Research Engineer/Scientist I - IT
Michigan Technological University - Houghton, MI

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Position Information

Position Title
Research Engineer/Scientist I - IT

Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)

Position Type

Full-time/ Part-time

Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%)

Appointment Term
12 Month

Pay Type
Salary Basis

Salary or Hourly Rate
Negotiable Based on Experience (No less than $60,000)

Position Duration Dependent on External Funding?

Title of Position Supervisor
Research Scientist II
Position Summary Information To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary
The Research Engineer/Scientist I – IT provides general support and administration of MTRI computer networks and computer systems. Provide support and administration of classified computing systems. Provide computer software development support to research and development programs. The position is based at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
1. Maintain MTRI’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and establish an IT policy.
2. Provide support and administration of computer networks and computer systems.
3. Act as Information System Security Officer ( ISSO ) for closed area computing facility.
4. Interact with Michigan Technological University’s IT infrastructure and personnel to provide interoperability, compatibility and compliance with University policy and infrastructure.
5. Provide recommendations to MTRI administration regarding MTRI IT hardware maintenance and improvements.

Required Education (minimum requirements)
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)
Three years experience in computer/network support and administration.
Three years experience administrating Linux and Windows platforms.
Experience maintaining Windows servers.
Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance, which requires United States citizenship.

Desirable Education and/or Experience
Experience as ISSO , ISSM or equivalent in a Secret/Top Secret level facility.
Experience with COMSEC procedures.
3-5 years experience administrating Linux and Windows platforms.
Experience with large data storage facilities.
Experience with high-performance computing systems.
Experience with evaluating and purchasing IT hardware and software.
Experience with audio-visual and multimedia equipment.
Experience writing and maintaining research grade code.
Experience programming with one or more programming languages, such as C/C++, Python, and shell scripting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Ability to communicate with management and staff regarding policy and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

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Posting Type
Internal & External Posting

Internal Posting Date

External Posting Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

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