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Systems Engineer Sr



Open Date 06/28/2016
Requisition Number PRN11683B
Job Title Systems Engineer Sr
Working Title Systems Engineer Sr
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40 hours a week
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary

Monday to Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

VP Area
Department 00954 - UIT Systems & Security
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $60,700 to $115,300 DOE
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

The Identity & Access Management team in the Office of Information Security seeks a highly motivated and skilled Senior IAM Systems Engineer. The candidate should demonstrate advanced knowledge of system administration in the identity & access management domain, covering LDAP directories (OpenDJ, OpenLDAP), Active Directories, CAS (SSO: AuthN/AuthZ), Shibboleth/ADFS based federation, Java/Perl/PowerShell based programming for password sync, dir sync, user sync, etc.

The position reports to the Associate Director of Identity & Access Management within the Information Security Office, which is part of University Information Technology (UIT).

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.
University Information Technology, the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and applications. For more information about UIT visit


The Senior IAM Systems Engineer will be responsible for daily IAM systems management functions, and provide ongoing engineering and project support into the IAM Program.
The role has two areas of focus –
System Administration (as part of a team)
• Support COTS product deployed to a standard Java Container (e.g. Tomcat, Glassfish, etc.)
• Support in-house applications and scripts
o Stand-alone Java
o Java web-apps deployed to Java Containers
o Perl and Embedded Perl
• Linux management (including Apache administration), with experience ensuring the environment is secure
LDAP Server Administration
CAS/Shib Server Administration
• Active Directory Administration in general
• Preferred but not required:
o administration-automation (e.g. Puppet)
o container technology (e.g. Docker)
o encryption
o Linux management (including Apache administration), with experience ensuring the environment is secure
o Version Control (Git), Continuous Integration, Automated Deployment
Identity Management Solutions (as part of a team)
• Support COTS product deployed to a standard Java Container (e.g. Tomcat, Glassfish, etc.)
• Support in-house applications and scripts
o Stand-alone Java
o Java web-apps deployed to Java Containers
o Perl and Embedded Perl
o PowerShell Scripts
This position will be a peer on a team, focused on supporting mission-critical user identity lifecycle-management, authentication and authorization needs for all of University of Utah.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.


The successful candidate should exhibit the following skills and abilities:
• Excellent problem solving skills including incident investigation, diagnosis, and resolution
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of identity and access management concepts and technologies, and how to integrate them within an IT ecosystem
• Strong customer focus, ownership, and drive
• Ability to understand complex business and information technology management processes
• 4-6 years developing, implementing and/or architecting information systems
• Experience in at least three of the following areas within Identity Management:
o Single Sign-On (CAS or similar)
o Multifactor Authentication
o Identity Federation (Shib or similar)
o Role Based Access
o Access and Resource Provisioning (Microsoft FIM or similar)
o Cloud infrastructure with this position (office365/azureAD or similar experience)
o Directory Services (Open DJ, Active Directory or similar)
• Experience with LDAP architecture and administration
• Familiarity with federated identity and web services security concepts including SAML and OAuth

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission