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System Engineer - Microsoft Technology Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Technology/Information Systems

Position Summary:

The Department of Information Technology Systems & Infrastructure requests applications for System Engineer - Microsoft Technology Specialist. This position will provide assistance, administration, and maintenance for the University's Microsoft O365 cloud and on-premises services. This position will aid campus wide systems and services such as Office 365 messaging, SharePoint, Intune, and Azure AD that are used by all campus students, faculty, and staff. This position will work as part of a team championing the complex IT systems and infrastructure used to support UW-Platteville.

The System Engineer - Microsoft Technology Specialist will also create and maintain the institution's technical infrastructure by performing unique and strategically significant work, finding innovative solutions to highly complex technical needs with complete latitude to devise work approaches to ensure the long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are met under limited supervision.

This is a full-time, benefit and paid leave eligible position with possibility of a hybrid work location. Minimum salary is $75,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Serve as system administrator and subject matter expert for email and communication services including Exchange Online and MS Teams - Participate and sometimes lead IT project teams working to implement, upgrade, migrate, or decommission IT software and hardware used to support the University.
  • Support integrations with Office365, Azure AD, and other Microsoft cloud technologies
  • Maintain system security and access to Office365, Azure AD, and Active Directory related resources.
  • Work with desktop management team to support and integrate MS Intune with existing on-premises tools such as MS SCCM
  • System administration of Windows server systems
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, researches, and resolves issues on unique 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 strategically significant and unprecedented automation, hardware, and associated equipment according to customer specifications to meet unit objectives
  • Plans and coordinates 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
  • Serves as a subject matter expert, unit liaison, and main point of contact for clients, staff, leadership, and vendors
  • Identifies strategic technological and architectural needs and makes recommendations for improvement
  • Additional duties as assigned

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

-BS in Computer Science or related technical field OR five years' of relevant work experience. 

-At least 7 years managing enterprise email and communication systems such as Office365.
-Experience managing Active Directory, Azure AD, and Windows servers.
-Experience working with PowerShell
-Experience providing excellent customer service.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Understanding of current IT Security best practices including O365 Security and Compliance features.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: September 11, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Mike Sherer, 608-342-1445

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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