Client Platform Engineer

Location
California, United States
Posted
12 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Sep 2019
Ref
83851
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Would you like to help shape the future of Stanford’s School of Medicine as one of the most prestigious schools in the world? The Information Resources and Technology (IRT) (http://med.stanford.edu/irt) provides information technology and informatics services in support of the Stanford School of Medicine’s clinical, research and educational missions. IRT’s services include software development, web services, business intelligence, educational technology, data center, data security, IT support and clinical informatics.

The Infrastructure and Engineering Team is seeking an energetic self-starter who wants to make a contribution as a Client Platform Engineer, to drive and support initiatives in the Office of Information Resources & Technology (IRT).  Stanford University is an employer of choice in the Silicon Valley, sitting next to, and interacting with the world’s preeminent high tech companies.  We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional medical, dental retirement and savings options.  This is a culture where you can make a difference working alongside some of the brightest and advanced thinkers in the world.

Our Client Platform Engineer is a full-time, continuing benefits eligible position reporting to the Infrastructure and Engineering Manager.  In this position you will be responsible in managing the Stanford School of Medicine's endpoint platform deployment and enterprise management services. As CPE, you will lead the development and implementation of the tools applied by IRT’s IT Support group to efficiently bring endpoint computers into alignment with Stanford’s security policy and the standard base configuration. In parallel, you will perform the same functions for the School’s enterprise endpoint management infrastructure. Manage 13,500 endpoint computers through automated BIOS, operating system, and application patch management; operating system upgrades; and security configuration.

Duties include: 

  • Design, develop, install, and maintain operating systems, utilities, and applications software on computing systems.
  • Resolve system emergencies with significant impact on the integrity of user data and systems.
  • Design, configure, implement, and maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish software/hardware standards and systems policies and procedures.
  • Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to systems development and integration.
  • Conceptualize and implement systems within broad technical or structural frameworks.
  • Act as a technical expert or lead for local computer system administration.
  • Act as project leader on large-scale computing projects in which strong technical, directional, and personal leadership is necessary; assign and oversee the work of other system administrators as needed.
  • Manage vendor relationships and cost effective hardware and software maintenance agreements with vendors.

* - Other duties may also be assigned 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): 

Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors.
  • Experience coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.
  • Experience developing/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.
  • Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.
  • Expert ability to program in multiple programming languages in multiple operating systems.
  • Proven ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: 

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Exposed to high voltage electricity, noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals.
  • Extended hours and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:

  1. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  2. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  3. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4833
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 83851