Senior Systems Engineer (Endpoint Management)

University of Vermont   Burlington, VT   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on June 27, 2024
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Senior Systems Engineer (Endpoint Management)

The University of Vermont (UVM) is looking for a mid-to-senior level System Engineer to join our Endpoint Management team. This is an exciting opportunity for growth and development, working with the latest client platform and virtualization technologies, supporting security-focused initiatives in a fast-paced 24x7 production data center environment.

The initial focus of this position will be helping design and deploy Secure Enclave virtual environments following industry standards like NIST 800-171 in support of our growing research initiatives. Skills with VDI, managed Windows endpoints, advanced logging and alerting are all desirable for the success of our project.

As a crucial member of the Endpoint Management Team within the Systems Architecture & Administration department, you'll work collaboratively to configure and maintain a secure environment for hundreds of virtual Windows clients that support all aspects of computing at UVM, including research, academic, and administrative functions. In this role, you'll utilize your automation skills to create scripts that manage and monitor services, ensuring consistent configuration across services and thousands of users. You'll also play a key role in system tuning, troubleshooting, capacity planning, business continuity, and system documentation, backed by a team of skilled systems engineers to ensure smooth operations. With your attention to detail and good judgment, you'll make sure that any changes to the computing environment are carefully planned to reduce negative impacts for our users.

We are looking for the right person to join our team and are willing to hire at a mid-career or senior level, with a salary commensurate to experience. If you are ready to take your career to the next level, apply for this exciting opportunity as an endpoint Systems Engineer today!

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and five years of systems administration and scripting experience in a large-scale, complex Microsoft server environment. Four additional years of experience can substitute for the degree.
  • Expert knowledge of one or more client operating systems.
  • Expertise with Windows server environments and demonstrated ability to manage integrated services in a highly available environment.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) expertise, ideally VMware Horizon.
  • Experience with scripting, including shell (sh/bash/zsh), PowerShell, or Python.
  • Experience with directory services (LDAP/AD/Entra) and thorough knowledge of client management platforms such as Microsoft Group Policy, Intune, or Jamf Pro.
  • Configuration management, system and network debugging experience.
  • Effective troubleshooting skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response tools.
  • Experience administering Microsoft 365 services.
  • Previous history of running complex managed workstation environments successfully.
  • Experience with implementation and management of NSPM-33 requirements and security standards (such as NIST 800-171).
  • Experience with application virtualization technologies.
  • Experience working at an academic institution.

About UVM:

The University of Vermont is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits including tuition remission, and a superior academic workplace. Burlington is consistently recognized for its quality of life, from four-season outdoor recreation to cultural events.

Eligible employees can participate in the UVM’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary 403b retirement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days in your first year, plus 15 additional paid holidays per year
  • Family Support including Paid Parental Leave
  • Wellness programs (Employee Assistance Program, mental health and well-being events)
  • Tuition remission
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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