IAM Systems Administrator

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 24, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Systems Administrator/Programmer III

Job Description:

The Identity & Access Management (IAM) Systems Administrator provides medium to advanced level systems administration of IAM infrastructure. This position is responsible for designing, operating, and maintaining IT infrastructure with a solid understating of Linux and/or Windows operating system, scripting languages, relational database management systems, directory services, and identity & access management workloads in higher education environments.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Managing infrastructure components that delivers our identity & access management systems
  • Designing and implementing automated workflows to maintain the availability and reliability of critical systems
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders on improving existing workloads and finding innovative solutions to our current challenges
  • Researching new technologies and assisting in business-case preparation for our next big ideas

About UF Information Technology

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UF Information Technology is comprised of eight departments: Academic Technology; Applications, Development, and Integrations; Business Center; Customer Experience and Resource Planning; Data Platform and Analytics; Information Security Office; Infrastructure and Communication Technology; and Research Computing. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit http://www.it.ufl.edu/vp-cio-office/strategic-plan/.

Learn more about UFIT at https://it.ufl.edu/ and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serving a diverse global community. UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.


Full-time TEAMS employees will accrue vacation leave at a rate of 6.769 hours biweekly/22 days annually and sick leave at a rate of 4 hours biweekly/13 days annually. In addition, employees are eligible for ten paid holidays each year.

Vacation accruing TEAMS employees are eligible for four personal leave days/32 hours per year, assuming full-time status, and are intended to give the flexibility to enable units to close from December 26 to 31 when possible, determined on a unit-by-unit basis.

In addition to paid time off, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thought, background, and experience.

Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution.

Every Gator has a part to play, and we invite you to join us as we build a community founded on belonging, inclusion, and the freedom to thrive.

Expected Salary:

$70,000 – $80,000; commensurate based on education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and skills:

  • Technical knowledge of Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Containerization using Docker along with orchestration via Docker Swarm or Kubernetes
  • Understanding of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
  • Public key infrastructure (PKI) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Experience with infrastructure orchestration tools such as Terraform
  • Configuration management tools such as Ansible and/or Puppet
  • Experience with automation using scripting tools such as PowerShell and/or Python using Git
  • Understanding of relational database management systems such as MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and/or Oracle including building SQL queries
  • Knowledge of messaging platforms such as RabbitMQ
  • Managing Active Directory, Shibboleth, Grouper, and Duo MFA infrastructure
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This role will be based in one of our Gainesville offices and may include a hybrid schedule of 3 days in the office (Wednesday required), and 2 days remote.

Applicants are required to submit the following with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No