System Engineer

Posted on: April 12, 2021

The System Engineer will work with the School of Earth, Society, and the Environment IT and CyberGIS Center, and will focus on developing and provisioning cyberinfrastructure solutions for CyberGIS Center. This position will heavily emphasize computational systems operations in support of cyberGIS and geospatial data science projects involving advanced cyberinfrastructure (e.g., high-performance computing, cloud computing, and data-intensive computing), software and data integration from heterogeneous sources, back-end services that scale, and databases.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit

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This is a full-time Civil Service IT Technical Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications must be received by July 26, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included along with software skills), and academic credentials for any degree Associate’s degree and higher including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees if applicable (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.  For further information about this specific position, please contact Anand Padmanabhan, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. 

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.