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 If you select a position that is no longer active, you will receive a notice that the position is no longer available.

Instructional Developer - Purdue Polytechnic Institute (Job Number:  1600294)

Responsible for clearly describing and identifying the current and future state of traditional and online curriculum. Drive and lead activities associated with the development, evaluation, assessment, and internal operations of academic programs, courses, and/or product lines primarily in technology and general education. Provide professional and consulting services to faculty and instructors of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, by collaborating with faculty and instructors on development projects in areas such as: course and curriculum development, instructional design, and integration of technology tools in teaching and learning, and evaluation of instructional outcomes and competencies.

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.

Temporary Web Developer - Honors College (Job Number:  1601501) 

To maintain, build content for and update all websites and web presence of the Honors College and produce digital content for the Honors College. 

Systems Administrator - Liberal Arts Administration (Job Number:  1601564)

Opportunity to work on challenging, interesting, and varied new projects. Provide research consulting and resource development for faculty needs, in an effort to help solve problems that enable their research. Manage and perform daily infrastructure operations. Maintain and monitor virtual servers and software. Plan, schedule, and carry out preventative hardware and software maintenance, as required. Manage data port activations, changes, or deactivations as approved. Monitor ticketing system for escalated or network issues. Work to ensure all data protection, privacy, storage, and archival laws, policies, and guidelines are met; continually monitor, research, and devise defenses for network threats (both internal and external). Collaborate with all CLA (College of Liberal Arts) IT staff to support over 1600 computers, as well as convey threat concerns and defenses. Manage server logs and trends looking for possible attacks and/or intrusions. Manage and operate robust software and OS management and update systems for PCs and Macs.

Executive Director, IT Infrastructure Services - Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (Job Number:  1601535)

Reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology & System Chief Information Officer, the Executive Director, IT Infrastructure Services will design and execute a strategic vision coupled to the IT strategic plan ‎for the University's infrastructure services. Oversee activities relating to the engineering, design, development, implementation, testing and overall technical support to insure the IT infrastructure services environment meets the business needs of the University. These services including multi-platform hardware and operating systems, high performance computing, data center facilities, messaging, database administration, storage, and networking and telecommunications and represent both cloud based and on premise services. Develop, ‎review, and oversee the execution of the objectives, policies, and procedures to ensure that the ‎information systems ‎and ‎services provided are secure, cost effective and of the highest quality. ‎‎Manage IT resource requirements to ensure ‎appropriate balance between tactical and ‎strategic demands and asset's full life cycle value is achieved. Provide technical leadership to the University in the ‎use of infrastructure services, network architecture & ‎operation (both LAN & WAN) and telecommunications to improve the ‎University's processes and data ‎management. Provide technical leadership in designing, implementing and operating the supporting grid components and platforms of a high performance computing environment. Ensure that operational credibility is maintained at all levels within the organization.

IT Relationship Manager - Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT) (Job Number:  1601516)

Build and sustain relationships with the College of Agriculture faculty and staff to enable their research, teaching and/or engagement efforts through collaboration, alignment and IT service delivery. Work with the IT enterprise by assisting faculty/staff through IT processes, delegate and/or guide activity to service providers and/or project managers, and own the activity to ensure delivery of service.

Manager, Research Support - Research Computing (Job Number:  1601466) 

The Manager of Research Support will provide technical leadership and direction  to create, implement and manage research user support; including implementation of communication methods to reach all components of the user community and for situations ranging from routine to crisis communications. Work extensively with the user community to maintain the highest level of service and satisfaction.  Oversee and assure the success of projects that reinvent the processes and standards used to repeatedly produce substantial improvements in customer service for research computing services including implementing performance metrics and standards. Collect feedback on user needs, potential use case scenarios, and user priorities to be integrated in the future direction of research systems support.  Implement tactical plans to best serve research faculty needs.  Serve as liaison to faculty groups and departments through proactive engagement.  Work closely with faculty members and department heads throughout Purdue, other IT directors, and peers at other institutions.

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.

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.

Site Specialist - College of Health and Human Sciences (Job Number:  1601439)

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). Primary focus is to facilitate accomplishment of each department's mission or strategic plan through the application of information technology resources. Oversee information technology resources and plan for future computer and information technology needs for ADMIN, NUTR and HTM. Direct and advise ADMIN/NUTR/HTM department heads on their computer needs and budgeting requirements, and make strategic decisions to meet those needs. Serve as liaison between the faculty and staff of each department and the technical services staff within the School or University.

Associate Director of Operations, AgIT - Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT (Job Number:  1601418) 

Implement the Colleges of Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT) and Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) Information Technology (IT) high-level strategy. Provide high-level direction and oversight of day-to-day tactical operations for IT organizations in AgIT and PVM. Establish, champion and achieve organizational goals. Develop and re-engineer operational processes. Communicate operational strategy across the organization. Develop and monitor performance metrics. Drive continuous process improvement/ITIL maturation. Assist with oversight and management of AGIT/PVM IT project portfolio and related processes. Provide oversight of departmental project management efforts and associated processes. Direct department managers, academic department IT leads, directors and/or project team leads to assure resource coordination and completion/implementation of projects and services. Supervise three to six team managers. Represent the department at high-level operational meetings, committees, project teams, etc. Collaborate and partner with peers across the enterprise (e.g. other colleges, ITaP units, advisory groups, etc.). Inform and influence IT operational procedures and policy. Facilitate cross-team collaboration and communication. Foster a culture of customer satisfaction.

Desktop Support Specialist - College of Liberal Arts Administration (Job Number:  1601272)

Responsible for coordinating and providing technical support services to faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts. Coordinate services to install, upgrade, and support use of hardware, software, peripheral devices, and other technologies; develop and implement new uses of information technology to enhance academic, instructional, and research activities; maintain operational support for College networking systems; act as a liaison between College customers and other campus technology organizations. Work with a team of information technology staff to provide services to College faculty, staff and students.

Project Manager - West Lafayette - Office of VP for Information Technology (Job Number:  1501731)

The Project Manager will provide expertise in managing small and medium single projects to successful completion and may provide assistance with management of larger projects. These projects may be contained within a single unit or span multiple business units. Assumes responsibility for projects with modest business impact. Projects managed are typically 6-12 months in length and involve individual technologies, vendors, or functions. This posting represents two vacancies.

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

Data Center Technical Coordinator - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number: 1601115)

The Data Center Technical Coordinator is responsible for the installation, upkeep and coordination of server hardware and related components for University data center facilities. Plan and forecast data center machine space locations for new and existing equipment. Provide a stable and sustainable continuity of hardware providing the foundation for all open-systems data center platforms. Serve as the point of contact for data center parts inventory and maintain that inventory and purchase server hardware systems, components and services. Work very closely with the various groups in ITaP to ensure systems hardware needs are met and standard configurations utilized within the data center environments.

IT Service Delivery Manager - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1601135) 

Working under the direction of the Director, Customer Service & Quality Assurance, the IT Service Delivery Manager will champion the ‎implementation, management ‎‎and use of Availability Management, ‎Capacity Management, ‎Problem Management, Continuity Management, Financial ‎Management and ‎‎Service Level Management. Manage, implement and administer Service Level Agreements for ITaP as ‎negotiated by IT management to insure compliance and ‎satisfaction of all agreed upon commitments. ‎Develop policies, procedures, reports and metrics ‎for measurement against services being provided to ‎ascertain compliance with service level agreement. ‎Evaluate opportunities for additional services, which can ‎be ‎provided to clients to minimize impacts of change activities on computing services and reduce recurring ‎‎problems. ‎Coordinate with divisional service management ‎‎‎representatives to implement a ‎comprehensive service ‎management support program to standardize ‎‎processes relative to ‎the ITIL framework. Work with divisional units to improve ‎existing operational processes. Provide ‎mentoring to ‎‎divisional service ‎management ‎personnel, process owners and process coordinators ‎within ‎ITaP. Establish ‎critical functional ‎objectives, ‎determine major ‎tasks and monitor ‎performance to ensure ‎compliance with ‎established ‎expectations in the areas of ITIL ‎‎service management ‎support disciplines‎. Participate in the ITaP ‎Change Management Advisory Board representing the service level requirements of ITaP's customers.

Service Desk Specialist - IT Customer Relations (Job Number: 1601268)

The Service Desk Specialist will address technical issues to ensure a quick restoration of service or proper escalation. Provide real time escalation points for customer, technical and administrative issues. Provide tier 1 remote desktop support and work with tier 2 desktop support staff to escalate advanced issues. Follow up on all trouble reports. Proactively generate technical documentation in the form of knowledgebase articles.

Video Engineer - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1600570) 

The Video Engineer will work independently to carry out needs assessment, 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. Monitor ongoing projects and work load to ensure projects/tasks are on schedule and will meet customer objectives. Develop and implement proactive preventative maintenance procedures to avoid problems. Provide communication and coordination with management.

Database Administrator - IT Infrastructure Services (Job Number:  1600686)

The Database Administrator is responsible for the creation, support, and administration of Oracle, SQL & MySql databases on UNIX and ‎Windows platforms. This position will recommend and establish standards, policies, and procedures for database construction and use, and programming and application administration. Responsible for providing design recommendations and expertise regarding the integration and architecture of commercial application packages, databases and relevant applications. Responsible for identifying and recording gaps between business requirements and product functionality and alternative work arounds based on technical feasibility. Implement, ‎troubleshoot, and maintain various database environments, including tuning, ‎maintaining, and integrating the physical database structures for the most efficient utilization of the environment. Responsible for the specification and development of custom tools and utilities to extend applications; maintaining monitoring and data gathering systems for reporting and performance forensics purposes. Maintain an understanding, and then apply current technology trends within the industry to the university supported systems.

Student 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. Recommend and implement standards, policies, ‏and procedures to achieve agreed upon service levels by tuning, maintaining, and supporting a breadth of application infrastructure. This position is responsible for providing design recommendations and expertise regarding the integration and architecture of commercial application packages. Responsible for identifying and recording gaps between business requirements and product functionality and alternative work arounds based on technical feasibility. Responsible for the specification and development of custom tools and utilities to extend applications. Will maintain, monitor and gather data gathering systems for reporting and performance forensics purposes. Work in a team environment that values camaraderie.

SCCM Administrator - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1600219)

The System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Administrator's duties entail the creation and maintenance of SCCM packages, collections, advertisements, queries, and inventory.  Software packages include creation of base desktop configuration.  Monitor, maintain and administer the local SCCM site infrastructure and participate in the monitoring and administration of Global SCCM Infrastructure.  Provide regular status reports and maintain documentation for standard operating procedures.  Perform routine SCCM and Active Directory administration tasks.  Research, test and train other staff on use of new systems management technologies. 

Data Analyst - 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.

Instructional Designer - IT Teaching & Learning Technologies (Job Number:  1501542) 

The instructional designer (ID) position provides professional services to faculty and staff to support the teaching and learning mission of the university. Provides one-on-one professional and consulting services to faculty and instructors in the design and development of hybrid and fully online courses. Collaborates with faculty and instructors in areas such as course development, media development, instructional design, and assessment and evaluation of instructional outcomes. Supports the work of the transformation course design. Develops and supports training activities for best practices for the use of instructional technology tools.  

Educational Technologist - IT Teaching & Learning Technologies (Job Number: 1600101) 

The Educational Technologist will work with faculty, staff, and students to identify, analyze, and explore the teaching and learning technology needs of the university identifying instructional gaps. Recommend pilot technology initiatives and as successful recommend transitions of these initiates to the organization. Proactively collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to implement pilot technologies using research methodology. Assist faculty, staff, and students in the usage and best instructional practices of the pilot technologies.

Desktop Specialist - Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT) (Job Number:  1502497) 

Responsible for installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all client Windows and MAC hardware as well as all software used within the organization across the College. Act as a mobile helpdesk; quickly visit a client at their location to restore or enhance productivity. Ensure the stability and continuity of client and network operations. React quickly to unexpected and emergency situations requiring prompt evaluation of problems and actions to resolve the problems.

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