Senior Systems Engineer

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary

The Senior Systems Engineer is a senior level IT position with a high-impact technical role focused on ensuring LCOM’s information technology environment is following operational requirements for security, performance, reliability, and scalability. This position’s primary responsibility is to coordinate with engineers, software developers and systems analysts to design and implement effective solutions that meet requirements for functionality and integration with existing components. Manage development, testing and support of software and other computer systems technologies to ensure compliance with operational requirements for security, performance, reliability, and scalability. Support development and implementation of new technologies within a complex systems environment by advising on design concepts and changes, implementation strategies and deployment timelines. Support lower-level IT personnel to facilitate well-organized and efficient planning and implementation of computer systems. Create thorough documentation records of design specifications and instructional manuals as necessary to enable all computer systems personnel and end users to interact correctly and effectively with hardware and software systems.


The position must develop and leverage a deep understanding of LCOM’s information ecosystem in order to design systems and workflows that support the unique mission of a medical college. The engineer must exercise discretion and judgment while maintaining the security of university information, protecting individuals’ privacy, and educating constituents. Given the sensitivity of the information and access required to dispatch their duties, the incumbent must acknowledge and faithfully execute a duty to maintain strict confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor’s degree in technology or a related field and four to five years computer networking and systems management or related experience required. Expert proficiency in the technical concepts underpinning internet-connected enterprise services required. Expertise programming in languages popular for orchestration/automation (e.g., PowerShell, KQL, SQL). Effective written and verbal communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and manage projects in a collaborative, cross-departmental, team environment. Proven problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required. Demonstrated ability to evaluate risks, costs, and benefits of security measures.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows Server operating system, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Active Directory, Endpoint management systems, NetApp storage systems, VMware ESX and NSX virtualization products, Amazon Web Services highly desirable.

Other Information

Special Conditions           Bargaining unit position, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule with an option to split time between campus and elsewhere, in accordance with the university telecommuting policy, Background Check required for this position

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