How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, in one page or less, please let us know how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skills. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (because of system limitations).


Information and Technology Services (ITS) is looking for a Security Systems Administrator Senior/Intermediate to join the Information Assurance department within ITS. As part of a growing, high performance team with expanding responsibilities, you will work in a very collaborative environment to improve the security posture of the University’s most sensitive and essential assets and provide security services for university systems. You will report to the Design and Engineering Manager.

You would support commercial IT security-related applications such as Splunk, Humio, CyberArk, Passwordstate, request tracker for incident response (RTIR), and provide some support for custom developed applications such as Michigan Intelligence for threat negation (MITN) and sensitive data discovery (SDD).

For more information about ITS, please visit our website:

Who We Are

ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and promoting university wide innovations. ITS works together to provide cohesive digital experiences and seamless support to the U-M community. For more information about Information Assurance, please visit our website:

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and Parental Leaves
  • Vision and Dental Insurance


You will support existing commercial and open source applications to support IA’s mission including:

  • Apply system updates and patches
  • Maintain a secure and stable system configuration
  • Monitor system health and performance
  • Evaluate and propose improvements to IA tools and capabilities
  • Troubleshoot user issues
  • Provision and configure use of tools to meet user requests

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years application administration experience
  • Understanding of server infrastructure, including TCP/IP networking, virtualization environments or enterprise application delivery
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages, scripting languages and automation platforms such as Ansible
  • Experience with fundamental information security concepts including: Authentication, Authorization, Encryption, and Firewalls
  • Experience facilitating and communicating to others at all levels of an organization to move toward a common goal

Desired Qualifications*

  • Linux command line experience
  • Experience with fundamental security related practices including: Risk Management, Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, System and Application Hardening, and Identity and Access Management
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools such as GitLab

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Normal amount of sitting, average mobility to move around an office environment; able to conduct normal amounts of work at a computer; travel to different locations on and off campus. May require on-call availability and may require working during non-business hours and on weekends.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.