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The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and  employs more than 40,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System institutions’ combined headcount enrollment is approximately 165,000. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world. Learn more about the UW System at

The Office of Learning & Information Technology Services (OLITS) is dedicated to supporting the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning mission of the UW System institutions. OLITS staff have responsibility for systemwide collaboration and enhancement of six major areas of Information Technology: 1) overall systemwide IT planning, 2) technology for teaching and learning, 3) support for major IT infrastructure and administrative systems, 4) wide area networking issues, 5) library automation and collections enhancement, and 6) research and development in emerging technologies. In addition, OLITS develops and supports information technology systems and services that allow UW System Administration staff to perform their responsibilities effectively and efficiently.


Creates and maintains the institution’s technical infrastructure by performing moderately complex systems engineering work for non-routine and varied problems to ensure the long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are met under general supervision.


Major responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Identifies, troubleshoots, researches, and resolves routine issues on varied systems, platforms, networks, and applications to ensure system security, confidentiality compatibility, and functionality according to policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Designs, installs, configures tests, and maintains routine and varied automation, hardware, and associated equipment according to customer specifications to meet unit objectives
  • Assists with the planning and coordinating of system logistics, workflows, upgrades, and system security and affiliated procedures
  • Documents and disseminates deployed systems, system upgrades, or changes to the appropriate entities according to established policies and procedures
  • Installs firewalls, host and client access mechanisms, permissions, and user accounts


  • 1 or more years of experience configuring and managing server operating systems in a virtual environment
  • Experience working as a member of a technical team providing IT support for an organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or another related field
  • Experience working in multiple areas of infrastructure support (Linux/Windows system management, VMware, Veeam, identity management, storage, etc.)
  • Experience writing and maintaining scripts for infrastructure automation
  • Experience building and maintaining technology systems in accordance with national and local compliance standards and requirements.
  • Experience developing and documenting technical operating procedures.


The UW System is required to conduct a criminal background and sexual harassment check for final candidate(s) prior to employment.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. 


The Systems Engineer II/III is an academic staff/exempt position. Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $60,000 – $85,000, commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.  Official Title and salary will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications and related experience. Multiple positions are expected to be filled with this recruitment.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. UW System employees receive an excellent benefits package. To learn more about the benefits package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through Friday, August 12, 2022.

  1. Go to the UWSA Applicant Portal to submit your materials online.
  2. Select the appropriate applicant portal, either External Applicantsor Internal Applicants  and click on the position title that you want to apply for.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to include your salary expectations when asked in our applicant tracking In addition, please be sure to upload ALL THREE of the required documents: resume, cover letter, and references as PDF files. Failing to include any of these documents may disqualify your application.
    1. Your cover letter MUST specifically address how your education and experience relate to the position and qualifications. Be sure to emphasize the areas outlined under “Minimum ”
    2. Your reference page should include the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references with at least one being from a current or previous
  4. Include a statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. Please note that in the absence of any statement regarding confidentiality, we will assume you do not wish to have your application held in confidence. The UW System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
  5. Submit your application.

University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Questions may be addressed to: Sarah Wilson, HR Business Partner, at