Job Information

University of Utah Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/21/2021

Requisition Number PRN27035B

Job Title Systems Engineer

Working Title Systems Engineer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70000 to 90000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Skills and Competencies:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or Engineering or related field or applicable professional certification

and at least three years relevant technical and analytical experience

• Experience in design, implementation and management of databases, Linux server administration, and IT operations

• Minimum 2 years of coding experience with an understanding of IT

automation and infrastructure as code (e.g., bash, Python, C/C++, Java, Ruby, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, Terraform)

• Experience with cloud technologies (e.g., AWS and Openstack) and

container and orchestration platforms (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)

• Experience with big data management and processing frameworks (e.g., Apache Hadoop/Spark, Kafka, Elastic, Kibana, Grafana, etc.)

• Knowledge of web content management systems (e.g., WordPress, Drupal)

• Knowledge of web development frameworks (e.g., Angular, Django, Flask)

• Experience in managing operation logs and backups

• Knowledge in continuous integration/delivery/configuration management

• Proactive approach to IT, rather than reactive

• Low to medium supervision needed, takes the initiative in monitoring and troubleshooting issues that arise

• Communication and presentation skills to engage technical and non-technical audiences

• Ability to demonstrate courtesy to team members and internal

employees while maintaining a professional standard in daily work tasks

• Fluent in written and spoken English


The individual will provide engineering support to different aspects of

systems and systems software support, including but not limited to

implementation, deployment, maintenance, monitoring, performance analysis, and security. The individual will work under the director,

collaborate with other team members, and be exposed to multiple

platforms and IT disciplines. This position will provide support in

building solutions to automate as much of IT operations as possible,

including design, development, test, and deploy custom workflows and scripts within the cloud infrastructure that can be used for integration, deployment, monitoring, compliance, or other ongoing routine IT tasks. The individual will also administer, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, networking items, enterprise cloud infrastructure, and day-to-day end-user support. The individual will routinely interact with people of diverse backgrounds, so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Strong interpersonal abilities

• Strong team-work skills

• Ability to work under pressure

• Highly motivated, precise, and rigorous

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.