University of Utah Systems Engineer Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2017

Requisition Number PRN14337B

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? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday to Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

VP Area President

Department 00954 - UIT Systems & Security

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

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. Yes

Job Summary

The Identity & Access Management team in the Office of Information Security seeks a highly motivated and skilled SeniorIAMSystems Engineer. The candidate should demonstrate advanced knowledge of system administration in the identity & access management domain, coveringLDAPdirectories (OpenDJ, OpenLDAP), Active Directories,CAS(SSO: AuthN/AuthZ), Shibboleth/ADFSbased 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 thePAC-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 aboutUITvisit


The SeniorIAMSystems Engineer will be responsible for dailyIAMsystems management functions, and provide ongoing engineering and project support into theIAMProgram.

The role has two areas of focus –

System Administration (as part of a team)

• SupportCOTSproduct 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

•LDAPServer 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)

• SupportCOTSproduct 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, or equivalency; 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 (CASor similar)

o Multifactor Authentication

o Identity Federation (Shib or similar)

o Role Based Access

o Access and Resource Provisioning (MicrosoftFIMor similar)

o Cloud infrastructure with this position (office365/azureAD or similar experience)

o Directory Services (Open DJ, Active Directory or similar)

• Experience withLDAParchitecture and administration

• Familiarity with federated identity and web services security concepts includingSAMLand 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.