Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
The Infrastructure Engineer for the Administrative IT department within the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is responsible for maintaining and protecting the internal computing infrastructure of DCE, working with other Infrastructure team members.
- This position will be a key member of the team responsible for managing the On-premise Windows and Linux servers, VMWare, firewalls, IPSec, and other security measures used to protect DCE's information and interconnect our various locations.
- The position will be a member of the Server and Network Administration team for DCE administrative systems, primarily Linux, and OS X including servers, computing appliances, and network devices such as routers and switches.
- The Engineer will work with other DCE stakeholders, both within Administrative IT and in other business units, to ensure smooth operations, meet compliance and availability goals and plan for further expansion for DCE administrative organizations and processes.
- Minimum of two years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Knowledge of configuration and maintenance of IT infrastructure systems within an enterprise environment
- Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
- BA/BS degree in computer science, engineering or related field.
- Three plus (3+) years of experience managing and configuring a small to medium enterprise production Windows & Linux environment.
- Two plus (2+) years of experience managing and configuring multiple firewall and/or UTM appliances, preferably Check Point devices, in a production environment.
- Four plus (4+) years of IT experience including at least one year of experience in network management.
- Two plus (2+) years of experience developing and maintaining systems administration tools with one of the following scripting languages: Perl, Python, or Ruby.
- One (1) or more years of experience managing systems and networks in an AWS environment. Experience with VMWare/HyperV is desired.
- Experience with Active Directory/LDAP is preferred.
Certificates and Licenses
- Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other healthcare individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. DCE is currently trialing hybrid workplace models with a minimum of 2 days per week on campus. DCE may adjust these as necessary or appropriate.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
A cover letter highly encouraged for consideration.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 17,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 11,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering nearly 100 short noncredit programs to more than 3,000 participants annually.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year; prorated for part-time employees
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Salary Grade: 057
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About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.