Systems Engineer Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119447
Title: IT Network Engineer
Functional Title: Systems Engineer Email
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: DIT-EE-Network & Communications
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The position of Email Engineer requires the candidate to perform a variety of technical, planning and project tasks for the Engineering team and the university’s enterprise email system. The engineer will be responsible for email and collaboration services and tools used in the administration, configuration and support. The engineer will be responsible for providing integration services for systems such as mail relays, Ironport, listserv, bulk mail and collaboration tools with existing systems, such as the phone system and G Suite.

Knowledge of email systems is mandatory, as is in-depth knowledge of mail forwards, spam prevention and data loss mitigation as well as email related network protocols (SMTP, IMAP, POP, RFC 2822, RFC 5321), an in depth knowledge of AD and LDAP based directory authentication services.

This position also involves planning, designing, and implementing unified communications and collaboration infrastructure projects. The engineer should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Project management skills are desirable. This engineer is expected to be the project manager/lead on a portion of the department’s projects. This includes meeting with the stakeholders, gathering requirements, pulling in resources within the team and outside in order to coordinate their efforts, create and present designs, oversee the implementation of the project and handoff support to the Operations Organization. Documentation is a critical component of this position. Design documents will contain diagrams, purpose statements, stakeholder requirements, test plans, required personnel and hardware resources, costs estimates and schedules.

This position requires an understanding of Unix, Email and telecommunications services. This position also requires an understanding of deploying existing and new services to the end user population.

This position requires presentation skills so that the individual can create and present designs and training material to medium size audiences (< 50). This is a critical component of the position as the individual will be required to market the department solutions to the stakeholders. These presentations may involve public speaking, utilization of current technology tools such as video clips and social networks and/or written communications.

This position requires the mentoring of junior personnel within the organization. This can involve a considerable amount of effort and time. This involves training, shadowing, guiding, and reviewing of work. It may also involve the engineer’s time to assist in the duties of the junior that he/she is mentoring to ensure the work/troubleshooting is being performed properly.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in IT or relevant technical degree or equivalent experience.
Must have six years experience with building enterprise platforms and services
Two years of experience in Unix administration.
Two years experience scripting manipulation sendmail and unix systems.
Two years experience with LDAP
One year experience in Ironport
Experience with Federated Single sign on systems such as CAS and Shibboleth
Understanding of email related network protocols (SMTP, IMAP, POP, RFC 2822, RFC 5321), an in depth knowledge of LDAP based directory and authentication services

Excellent communication and presentation skills
Flexible and able to quickly switch between projects
Deadline-oriented with prioritization excellence
Strong attention to detail
Credibility through knowledge and expertise
Effectively communicates concepts with various levels of the organization
Professionalism and ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
Computer proficiency including experience using
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Service Now


Experience in a higher education environment is preferred, but not required.

Experience in email forwarding services
Experience in use of Service Now
Experience in working with G Suite and integration to Cisco.
An in depth knowledge of AD

Additional Certifications:

Related certifications are desired.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/04/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/28/2018
Physical Demands

Predominantly operates in an office environment though significant periods of time will be spent in computer room and communications equipment spaces for installation, testing, and troubleshooting. Some work (less than 5%) requires moving and lifting of heavy communications equipment.

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

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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