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IT Technical Lead

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 3157933
Title: Faculty Assistant
Functional Title: IT Technical Lead
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ENGR-Civil-Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Would you like to join a growing software development team leading the field of big data analytics in the transportation sector?
The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) within the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Maryland is the premier transportation information analysis, visualization, and user interface design laboratory in the country. Our products and services are used by thousands of public officials, consultants, and public safety agencies. We produce an integrated suite of tools providing situational awareness for emergency managers and data analytics for decision makers.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Serves as the Technical Lead of the IT Team. This is a technical position responsible for design, development, implementation, and optimization of physical and virtual infrastructure consisting of four large data centers (300+ servers) and two development labs (100+ workstations). This position requires strong knowledge and experience with networking and administration in a mixed environment with Windows and Linux systems.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Oversee and guide a team of systems administrators and network administrators performing day-to-day maintenance and operations at the CATT Lab.
• Execute hardware move to our new state-of-the-art data centers.
• Lead design, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of the CATT Lab network spanning four data centers and two development labs.
• Lead design, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of the CATT Lab physical and virtual infrastructure including 300+ servers, 100+ workstations, and associated network and storage equipment.
• Break down, prioritize, and delegate tasks for the team and ensure on-time delivery.
• Proactively document and report progress to management.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience running and maintaining a 24×7 production environment.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience leading IT teams.
• Strong knowledge and experience with Linux (CentOS, RHEL) server administration.
• Strong knowledge and experience with network design, implementation, and optimization.
• Ability to effectively delegate work, follow up, and provide progress reports.
• Ability to effectively create and maintain documentation that describes server and network configurations such as network diagrams, hardware configurations, and more.
• Familiarity with network and security concepts.
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills.


• Experience with Hadoop strongly preferred.
• Experience with VMware.
• Experience with Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.

Additional Certifications:

Server and/or network certifications are a plus.

Additional Information:

Questions about the position can be directed to Tom Jones at

Posting Date: 03/15/2017
Closing Date: 05/15/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 04/15/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office setting

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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