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Job Req ID:  10357

Senior IT Engineer

Classified Title: Senior IT Engineer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $67,114- $92,218
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 5 days / 7.5 hours 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 11-MD:JH at CPIA Century Plaza 
Department name: 10001507-Energetics Research Group 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering


General Summary

This position provides information technology services for the Energetic Research Group, a Center operated by the Whiting School of Engineering.

Essential Job Functions (ranked by importance or greatest percentage of time spent)

  1. Project lead for multiple simultaneous application development projects for ERG and ERG’s government agency customers.  Establish context, requirements, and then implement solutions, determining platform, coding, and security standards for the projects.
  2. Develop new functionality for existing in-house software applications and websites: Document Library Search Engine, Drupal/WordPress modules like: Small Teams portal application, Subscription Management portal, Customer Management portal.
  3. Evaluate and recommend products/services for maintaining and improving computer systems and network infrastructure.
  4. Develop and implement security standards for the network, servers and workstations.
  5. Administer enterprise databases (MySQL, MS SQL, MS Access), web application (Drupal, WordPress, IIS and Apache), and other application servers.
  6. Configure and maintain Cisco ASA 5525x firewall.
  7. Provide mentoring to LAN Administrator and assist LAN Administrator when they are not available or when there is an overflow of requests.
  8. Maintain office file and application servers (physical and virtual), Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, MS SQL, and Windows HPC cluster.


Minimum of BS in Computer Science or Information Systems.


5 years related experience in server support and familiarity with diverse OSes; experience with commonly used productivity software products (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite); experience with MS Visual Studio and other development suites; ability to work independently in a complex environment with minimal supervision; excellent communication skills.  Experience mentoring junior IT staff.

6+ years of experience preferred.


Industry certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and other vendors are desirable.

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

Prior work experience with Cisco routers, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016, Linux, MySQL, Apache, Drupal, programming languages (PHP, VB, Java, C#, JQuery, Javascript, Symfony), programming tools (MS Visual Studio).  Familiarity with project management and systems analysis & design.  Ability to work with minimum supervision.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Familiar with DoD, NASA, and University computer policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements

  • Standing: Short periods of time.
  • Walking: Often; navigation and egress around office suite areas and in narrow areas for setting computer equipment.
  • Sitting: On average about ½ a work day
  • Keyboarding: Write support documentation, memos, email, researching on the Internet.
  • Lifting:  Some heavy lifting (up to 40 pounds) of computer equipment.
  • Reaching: Retrieve or move computer and other equipment.  Requires safe and proper use of elevation devices (step ladders and stools).

Permanent employment is contingent upon obtaining a U.S. Government personal security clearance consistent with ERG contractual and industrial security requirements. 

Some travel required.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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