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 December 21, 2016. If you select a position that is no longer active, you will receive a notice that the position is no longer available.

Systems Administrator - Technical Assistance Program (Job Number:  1602503)

The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) serves business, healthcare, and government with a broad range of technical assistance, technology adoption, performance improvement, training, and other services. Over 800 organizations and a few thousand employees are served each year. Reporting directly to the TAP IT Director, the Systems Administrator plays a key role in supporting TAP’s mission to advance economic development, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond.  

Responsibilities include developing and administering a complex Windows and networking system used by more than 75 TAP faculty, staff, and subcontractors at multiple locations throughout Indiana. Perform Windows server, client, and network administration for all TAP systems at all TAP locations. Administrative tasks include hardware, network, and software infrastructure components. Install and configure operating systems, ensure system integrity through proper security safeguards, monitor system resource usage and performance, create and maintain user accounts, install and monitor applications, and identify / apply appropriate software upgrades and patches. Develop and maintain operating procedures which support the infrastructure systems environment. Recommend and implement procedures required for effective use of infrastructure systems resources. This office location for this position in West Lafayette, IN; some travel is necessary.

System Administrator - College of Health & Human Sciences (Job Number:  1602562)

The System Administrator is responsible for maintaining Windows 2003-2008 servers and firewalls which includes account management, server utilization, IP administration, network print queue maintenance, and data backups. You will also provide college network consultation as needed to assist in system development, application, and special projects. Additionally, the System Administrator will provide hardware and software support services for the HHS computing environment as well as function as liaison between ITaP Security Officers Group and HHS IT to insure security policies are being implemented.

Scientific Applications Analyst - Research Computing (Job Number:  1602573) 

The Scientific Applications Analyst will consult with researchers of high performance computing in the steps necessary to complete their ‎research including: interacting with operating ‎systems, operational policies and procedures; 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 Scientific Applications Analyst you will diagnose a wide range of application and data problems; ‎design, code, test, debug, install, document and maintain complex programs.

Voice Engineer - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number:  1602576)

As Voice Engineer you will maintain University data network functionality at optimum performance with minimal disruptions of service as well as plan, design, and implement voice and video conferencing services. You will utilize network monitoring tools to analyze usage trends, and forecast potential ‎problems. You will also be responsible for identifying unified communication outages and determining required problem resolution, including outage and maintenance notifications. ‎Other responsibilities include trouble-shooting, evaluating and repairing malfunctioning equipment. Additionally, you will provide support to voice network administrators, technicians, and IT staff. Finally, you will participate in the regular on call rotation for network engineers.

HPC Systems Administrator - Associate / HPC Systems Administrator - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number:  1602643) 

This position will be filled as a HPC Systems Administrator – Associate or at the HPC Systems Administrator level. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the candidate's skills, experience and qualifications. As HPC Systems Administrator - Associate/ HPC Administrator you will design, deploy, administer, and update large-scale research systems, related infrastructure services, grid software stacks, and operating systems.  You will also be responsible for components of Purdue's computational research environment, and work closely with researchers, systems administrators, engineers and developers throughout the University and partner institutions.  This individual will also consult with multiple IT colleagues, external research groups, and grant-funded initiatives.  Additionally, you will administer existing cluster and grid infrastructure technologies, and research/prototype new systems and technologies.  Finally, you will participate in national computing activities by attending workshops, conferences, and potentially presenting research.

Video Engineer - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1602262) 

The Video Engineer will work independently to carry out needs assessments, design, construction, implementation and maintenance of the video and multimedia production facilities. This includes television studio, distance learning studio, electronic field production facilities, editing facilities, duplication facilities, broadcast networking, live streaming and routing facilities. This individual will monitor ongoing projects and work load to ensure projects/tasks are on schedule and will meet customer objectives. Additional responsibilities include developing and implementing proactive preventative maintenance procedures to avoid problems. The Video Engineer will provide communication and coordination with management.

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 service needs.

Data Analyst - Office of the Registrar (Job Number:  1602645) 

As Data Analyst, you will provide data analysis, operational analysis, and maintenance services to the Academic Operational Support area of the Office of the Registrar. You will also be responsible for analyzing, designing, and documenting data integration procedures to extract and present management data from multiple sources in required format for end-users. Additionally you will develop web-based applications which make management data and reports available to the University community. You will also build, update and maintain the degree audit/degree evaluation system, including reporting. Finally, you will provide training and present to the campus community regarding the use and interpretation of the degree audit system as well as help troubleshoot issues related to degree audit.

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.

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: 

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.

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.

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.

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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