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Requisition ID:  20675

Systems Engineer, IT Infrastructure

About Us:

Purdue University is consistently voted as one of the #5 MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) 4 years running.  Purdue University is located just an hour northwest of Indianapolis with more than 16,800 employees made up of faculty, academic and support staff, not to mention 49,639 students.  We offer a very comprehensive benefit package that includes health/dental/vision care, prescription, health savings account, life insurance, with a retirement program and matching PU contribution. Our staff are also eligible for free continuing education through the Purdue Global extension.  

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is the University’s central information technology organization that is responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks.  We also test, implement and develop innovative learning and classroom technologies.  In addition to this, ITaP also supports an advanced research cyberinfrastructure across the campus, research data storage array, and high-speed networks linking to national resources. 

Our mission is to provide the best technology infrastructure, services, solutions, and information security that support teaching and learning, enhance research, and enable faculty and staff to achieve their objectives while providing a positive student experience.

What You'll Be Doing:

As the Systems Engineer for IT Infrastructure, you will provide day-to-day support of the Purdue System Cloud hosting infrastructure including hardware and software infrastructure components. You will initially focus on Data Protection design, installation, configuration, and maintenance including the hardware, software, and the policies and procedures supporting it. This includes a complex, multi-site backup and replication environment. You will also works directly with the Data Center team to provide support for the local Data Center facility. Long-term responsibilities include design, installation, configuration and maintenance of virtualization systems and related converged and hyper-converged hardware, monitoring systems activities, and fine-tuning system parameters. In this position, you will also configure systems to optimize ‎‎performance, monitoring/alerting, and security.  You will be responsible for documenting solution designs, as-builts, operating procedures, and communicating with peer teammates, internal IT staff, and customers.  


This is a hybrid position. 


What We're Looking For:


Education and Experience

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • A minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of related IT systems administration experience in the following:  
  • At least one (1) year of systems administrator experience in a LAN networking/distributed computing environment 
  • At least one (1) year of experience supporting enterprise systems involving components designed for service delivery, to customer bases in excess of 1000 client systems strongly preferred. 
  • Enterprise experience will include supporting interoperation of servers, storage, and networking infrastructure underlying multi-tiered applications. 
  • Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be accepted



  • ‎‎Backup, Replication, and Recovery/Disaster recovery experience
  • VMware ESX or other hypervisor experience
  • Enterprise experience in storage administration, network administration, systems monitoring, capacity planning, and automation
  • Experience supporting operating systems or enterprise infrastructure systems strongly preferred



  • Knowledge of computer operations for multi-tiered systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, documentation, and customer service skills
  • Ability to learn and use programming and scripting languages used in the automation of systems administration
  • Self-‎motivation and the ability to work without supervision on daily tasks and projects
  • Able to work productively as part of a team to complete ‎larger projects
  • Ability and willingness to participate in on-call, week-long incident response rotation 

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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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