Systems Engineer II

Job description

Information Technology (IT) is the unified IT organization that supports the vision, values, mission, and goals of the University by providing IT infrastructure, systems, administrative applications, academic resources and related services to faculty, students and staff. Embracing DUs Impact 2025, the division aligns IT resources with University and unit strategic goals and operational plans, providing service in the spirit of One DU.

The IT Operations team is responsible for the day-to-day operational support of all university owned data, voice, and video services. This includes but is not limited to VMware, Windows/Linux Server OS, routers, switches, wireless LAN, and Voice over IP.

This position will work remote until deemed safe to return to campus.

Position Summary

There are two openings for the Systems Engineer II position. The Systems Engineer II position provides system administration for the University's central computers and servers and supports operating system software, utilities, software applications and networking. Additionally, the System Engineer II is to assist in managing the IT Infrastructure through support of converged multi-vendor hardware and software solutions. This position will also be the one of the primary administrators for DUs virtualization environment, which encompasses both virtual datacenter and server infrastructure as well as virtual desktop infrastructure. This position will also minimally support the operating systems and storage systems that support the virtualized server and desktop environment.

Essential Functions

  • Developing, maintaining and supporting technical infrastructure, hardware and system software components.
  • Performing installation, maintenance and support of system software/hardware and user support.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong inter-personal communication and service skills when dealing with both technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to work with other system engineers and clients/customers on small and larger projects.
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and solve problems quickly and completely.
  • Ability to prioritize projects according to customers and university needs with minimal or no direction.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • At least 2 years experience with managing objects in Active Directory.
  • At least 2 years experience with managing Windows Servers (2012 R2, 2016, 2019).
  • Experience with managing a System Center Configuration Manager environment.
  • Experience with Mac OSX.
  • Experience with Linux OS (RHEL).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Certified in ITIL V3 Foundations.
  • Certified in VMWare.
  • Certified in RedHat.
  • Certified in Microsoft.
  • At least 2 years experience in building, configuring and managing ESX servers.
  • At least 2 years experience managing VMware 5+ Desktop environments.
  • At least 2 years experience managing VMware 5+ server environments.
  • At least 2 years experience with networking and SAN concepts.
  • At least 2 years experience managing x86 blade server environment (HP, Cisco).

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $73,000 - $82,000/annually.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493369
Posted: 1/19/2021
Application Due: 2/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable