Posting Details

Posting Number A01531
Position Title Desktop Systems Engineer
Position Number E00970
Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $54,900 – $68,650.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Pay Grade


Employee Category Professional staff
Department Client Services
EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff
Position Summary

Our Desktop Systems Engineering team manages the development, operation, and maintenance of enterprise client computing technologies deployed within MSU Denver, including System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Intune, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and Jamf Pro.

Reporting to the Desktop Systems Engineering Manager, you will join two other Systems Engineers focusing on architecting and engineering future solutions to refine and enhance support and services of our client computing environment used by all students, faculty, and staff of MSU Denver. You will be focused on provisioning and managing Apple devices through Jamf Pro and administrating the Citrix environment. You will be at home in this position if you are optimistic, creative, and motivated on developing and automating solutions that apply to the masses. We are looking for a team member that values success, willing to challenge him or herself, is customer service focused and looking for growth.


Systems Administration
Your primary responsibility will be the successful implementation of Systems Administration tasks. Main tasks will consist of administering a Jamf Pro instance and developing configurations to provision Apple devices. You will also package and deploy software through Jamf for both mobile devices and computers, and keep accurate documentation for these activities. You’ll need to write and deploy scripts to handle workstation configurations using languages including batch, shell, and Python. You will also help manage and troubleshoot an existing Citrix environment that hosts virtualized applications for student and faculty use.
Escalated Technical Support Delivery
You will also handle Tier 3 escalation for Mac issues and some Windows when needed. Using our service request software, you’ll update incidents and service requests, while helping our Tier 1 and 2 technicians with a range of complex technical issues and performing root cause analysis.
Research and Development
You will perform in-depth research on technical solutions to existing problems, analyze requirements presented by users or peers, and propose practical solutions. You’ll complete comprehensive testing scenarios for candidate technologies. Finally, you’ll provide recommendations to senior ITS leadership on viability of candidate solutions.
Project Management
You’ll gather structured requirements and analysis to provide design and architectural recommendations. You’ll develop project plans and implement pieces that pertain to your responsibilities. You’ll prioritize efforts, update tickets with relevant activities, and prepare regular project status updates for an executive-level audience.
Other Tasks as Assigned
At the discretion of the Desktop Systems Engineering Manager, you will perform additional tasks and special projects as assigned. Occasional after-hours or on-call work may be required. While infrequent, you may be periodically asked to travel for conferences or training opportunities.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university *
• 3+ years Mac technical support experience
• Experience using, troubleshooting, and supporting macOS 10.13 through 11.0

[*] Candidates who have not attained a four-year degree may substitute eight years of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• 5+ years Mac technical support experience
• Experience working in an information technology environment in a higher education setting
• Experience using and supporting Jamf Pro in a corporate or education environment
• Experience using one or more of the following scripting languages: batch, shell, Python or other relevant programming language such as C, C#, Java, or Ruby
• Experience in packaging and deploying of operating system, software applications, and application configurations
• Experience using Citrix Virtual Apps or Desktops

Posting date 02/23/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 03/09/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Araceli Cortez
Talent Team Representative E-mail

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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