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 August 19, 2016. If you select a position that is no longer active, you will receive a notice that the position is no longer available.

Systems Engineer - Engineering Computer Network (ECN) (Job Number:  1601615) 

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.

Security Analyst - IT Security & Policy (Job Number:  1601661) 

The Security Analyst will provide security incident analysis, response, remediation support and customer support for IT security services. Provide administrative support of security tools and technologies. Evaluate existing security processes and recommend improvements and maintain existing or new documentation. Provide daily monitoring of security data from security tools (i.e., SIEM, IDS, etc.), correlate data and respond appropriately. Track and report events and vulnerabilities to customers and management. Provide vulnerability management support to customers.

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.

Instructional Design Specialist - IT Teaching & Learning Technologies (Job Number:  1601719)

The Instructional Design Specialist position works collaboratively with Instructional Designers and faculty to build courses, develop course content, multimedia, and learning objects that facilitate high quality learning experiences in face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction. This position is located on the Course Design and Development team in Teaching & Teaching Learning Technologies, a division of ITaP, Purdue's central IT organization.

Desktop Support Specialist - College of Science (Job Number:  1601755) 

Provide direct end-user technical support to users in the College of Science.  Install, configure, and maintain system configurations including hardware, software and network connectivity including wireless. Troubleshoot and resolve desktop hardware and software issues. Perform testing on new operating systems, software versions and assess the impact of new software and hardware capabilities. Provide day-to-day technical support for users of department workstations (Windows, Mac or UNIX). Determine ‎software compatibility, equipment needs, required networking file storage needs, etc. Install, troubleshoot and resolve hardware and ‎software issues for new and existing workstations, server connections for the workstations, printers, and peripherals. Serve as a technology support staff team member ‎providing platform independent technical assistance.

Electronics Technician – Chemistry (Job Number:  1601536) 

The Amy Instrumentation Facility in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University has a long standing tradition of assisting faculty in a collaborative manner to develop new and novel instrumentation hardware and methodologies to solve their research and education objectives.  We pride ourselves in applying/developing new technologies to further science.  We have an opening in our electronics team for a highly motivated/self-starting individual seeking to apply their skills in this unique facility.  The successful candidate will serve as an assistant to Amy Facility electrical engineering and scientific staff in the design, fabrication, and repair of scientific equipment / instrumentation that are generally not commercially available. Direct responsibilities include PCB layout and fabrication, scientific instrument calibration / repair, and recommendation / procurement of hardware and electronic components needed in new construction, test fixtures, and repairs.

Technical Operator VIII (Shift 2) - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1601747)

Reporting through Learning Spaces in IT Customer Relations at Purdue University, the Technical Operator will support instructional technology in classrooms and other supported facilities. This includes support for calls from classrooms, direct support of technology in classrooms and support and training of individual instructors in classrooms. The individual will install, monitor, replace or repair classroom equipment. Monitor systems and services and notify appropriate staff during service outages. Maintain awareness of issues with current classroom technology as well as new classroom technologies. Learning Spaces provides design, installation, and support for instructional technology across the entire campus. Technology and room design is constantly evolving to help support active learning styles. This is an opportunity to work with the latest instructional technology, and an entry into a growing and dynamic field.  

Video Technician VIII - IT Customer Relations (Job Number:  1601844)

Our IT Customer Relations department is seeking a Video Technician VIII to join their team. The Video Technician VIII will construct, implement and maintain the video and multimedia production facilities. These include: television studios, distance learning studios, electronic field production, editing, duplication, broadcast networking, live streaming and routing facilities.  As Video Technician VIII, you will be responsible for the operation of live streaming for video and multimedia production facilities. Another duty of the Video Technician VIII is to provide testing and monitoring of live streaming.

Application Developer - IT Application Services (Job Number:  1601845) 

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 Student Life, including Dining & Catering, University Residences/Residential Life, Dean of Students, Rec Sports, and others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.  

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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