Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The focus for this position will be on supporting the identity access management (IAM) system and Application Delivery Controller. The IAM system is exceptionally critical, as it is the foundation for the University's security architecture. This system maintains users' identity information and controls user access to all University systems. This includes on-premise applications like the Human Resources system and the Financials system, as well as cloud-based services like Canvas and the Library. The IAM system is a very large and complex system with several components. Two of the most visible components are the LDAP directories and the Shibboleth identity provider. LDAP is a critical service that is used to control access to the University's most important applications and Shibboleth Identity Provider is an important component of the Single Sign-On solution providing SSO and Federated SSO.
Duties include maintaining industry standards, applying security patches and upgrades to all components of the University's identity access management system. This position is also responsible for integrating new applications with our enterprise access management systems and maintaining existing integrations.
Day-to-day activities will include:
- Configure applications to work with enterprise load balancers, Single Sign-On (SSO) servers, network equipment and computer security. - Configure application server components and the network protocols all in a highly available clustered environment (especially HTTP, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories, Java Message Service (JMS) Messaging, and Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Connection Pooling). - Manage and configure applications servers that encompass configuration modifications to support new applications that include setting up new JMS/MQ resources, database resources and lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) resources. - Manage and configure enterprise service bus(ESB) and the RESTful web services environments . - Responsible for performance monitoring and optimization of individual components as well as the entire request path from load balancer through the database. - Install/renew of Secure Sockets License (SSL) certificates. - Use industry standard build and deployment to manage deployments as needed. - Perform capacity planning for application servers and recommend future system requirements. - Research, analyze, develop custom or recommend new technology solutions and standards to support the integration needs. - Adopt industry best practices and apply them to Boston College's application Servers. - Plan patches and upgrades. - Follow SAS requirements and audit procedures. - Ensure systems are secure and protected. - Manage project plans, help deliver various project artifacts, and track assignments on large projects. - Provide leadership (technical and non-technical) to project team members both within and outside of IT. - Determine the impact of system changes and/or new functionality on the user community. - Automate installation, deployments of applications and web servers configurations using scripting languages. - Work closely with customers to deliver state of the art business solutions.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Senior Middleware Systems Administrator: Hiring range 90k - 112k 5+ years of experience working with middleware to include installation, configuration, and administration as well as deployment experience.
Middleware Systems Administrator: Hiring range 75k - 92k 3-5 years of experience working with middleware to include installation, configuration, and administration as well as deployment experience.
Associate Middleware Systems Administrator: Hiring range 70k - 76k 1-3 years of experience working with middleware to include installation, configuration, and administration as well as deployment experience.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or technology-related field
The person working in the position needs knowledge of the following: - Strong knowledge of Linux OS - Computer networks and technologies especially in highly available, clustered environment - Strong scripting and programming skills and a working knowledge of automation tools like Ansible. - Various IAM technologies like: LDAP, Active Directory, Shib, MicroFocus Access Manager and Identity Manager & Server to server session encryption Web browser to server session technologies like: HTTP/HTTPS, Extensible Markup Language (XML)/JSON, Restful API's - Maintaining software and introducing changes in a large enterprise environment.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.