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Systems Engineer II

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Systems Engineer II
Position Status Administrative Exempt Positions
Basic Function

The System Engineer is responsible for maintaining the overall design, support and monitoring services of WPI’s Linux based systems. Coordinate with fellow Systems Engineers and ITS staff to develop standards and procedures to ensure repeatable processes that enable highly available systems.

Posting Date 09/08/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

• Perform server management duties including installation and configuration of servers, maintenance of user accounts, backup procedures, and system security.
• Responsible for the design, implementation, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation of single sign-on utilizing SAML2, CAS and Shibboleth.
• Responsible for the administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation of NAS storage systems.
• Responsible for day to day operations of backup and archival operations.
• Provide level 2 Linux support for WPI community.
• Operate and maintain beta and test environments for the assigned systems.
• Provide support, maintenance and performance monitoring of the assigned systems infrastructure.
• Author and maintain documentation and contact lists of assigned systems and the interactions and dependencies between systems.
• Participate in change management processes, work with ITS staff to identify and manage risks, gaps, and competing priorities involving the systems managed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


• BS in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in order to provide the necessary understanding and management along with 4-6 years’ experience in similar or related work.
• A thorough knowledge configuration management and/or desired state enforcement.
• A thorough knowledge of Linux RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS.
• A thorough knowledge of Satellite and patch management.
• Experience with Puppet, Ansible, Salt and Chef preferred.
• The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all users.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents