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Requisition ID:  9478

Assistant Systems Engineer - Engineering Computer Network (ECN)

Job Summary

Updated, March 24, 2020: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


The Assistant Systems Engineer will assist with developing, coordinating and maintaining an enterprise level Windows, MacOS, and Linux environment as part of an extremely fast paced, integrated ECN team effort in support of research and instructional goals of the College of Engineering, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP), which includes Discovery Park.



  • Associate's degree

  • Six (6) months of hands-on experience in one of the following systems: Windows, MacOS, or Linux systems administration 

  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience

    • For example: a high school diploma with two and half (2.5) years of experience 

  • Technology skills to work with a wide variety of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, etc.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of faculty, staff and students in a multitude of environments like instruction, administration, and research
  • Ability to troubleshoot in a variety of environments
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally



  • Hardware maintenance of advanced computer, peripherals, and networking systems
  • Demonstrated experience with two or more of the following: Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
  • Familiarity with software redistribution techniques (i.e. SCCM/CM, Puppet, etc.)
  • Purdue Engineering experience


Additional Information:

  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing
  • This posting represents multiple vacancies
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: PERF/Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer; all individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.