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A cover letter is required on PAGE 1 of your resume.  In the cover letter, it should include:

  1. Specific outline of the reasons for your interest in the position
  2. An outline of your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position
  3. Current or ending salary

Underfill Statement:  This position will be filled at the senior level salary range of $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 as the primary goal.  The requirements listed below reflect the senior level expectation.  Those with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered if primary goal is not met. The Intermediate level salary range is $65,000.00 - $75,000.00.

Job Summary

The School of Information (UMSI) is a progressive, interdisciplinary professional school offering a Bachelor of Science in Information, a Master of Science in Information, a Master of Health Informatics, and a Ph.D. Our mission is to create and share knowledge so that people will use information – with technology – to build a better world.

We are looking for an Infrastructure Programmer Analyst Senior to join the UMSI Computing team to help our faculty, staff, and students use information technologies in the best ways possible to achieve that mission.

You will play key role in designing, building, and running a highly-automated computing infrastructure involving local, campus, and cloud-based resources that supports the diverse needs of the UMSI community.

We are a fun and hardworking group who enjoy working at the top of our game, and we're looking forward to welcoming you in this position to help us raise the bar even higher. We welcome people from diverse backgrounds that share our goal of developing creative, elegant, and ethical solutions connecting people, information, and technology. You will bring new skills, experiences, and perspectives to our existing team, challenging our current team members to think about things in different ways and to see other perspectives

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Working under the general supervision of the UMSI Computing Associate Director, this role is expected to provide timely and professional communication and using the team’s project management practices. You will interact extensively with faculty, staff, students and other partners. We expect you to be comfortable initiating contact and maintaining great relationships with members of these communities.

Your key areas of responsibility include:
Infrastructure Projects and Service Improvements (60%)
You will provide technical leadership developing the next generation infrastructure architecture at UMSI.

  • Using local, campus, and cloud resources, help craft a set of automated and effective infrastructure capabilities to members of our community do their work better and faster
  • Explore and implement new technologies such as containerization, software defined networking, serverless computing, and virtualization when they can be effectively used

Infrastructure Operations (30%)
You will partner with other members of the team to maintain a smooth and consistent production computing environment.  The key areas are described below, but will evolve based on the capabilities you help develop through projects and service improvements.

  • Lead operations for our Microsoft Windows Server environment
  • Play a supporting role in the operations of our Linux server and container environments
  • Work with faculty to address their research and instructional computing needs using existing services

Development of Self and Others (10%)
Technology is constantly changing, and we need to make sure that learning new skills and staying up to date on emerging technologies is a clear part of your role. You will explore new methods and technologies through self-directed, formal, or peer learning, and will share what you find with the Computing team. You will represent UMSI Computing in relevant campus groups, forums, communities, and discussions.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in systems administration, systems integration or related systems engineering roles
  • Experience with production infrastructure operations
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Windows Server administration and associated technologies
  • Familiarity with other infrastructure technologies, such as Linux systems administration, virtualization, and containerization
  • Consistent track record of implementing and documenting solutions using off-the-shelf technologies and system integration techniques
  • Experience with automation, configuration management and monitoring technologies
  • Understanding of basic cloud computing concepts and common commercial providers
  • Be able to work effectively in an open, shared, dynamic environment, both independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism, including good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in a related field or equivalent education, experience, and certification.
  • Proficiency in programming concepts with modern, high-level languages (e.g. Python, PHP, Javascript/Node.js)
  • Experience deploying services in commercial cloud environments or certification in one or more cloud technologies (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect (or higher), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Cloud Platform, or Google Certified Cloud Professional).
  • Experience with web applications infrastructure and components
  • Familiarity with networking concepts related to server or container networking
  • Prior experience working with sensitive or regulated data

Work Schedule

Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required.  May require working during non-business hours and on weekends. 

Work Locations

Will require travel to multiple locations on & off campus.   May occasionally require domestic travel. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.