Messaging Systems Engineer III

Job description

Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking a Messaging Systems Engineer III with extensive experience working with, and administration of, Microsoft's Active Directory, Azure and the Office 365 suite. This position will include administration of on premises Active Directory, Exchange online email, Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Cloud App Security, SharePoint online administration, Intune, Office 365 security and compliance, Skype for Business on premise and online, Teams and other Office 365 products in collaboration with other members of the Messaging & Directories team.
In addition, this position will be primarily responsible for building programs to automate team workloads. This will be facilitated through data aggregation and monitoring platforms, specifically Splunk, for the creation of dashboards and workflows from Splunk data. Building workflows to generate service tickets in the university's Service Now system would be a plus. This person should have an in-depth knowledge of PowerShell and a fundamental understanding of programming methodologies and database queries.
The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills with a team-oriented focus and provide tier 3 and some tier 2 support for ITS incidents.

Job Title
Messaging Systems Engineer III

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3L400:ITS Enterprise Systems

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

8 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.


Primarily days



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have in Information Technology related positions.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  2. * What is your level of experience with Office 365 administration and Active Directory federation between on premises and the Microsoft cloud?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What Microsoft enterprise technologies, and versions, have you worked with: Active Directory; Exchange, online or on premises; Lync/Skype for Business; SharePoint; Etc., and what was your level of involvement with each technology and its implementation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your programming background: Basic/advanced scripting to support systems administration; Web programming; SQL server queries; What programming languages are you familiar/comfortable with.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please provide a brief synopsis of your troubleshooting skills and methodology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/22/2018
    Application Due: 2/20/2019
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