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Systems Engineer - Senior

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Four-Year Institution
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Diversity and Inclusion Statement Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.   Description for Internal Candidates

DePaul University is the largest private university in Illinois, providing education to over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students each year. DePaul is a mission-based organization, and our mission gives us purpose. Check out our mission and see what we’re about. We're looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team and play an essential role in designing, building, and supporting core infrastructures such as virtualization stacks, data centers, and cloud infrastructure. In this environment, you'll take the lead on relevant projects, supported by an organization that provides the opportunities, support, and mentorship you need to learn and grow as a technology professional. If you love working with technology, enjoy solving complex problems, and want to contribute your time and efforts to something positive and meaningful, please consider applying.

We would love to chat with you if you are:

- Willing to work from home on a permanent basis

- Self-motivated, willing to wear many hats

- Able to communicate effectively with a diverse team

- Passionate about technology

- Highly skilled with Windows and Linux OS management

- Someone who values standardization and automation

- Highly Experienced with virtualization stacks (hardware/hypervisor/storage)

- More interested in preventing fires than putting them out

- Proficient in cloud automation and system performance management

- Interested in leading a team and being a primary driver of the technology roadmap

- Practicing system management with Ansible, Python, or PowerShell.

- Experienced with coding in a team setting (GitHub, etc.)

Bonus points:

- Experience with modern SRE practices

- Experience with the ITIL framework

- Experience designing, building, and implementing large scale backup environments

What you'll get to do:

- Collaborate with internal teams to solve issues and build systems

- Own core infrastructure (manage, diagnose, and debug large-scale virtualization environments)

- Monitor and measure system health, availability, and performance

- Advocate for and implement changes that improve reliability, scalability, and velocity

- Reduce toil with automation

- Participate in an on-call rotation

- Develop and sustain infrastructure and services that enable the university to operate and educate

- Contribute to the reliability, availability, and security of university systems

- Lead, plan, and transition University services to cloud platforms


-Comprehensive benefits package including:

- 35 hour workweek

- Work from home

- 3 weeks paid vacation

- 10 paid holidays in addition to the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

- Competitive Health and Insurance coverage

- Tuition Waivers for employees and immediate family members

For more information, please visit the following pages: Full-Time Benefits
Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
  Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]   Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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