Senior Systems Engineer

West Lafayette, Indiana
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Salary: $83,500
Created: May 18, 2022


Senior System Engineer

Job Summary:

The Senior Systems Engineer will be an integral part of Libraries IT’s system engineering team and will:

  • Develop, install, and maintain systems to support faculty, staff, and students, across the school and university.  
  • Work within a team environment to gather requirements, participate in design reviews, implement and/or integrate new functionality, secure systems, and assist with quality assurance.  
  • Create and maintain documentation to help train operational staff to provide support and provide some level of direct support to end users. 
  • Design, test, and implement departmental and enterprise level on-premises and hosted software and hardware solutions. 
  • Proactively identify and implement application upgrades and patches. 
  • Lead the team’s efforts by defining and coordinating the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures. 
  • Collaborate closely with project managers, functional leads, business analysts, IT technical staff, customers, and vendors. 
  • Utilize your expertise to review and architect current and innovative solutions. 
  • Proactively monitor application performance and ensure the security and accessibility of supported solutions. 
  • Contribute to the evaluation and assessment of potential solutions as well as provide technical support and coordination for implemented solutions. 
  • Maintain a broad understanding of the business area portfolio of applications
  • Provide support for critical systems after hours and on weekends as needed

What We're Looking For:

Must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer technology, computer science, computer engineering or related technical field 
  • Five (5) years of systems and server administration experience in Windows and Linux systems required
  • Equivalent combinations of related education and experience will be considered

Preferred experiences include the following:

  • Experience with hardware platforms, infrastructure systems and integration processes, experience working with vendor customer support on issue resolution, and experience with leading projects strongly preferred
  • Experience working at a university or higher education environment
  • Experience with IT security infrastructure, design, implementation, or integration of security technologies
  • Experience with server automation, using tools such as Ansible or Puppet
  • Experience in scripting using bash, python, and PowerShell


  • Ability to work early mornings and/or late evenings and weekends, when necessary and not often.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in executing collaborations and working closely with outside vendors/contractors
  • Ability to coordinate implementations with end-users and stakeholders from various areas 
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult and sometimes complex technical issues that lead to a stable working solution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision of daily tasks and projects and to coordinate work of others
  • Self-motivated with a fervent desire to learn new skills, tools, and techniques to integrate innovative technology
  • Knowledge of project management principles and security best practices
  • Willingness to learn new tools and techniques to integrate innovative technology

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue 
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.

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Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022 18:14 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2022 18:14 UTC