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 February 21, 2017. If you select a position that is no longer active, you will receive a notice that the position is no longer available.

Site Specialist - College of Health and Human Sciences (Job Number:  1700133)

As Site Specialist, User Services, you will serve as primary point of contact for Information Technology for the Administration (ADMIN), Nutrition Sciences (NUTR) and Hospitality and Tourism Management departments (departmental assignments subject to change). Your primary focus is to facilitate accomplishment of each department's mission or strategic plan through the application of information technology resources. You will also oversee information technology resources and plan for future computer and information technology needs for ADMIN, NUTR and HTM. Additionally, you will direct and advise ADMIN/NUTR/HTM department heads on their computer needs and budgeting requirements, and make strategic decisions to meet those needs. Finally, you are to serve as liaison between the faculty and staff of each department and the technical services staff within the College or University.

Data Scientist - Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness (Job Number:  1700179)

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, as Data Scientist you will provide statistical data analysis and database construction of elements relevant to the effectiveness of Purdue in student success, faculty activity, and resource management. You will also conduct research to inform decision making by the President, Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer and other senior level administration. As Data Scientist, you will be responsible for engaging the community to develop applications to use results and insights gained from big data analytics.

Director, Desktop Computing Services - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1700188)

As the Director of Desktop Computing Services you will lead Cooperative Services Desktop Support (CSDS) as well as provide operational oversight of CSDS including budgeting, ‎resource planning ‎and ‎creation of policy, procedures, and standards. You will consult with customers to discuss services provided, marketing, ‎cost modeling, and initiate assessment ‎process ‎and creation of Service Level Agreements (SLA). You will also collaborate with all business unit leadership, vendors, and central IT organization to ensure CSDS is meeting ‎‎‎and exceeding customer expectations.  Additionally, you will provide overall leadership and direction to the staff as well as work with CSDS leadership to identify and eliminate barriers to providing customer support.

Media and Instructional Technology Specialist - Veterinary Medicine (Job Number:  1700189) 

As Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, you will provide Multimedia and Instructional Technology consulting and support for the College of Veterinary Medicine. You will consult and collaborate with faculty on course development projects as well as provide video conferencing support. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing faculty, staff, and student training to promote best practices in instructional design and media.

Assistant Systems Engineer - Engineering Computer Network (ECN) (Job Number:  1700207)

Assist with developing, coordinating and maintaining an enterprise level Windows, MacOS, and Linux environment as part of an extremely fast paced, integrated ECN team effort in support of research and instructional goals of the College of Engineering, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP).

Desktop Analyst - PC/Mac - Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT) (Job Number:  1700230) 

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.

Application Developer - IT Application Services (Job Number:  1700243) 

The Application Developer will design, develop, test, and implement software applications, while maintaining multiple existing applications. This position will provide ongoing support, including troubleshooting, resolution of all reported issues, and training when needed. This individual will understand multiple applications across supported areas.  We are looking for a front-end application developer with experience writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript along with a basic understanding of Object-Oriented Programming. This developer will help support existing – and create new – interactive applications for Digital Education, Conferences, University Calendar, and others.

Web Systems Administrator - College of Science Administration (Job Number:  1700258)

As Web Systems Administrator, you will administer and build web application layer systems, as well as configure web servers, monitor systems activities and fine tune system parameters and configuration to optimize ‎‎performance and ensure security and accessibility of systems, create and maintain user accounts, and monitor applications. You will also develop and maintain operating procedures which support the infrastructure systems ‎environment. Additionally, you will recommend and implement procedures required for effective use of infrastructure systems resources. The Web Systems Administrator will work as part of a team to develop ‎innovative web applications and sites through incorporation of ‎modern web technology. You will be responsible for maintaining project ‎‎documentation and related materials. ‎You will work ‎with clients to assess and interpret end-user web application needs. You will also work closely ‎with client areas to identify needs and develop creative solutions focused on interactivity and ‎ease of use. Additionally, you will need to stay current with emerging web ‎technologies and recommend ‎development techniques that will support College of Science's computing capabilities.

Systems Engineer - Engineering Computer Network (ECN) (Job Number:  1700286) 

Develop, coordinate, and maintain an enterprise level Windows, MacOS, and Linux environment as part of an extremely fast paced, integrated ECN team effort in support of research and instructional goals of the College of Engineering, Discovery Park and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Full Stack Developer - West Lafayette - Research Computing (Job Number: 1602686)

This positing represents multiple Full Stack Developer vacancies that may be filled at multiple levels. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on skills and experience of the candidate. 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.

Audio/Visual Aids Technician VIII - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1602689)

As Audio/Visual Aids Technician VIII you will install, maintain, fabricate, and operate classroom audio-visual systems and its infrastructure. You will also setup and remove portable AV equipment in a manner appropriate for the space and customer's needs. Additionally, you will share in the responsibility for service parts inventory and service documentation. You will also train student employees and act as functional supervisor during field installations and setups.

Lead Analyst, Strategic Contracts Group - Sponsored Program Services (Job Number: 1700029)

Enhance the university's strategic partnerships with industrial and governmental entities.  Form and lead cross-departmental task groups to develop, negotiate and maintain contractual relationships.  Ensure smooth and responsive service to external partners who provide funding and other types of support and to faculty members, in support of the University's research mission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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