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Job Req ID:  103777

Sr. Programmer Analyst

IT@JH Enterprise Directory and Messaging is seeking a Sr. Programmer Analyst who is responsible for supporting Single Sign On (SSO), Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and coding software programming using Perl, Python and/or Java for Johns Hopkins.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with IT Administrators and customers across the institution.
  • SSO and MFA tools are supported on desktops, laptops and mobile devices running Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. Will be responsible for support of the backend infrastructure.
  • Works with a great deal of independence and limited supervision and takes direction from management.

Specific Devices, Software, Projects

  • SSO tools included but not limited to Imprivata, Microsoft Azure, Shibboleth, SAML, Active Directory Federated Services.
  • MFA tools include but are not limited to the use of certificates, tokens, Biometrics (fingerprint & facial recognition), Push to Approve, Azure Number Matching, Authentication Apps, (WinAuth, Google Auth, Microsoft, etc.), (OTP) One-Time Passwords.
  • Integrating Hopkins SSO and MFA with existing applications, Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) is highly complex.
  • Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications using Perl, Python and/or Java.

Scale/Size Of Area, Project And/or System Supported

  • Desktop SSO is used by over 60,000 systems and Web SSO is used by over 150,000 Hopkins faculty, staff and students, 6,000 guests (Azure B2B) users and 100,000 alumni and retirees.
  • MFA is needed to help secure Hopkins credentials and may be used by all faculty, staff, students and Azure B2B customers. Securing Hopkins credentials which are used 24 x 7 from around the world is highly complex.

On-call Requirements

  • Yes

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Microsoft Azure, Shibboleth, SAML (WebSSO tools) & Azure MFA.
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, etc.)
  • Perl, Python & Java Programming, Cloud Administration (Azure & AWS).
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
  • Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
  • Possesses sound documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.

Work Location

  • Hybrid, Mt. Washington.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must have solid understanding of Windows and Linux Desktops and Servers.
  • Knowledge of Desktop and Web SSO.
  • MFA using tokens, certificates, and one-time passwords.
  • Knowledge of the following Imprivata, Windows Hello for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft MFA, Certificates, Programming (Perl, Python, etc.) SafeNet.



Classified Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: Min $61,070/Mid $83,900/ Max $106,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: IT@JH Enterprise Directory and Messaging 
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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