IT Careers at Purdue

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On a monthly basis, information technology vacancies will be advertised here.

At its best, career & professional development is a partnership between you and your manager. The purpose of the employment website is to:

  • provide greater transparency into the variety of information technology opportunities on campus
  • emphasize information technology as a career with multiple career tracks: technical, management, project management, etc.
  • spark a dialogue between you and your manager about the necessary experiences that facilitate both vertical and lateral movement needed for career advancement

For more information, please visit Taleo or click the title of each position.


To apply for information technology student employment opportunities, please visit the Student Employment website.

Notice: These positions are updated around the 22nd of each month. The last update occurred on November 21, 2016. If you select a position that is no longer active, you will receive a notice that the position is no longer available.

Senior HPC Systems Administrator - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number:  1602377) 

The Senior HPC Systems Administrator will research and design large-scale research systems, related infrastructure services, and operating systems, as well as lead or significantly support research projects. This person will be responsible for large sections of Purdue's computational research environment and help set direction of future research systems. As Senior HPC Administrator you will work closely with researchers, systems administrators, and developers throughout the University and partner institutions to develop large-impact projects and computational systems. This individual will also lead IT colleagues and actively contribute to internal and external research projects, along with grant-funded initiatives.  The Senior HPC Administrator will also be responsible for developing and improving existing cluster and grid infrastructure technologies; and researching and prototyping new systems and technologies. Additionally in this role you will write proposals outlining new acquisitions, and lead efforts to improve service delivery to Purdue's researchers as well as participate in national computing activities by attending workshops, conferences and presenting research.

Technology Acceleration Specialist - Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Job Number:  1602409) 

Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is looking for individuals who desire meaningful work that directly impacts Indiana's manufacturing sector by advancing economic prosperity, health and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. MEP is uniquely positioned to pair Purdue's resources with the state's manufacturers to improve their business by increasing profits, reducing costs and implementing growth / innovation to produce exponential returns by reducing inefficiencies and developing new growth.  

MEP is a business unit of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program. MEP employs business development and subject matter experts who serve industry with a wide variety of competitive consulting and training services that create measurable business impact in quality, growth and efficiency and produce high returns on investment. Each year MEP serves hundreds of business and industry companies through direct contract agreements and public events / workshops and supports a nationwide network of over 1200 technical and management professionals committed to delivering competitive services to U.S. manufacturers. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) MEP system underwrites approximately 33% of the cost associated with the operation of this national infrastructure.   The Technology Acceleration Specialist is responsible for supporting the MEP network by developing and leading technology acceleration practices to assist small manufacturers in incorporating digital manufacturing capabilities into their operations. Collaboration in this role will be expected with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago, and engagement with university faculty, internal / external technical specialists, and subcontractors will assist in delivering exceptional value into the manufacturing sector.  Implement digital manufacturing projects including CAD/CAM systems, intelligent machining, advanced data analysis, supply chain data integration, and product life-cycle management. Develop innovative approaches for transferring technology from DMDII to small U.S. manufacturers, create approaches for engaging small manufacturers in the work of DMDII, create / test business models for MEP Centers and DMDII to serve small U.S. manufacturers, and cultivate an enhanced network of partnerships between DMDII and MEP Centers.

This office location for this position is in West Lafayette. This position requires frequent travel to Chicago, some travel within Indiana, and occasional travel outside of Indiana. Professional dress is often required. Strict adherence to Purdue confidentiality policies is required. 

Data Scientist - Research Computing (Job Number:  1602314)

The Data Scientist will partner with researchers of high performance computing to solve "big data" problems in their ‎research including: interacting with novel big data architectures; the evaluation ‎and implementation of new ‎technologies and ‎algorithms; and the development of materials for documentation and training. This individual will utilize experience, creativity and innovation to solve conceptual ‎computing problems raised by cutting edge research. As Data Scientist you will diagnose a wide range of data problems; ‎design, code, test, debug, install, document and maintain complex programs.  You will partner with Purdue researchers to understand what value and insights are possible and may be derived from their data. The Data Scientist will author and submit work for scientific publications as well as provide technical direction and leadership to ITaP staff and ensure the quality of RCAC services. Purdue Research Computing is a research computing ‎center providing advanced ‎computing ‎resources and ‎support services including access to ‎leading-edge computational and data storage ‎systems, as well as ‎expertise in a ‎broad range of ‎high performance computing activities, to support the ‎‎computationally-intensive research of ‎Purdue faculty, staff and ‎research ‎partners nationwide.‎ For more information, visit our website: 

Full Stack Developer - Office of Institutional Research, Assessment & Effectiveness (Job Number:  1602431)

 The Full Stack Developer will design, develop, implement and maintain data analysis and visualization applications. Analyze needs and then design, test, and develop applications to meet those needs. This individual will also design and build new features and improve the reliability of our applications as the organization grows. The Full Stack Developer will work closely ‎with analysts and end-users to identify needs and develop creative solutions focused on interactivity and ‎ease of use.

Program Manager - Research Computing (Job Number:  1602496) 

In conjunction with the Director, Research Services and Support, the Program Manager will provide daily program management throughout the program life cycle to ensure consistent management of Research Computing programs. As Program Manager you will identify, develop and nurture key partnering opportunities. As well as assist in defining product vision and strategy working with excellent information technology professionals to execute. Define the program governance (controls). Plan the overall program and monitor the progress. Manage risks and issues, taking corrective measurements when necessary. Coordinate the projects within the program and their interdependencies. Manage and utilize resources across projects. Promote IT services & evaluate opportunities for additional services. Manage program budgets by developing financial models to represent the financial requirements of programs & projects, assess financial impact of problems & potential solutions, and forecast growth to monitor expenditures. Develop and manage stakeholders' communication. Assist in preparing proposals for research projects.

Manager, IT Service Management Office - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1602493) 

The Manager of the IT Service Management Office will manage staff and provide leadership, set direction, and oversee IT Service Management (ITSM) services and processes across IT. As Manager, IT Service Management Office you will develop and implement a comprehensive service management program to increase organizational ITSM maturity and adoption of ITIL V3.  You will also be responsible for guiding and measuring continuous improvement efforts for IT Service Management capabilities and performance. Additionally, you will maintain the IT Service Catalog governance processes.  Other responsibilities include auditing, measuring, and acting on ITSM outputs to ensure quality and results.

Web Developer - College of Liberal Arts Administration (Job Number:  1602508)

As an active and collaborative member of the Marketing and Communications team, the web developer works to advance the vision and strategic goals of the College of Liberal Arts. The Web Developer coordinates and executes all aspects of the College’s electronic media and technology platforms and reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications. The Developer will work closely with all CLA departments to provide technical expertise and development of communication solutions that support the goals of the College. The Developer will use creativity and initiative to implement these solutions to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the departments electronic communications.

Strategic Data Manager - College of Health & Human Sciences (Job Number:   1600115) 

To acquire and analyze data and provide reports on the data for academic administrators (the dean, associate deans, associate deans, and department heads), faculty, and Student Services staff in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). A key focus is on data related to important aspects of undergraduate and graduate education, but analyses and reports are needed on metrics associated with all the HHS strategic goals in the HHS Strategic Plan.

(see These reports must be adapted for different audiences, and they must provide a comprehensible and solid foundation for decisions about specific actions, programs, and policies. Also important is the analyst's contribution to fostering data-informed decision-making by increasing college-wide awareness of the data available and of the tools for obtaining and interpreting those data.

Full-Stack Developer - IT Teaching & Learning Technologies (Job Number: 1601463) 

Studio by Purdue ( is reinventing the learning experience by creating innovative digital tools based on educational research and experimental design. As a developer in our fast-paced group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to shape the future of student success by contributing to the development of our suite of learning tools. We're looking for an experienced developer to design and build new features and improve the reliability of our applications as we grow. You'll be working alongside a cross-functional team of project leads, developers, designers, researchers, and educational technologists to build innovative products that enhance teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will exhibit creativity, a passion for learning new things, and an intuition for software design.

Program Administrator - Digital Education (Job Number:  1602183) 

Provide program administration for the self-supporting, non-traditional online classroom courses for non-degree students. Monitor program compliance, provide reports, authorize payments and close accounts. Participate in marketing and promotional activities. Oversee registration, logistics and enrollment accuracy. Work with faculty, instructors and program leads to plan credit and non-credit programs. Oversee website updates and accuracy. Administratively supervise support staff and students. Digital Education is growing and this is exciting times in this area.

Desktop Services Specialist - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1602209) 

As Desktop Services Specialist you will address technical issues to ensure a quick restoration of service or proper escalation. Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues including but not limited to computers, ‎printers, mobile devices, video conferencing, peripherals, which may require remote technical assistance and diagnostics. Develop documentation for the knowledgebase and deploy software within centralized desktop management systems for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Proactively support the day-to-day security of the desktop environment, including desktop operating systems, firewalls, antivirus, and software patching. Support the file services environment including permissions management, managing space utilization, and consulting for file services needs.

Systems Administrator - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number:  1600414)

Provide technical coordination and support for the implementation and maintenance of a suite of Banner and Blackboard products focused on the student, faculty and business office experience. Primary responsibilities include the administration of Ellucian Banner, Blackboard Learn, and Oracle database software, including architecture, creation, support, and administration of multi-tier environments that are reliable, available and secure on Linux and Windows platforms. 

Front End Web Developer - Marketing and Media (Job Number:  1601854) 

Create new and modify existing web sites for the University Office of Marketing and Media and clients. Use creativity and initiative to scope and continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department's electronic communication (web sites, email, video, photography, PowerPoints, etc.). Use current tools and technology to program web applications as simple or as complex as necessary to achieve departmental goals. Research, evaluate, recommend, and test technical solutions to continuously enhance electronic communication and data integration. Facilitate communications among the Digital Marketing group to keep all maintained pages up to date. Continuously monitor electronic communication trends, technological advances, and higher education web practices to serve as the departmental electronic communication expert.

Extension Information Technology Specialist - Agriculture Administration (Job Number:  1601966) 

Build strategy, system-wide capacity, and market-driven solutions to empower Purdue Extension professionals to use current and emerging information technology tools to deliver highly effective Extension programming and reach new audiences. Anticipate needs or opportunities; explore new technologies; assess those technologies for usefulness; manage the technology through Purdue’s processes; and build Extension professionals' capacity to implement. Work with a team of campus and field staff, using IT solutions, to impact people’s lives across the state of Indiana.

Web Applications Developer – Libraries (Job Number:  1602002) 

In a collaborative environment, under the general supervision of the Director of Instruction & Digital Program Services, this position performs web development tasks in support of the Libraries teaching and research efforts, and in support of digital collection access. Work with Libraries faculty and units within the Libraries on web-based applications for information literacy instruction, the Libraries central website, faculty research, and collection access. This includes: creating exciting web spaces for Libraries Archives collections such as: Amelia Earhart and our new Space and Flight Archives; and creating visualizations for the Libraries 2017 Visualization Space.

IT Systems Specialist - Bindley Bioscience Center (Job Number: 1602120)

We are seeking an IT systems specialist to manage the cyberinfrastructure and data needs of a multidisciplinary research center serving investigators across campus. The IT systems specialist is responsible for managing Bindley's instrument computers and data generated by the core facility instruments, as well as supporting the information technology and data analysis needs of Bindley scientists and staff. Manage and develop Bindley Bioscience Center's cyberinfrastructure. Develop, prepare, and maintain user and internal documentation of applications, utilities procedures and services. Assist in maintaining the Bindley web presence. Coordinate responsibilities with Purdue Information Technology department, Engineering Computer Network, and manage relationships. Maintain and upgrade applicable job skills.

UNIX Systems Administrator - College of Science Administration (Job Number:  1601436)

Support UNIX-based systems and services for instructional, research and administrative users as a member of the UNIX Systems Administration team in the College of Science.

Enterprise SCCM Administrator - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1601674) 

The Enterprise System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Administrator will be responsible for the maintenance of the University-wide Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment as part of the SMARTcomputing program. Monitor, maintain, and administer the SMARTcomputing SCCM site infrastructure and SMARTcomputing SQL database. Work with SMARTcomputing Technical Oversight Committee, Service Oversight Committee, and hardware vendors to ‎define and test base desktop configuration. Manage and maintain core software packages and operating system deployment (OSD) process for supported hardware models.

Desktop Analyst - PC/Mac - Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT) (Job Number:   1601683)

This position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all client Windows and Mac hardware, as well as all software used within the organization and across the state of Indiana – over 3,500 computers and users. Individuals will coordinate updates, fixes and implementations around the schedules of supported faculty and staff. This position exists to ensure the stability and continuity of client and network operations as well as providing excellent customer support to end users; successful candidates must be able to react quickly to unexpected and urgent situations requiring prompt evaluation of problems and actions to resolve the problems.

Assistant Programmer/Analyst - West Lafayette - Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) (Job Number:  1502182) 

This position will maintain the programs and infrastructure required by ADDL to perform daily operations. These programs are created in visual and access a SQL Server backend to collect, store, and report data to customers, state, and federal agencies. This position will also maintain, update, and expand the web presence of the laboratory. Work with section heads to define and clarify current and future programming needs.

Full Stack Developer - Research Computing (Job Number: 1601465)

The Full Stack Developer will design, develop and implement web applications. Work as part of a team to develop innovative web applications through incorporation of ‎modern web technology. Work closely ‎with client areas to identify needs and develop creative solutions focused on interactivity and ease of use. Stay current with emerging web ‎technologies and recommend development techniques that will support Purdue’s computing capabilities.

Unix Systems Administrator - Engineering Computer Network (ECN) (Job Number:  1402744) 

The UNIX systems Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration and administration of Linux Operating Systems for the Engineering Computer Network. Primary duties will include the installation and management of a variety of different license management software. This includes the renewing and procurement of new and existing licenses. Secondary duties will include the evaluation, recommendation, installation and maintenance of third party software packages. Diagnosing and resolving system and software problems. Identify and apply appropriate software upgrades and patches. Provide leadership to the User and Desktop Support group to develop support procedures of UNIX systems.

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