Windows Systems Senior Engineer,  IT Senior Engineer

University of Maryland Division of Information Technology   College Park, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 12, 2021
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Position title: Windows Systems Senior Engineer,  IT Senior Engineer
Position #: 106405

The Division of IT (DIT) at the University of Maryland, College Park has an immediate need for a Desktop Engineer to become a member of our Platform Engineering group. The specific emphasis of the role includes the development and design of Windows OS Systems in the enterprise leveraging automation tools while ensuring the integrity & security of the Windows Server environment. This is a highly technical role and requires solid competence of all aspects of software and cloud infrastructure. This includes the creation of technical design documentation and integration plans. The Platform/Infrastructure Engineer will be part of an enterprise wide Platform Engineering group and will work actively as a member of the technical team developing technical solutions. The candidate will be expected to implement and manage enterprise solutions for specific business needs that provide frameworks, interfaces and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements. We are seeking an engineer that enjoys problem solving while working in a team environment and that has a diverse technical background from a variety of technical fields.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years as a system administrator working with Windows server operating systems in a large, enterprise, Active Directory environment.
  • Experience deploying, integrating, configuring, and securing Microsoft Windows 2012 and 2016 servers in standalone environments and as hybrid environments (on-prem and in the cloud).
  • Experience automating processes using the following programming\scripting languages: Windows PowerShell,  .NET and Batch.
  • Experience performing systems planning and development to include new features in the Windows server operating system as well as the ability to deploy new applications and services.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization in a large enterprise environment.
  • Experience managing production infrastructure with configuration management systems with the Microsoft System Center Suite (SCCM, SCOM, Scorch).
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Must assist, guide, and share information with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a cooperative work environment.


  • MS Certifications – Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Microsoft SQL 2008/2012/2014 experience
  • Experience creating and maintaining infrastructure using AWS and/or Azure cloud services
  • Experience with VMware ESX server, VMware virtual center, V-Motion, and other products for virtualization
  • Experience with Azure Virtual Desktops (AVD)
  • Understanding of a higher education environment.


Additional information: this position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

Physical demands: predominantly operates in an office environment. Some periods of time may be spent in computer rooms for installation, testing, and troubleshooting. Some work (less than 5%) requires moving and lifting of server equipment.


Best consideration date: 12/03/2021 or open until filled

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