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Senior Research Systems Engineer

Posted on 24 January 2023 by

Company
Harvard University 
Industry
Education 
Location
Cambridge, MA  

Harvard University

Senior Research Systems Engineer
Harvard University Information Technology
61277BR

Position Description

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

This position is responsible for applications and systems in support of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) research community. The specific systems this position will be focused on are often referred to as Operational Technologies (OT) which are technologies that monitor or control things in our physical environment. In the context of research, they include research instrumentation and related applications and infrastructure. It is the first position as part of a collaboration between FASRC (FAS's Research Computing) and HUIT's OT team, and as such is expected to help support the planning for, and evolution of this collaborative effort.
You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical systems and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Act as senior technical contact and consultant for faculty and their teams implementing OT & IoT systems (research instrumentation and related applications and infrastructure) to support their research
• Partner with PIs and their teams to design, spec out, and make recommendations regarding the OT systems needed to support research activities.
• Work collaboratively with the FASRC team to leverage the broader team's expertise in support of design and technology recommendations and more generally, be a key contributor to the FASRC team.
• Ensure the optimal implementation of solutions, by leading or participating in projects involving teams from different parts of Harvard, HUIT, and 3rd party partners.
• Responsible person to ensure these systems are functioning properly, patched and supported adequately. And when issues arise, drive to identify root causes and remediate them.
• Communicate effectively with all parties involved.
• Be a contributor to roadmaps and longer-term plans to support Research OT.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

• 5 years of relevant work experience
• Demonstrated experience with infrastructure support related to network, server admin, operating system support and hardware.
• Experience with Research Operational Technology
• Demonstrated experience in field support in complex environments
• Experience administering both Windows and Linux environments preferred
• Experience working with vendor products and understanding of integration needs with enterprise systems.
• Experience with a programming or scripting languages.
Certificates and Licenses

Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. Additional detail will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing 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 health care 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.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Job Function
Information Technology, Research

Sub Unit

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
Administrative Technology Services

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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