Systems Engineer

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Systems Engineer Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201904191041 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information You will be a part of the ITS Systems Engineering team, an agile development and operations unit responsible for the lifecycle development and support of core technology infrastructure and integration middleware for the University. Increasingly, you will be part of cross-functional teams bringing automation to systems supporting operations.Passionate about your field you will maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the Systems Engineering discipline including awareness of new technologies, improvements/changes in system architecture, and proposals that move us toward our agile and open target IT Architecture. You will be responsible for performing systems engineering for servers, applications, and integration middleware, always looking to increase standard and automated methods for scaling operations. Embracing continuous improvement, you intentionally design for reliability and availability of critical enterprise services. You should be a self-starter, problem solver, and have demonstrated proficiency of topics such as: large installation server administration, systems design, server operating systems, virtualization, clustered systems, storage platforms, cloud platforms, applications administration, scripting and automation, configuration management, logging and monitoring, identity and access management / directory services, and networking in a highly available mission critical environment. Salary is commensurate with experience within a budgeted range of $85,000 to $93,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Licenses License Requirement Valid Drivers License Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement Cloud focused certification from any of the major cloud providers. Preferred ITIL Foundation Certification v. 4 Preferred Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Demonstrated experience building configuration management systems such as Puppet, Ansible, or Cloud Formation. Required Demonstrated experience supporting release management applications such as RunDeck, Jenkins, Maven, git, etc. Required Demonstrated experience running cloud based workloads on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required Occasional travel for business meetings, conferences, and developmental opportunities. Required Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business. Required Ability to drive university-owned vehicle (e.g. golf cart) around the general campus. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions. Experience in data integration and the specification of data services. Ability to understand and model complex knowledge-intensive processes such as scholarly and research processes.
Technical skill to develop, implement and test disaster recovery functions using backup technologies.
Familiarity with data quality and governance issues and requirements.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution. Knowledge necessary to design, set up, operate and correct malfunctions involving technology systems. Experience in incident response and digital forensics, including data collection, examination and analysis.
Knowledge of test application code in client server environment.
Advanced knowledge of business and process analysis functions. Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Advanced skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation. Advanced knowledge of secure software development. Demonstrated ability to create software specifications.
Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Demonstrated skill at analyzing and preventing security incidents of high complexity. Strong security skills for protecting the operating system, software, data and hardware.
Familiarity with logical data design and data mapping or data conversion.
Works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Ability to learn effectively and meet deadlines. Demonstrated skill leading technical teams, including organizing workflow and scheduling assignments. Ability to work independently on complex technical projects as well as on a team of technical professionals and departmental decision-makers.
Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.
In-depth knowledge of various areas of IT. Broad knowledge of the IT environment.
Demonstrated experience with database administration. Advanced knowledge of database management systems and standards. Knowledge relating to highly complex database system design. Advanced database querying and modeling skills working with moderately complex databases. Knowledge of conceptual database design. Skills necessary to develop procedures and standards relating to database management systems. Skills associated with implementing database enhancements that improve performance and reliability of the system at the software, hardware and operating system level.
Ability to architect and implement cloud based designs for various workloads following industry best practices.
Advanced knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle including design, development, integration, test, deployment, maintenance and configuration management using tools such as git, Rundeck, Jenkins, Maven, Puppet, Ansible, Powershell, Python, and Groovy.
Ability to engage and lead technical conversations with product teams, other IT engineers, and stakeholders throughout the system life cycle and support data-driven analytics and process rigor that facilitates effective decision making.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced knowledge of virtualization and containerization technologies such as VMware ESXi, Docker, Open Shift, or Kubernetes.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 8/5/2019
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