virtual infrastructure solutions based on VMware across multiple operating systems. Develop new features for library decision support software and collaborate in the process of security/privacy auditing. Participate in best practices such as integration testing, tracking QA processes and Jira, and coordinating UA testing.

The IT Senior Engineer operates with independence and professionalism in managing job responsibilities, work priorities, methodologies, and routines. The position requires a readiness to research IT developments and tools, to apply the findings of research to design and programming, and in general, to act as a change agent. A good sense of humor is valued in the successful candidate joining a team of energetic and creative contributors. Responsibilities include timely and responsive communication, fulfillment of deadlines, and a readiness to engage in the bidirectional sharing of knowledge and expertise with colleagues. The IT Senior Engineer participates in IT planning as well as the execution of planning priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Minimum of 7 years experience, which includes: 4 years as System Engineer and 3 years experience with automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef or an equivalent. Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and deploying Docker images is essential. Experience with Linux systems and a programming language like Python or Ruby is required. Hands-on SA experience in Linux, AWS, network security, system hardening, and system integration. Strong background with RHEL Linux, Windows and core products/components (patching, boot from SAN, multipathing, etc) is preferred.  Experience with Ansible, Chef or Puppet and open source CI tools is preferred.

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APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at .  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 23, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 15:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 15:30 UTC