System Programmer

Code: 15509 Posted: 05/08/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Systems Programmer.

The Systems Programmer and Administrator for the College of Business, Economics, and Computing maintains the information technology infrastructure used by the college faculty and students. An effective and secure infrastructure supports quality instruction, learning, research, and service activities.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Systems Programmer and Administrator performs the following:

  • Maintain and update IT software and infrastructure related to the computer science program including maintaining a sub-network, configuring and maintaining servers, installing software and systems for special projects, configuring software, identifying security risks, performing backup, maintaining end user computers, and testing software.
  • Maintain, update and install software needed for computer science classroom instruction in both the computer science lab and in dedicated computer science classrooms.
  • Assist faculty with the installation, configuration and management of software needed for faculty research projects.
  • Manage and monitor user accounts and enforce policies regarding computer use.
  • Work with faculty to Investigate and purchase new software and technology.
  • Manage student employees that help with IT duties.
  • Participate in relevant department, college, and university meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the computer science department chair and college dean.

Essential knowledge and abilities

  • Understanding of multiple types of hardware including routers, switches, wires, and other essential equipment.
  • Knowledge of common operating systems such as Linux and Windows.
  • Knowledge of various types of networking services such as directories, files, and distributed applications.
  • Knowledge of security maintenance using firewalls, IDS, and antivirus.
  • Knowledge of ISP/Communication Providers and private networks.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues.
  • Knowledge of multiple types of servers.
  • Ability to install, update, and test software.
  • Ability to setup and manage user accounts.
  • Ability to modify and write scripts in a variety of platforms (e.g., Unix, Linux, Windows) to establish accounts, backup servers, and perform miscellaneous tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group including students, faculty, staff, and computer technology service employees.
  • Ability to manage student employees.
  • Ability to learn new software and technology.
  • Ability to work effectively in a group.

Ergonomic Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up computer equipment.
  • Extensive computer use.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or closely related discipline
  • Experience in both a UNIX/LINUX and Windows Environment
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and emails of three professional references upon hire.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Thursday May 22nd, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Janet Mrazek

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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