Brown University — Senior Systems Programmer

Job Description:

Brown’s Computer Science Department is seeking a Senior Systems Programmer. The job entails developing new system software and modifying existing software to support the computing infrastructure and services of the Computer Science Department. The scope of this work ranges broadly and may include OS-level systems, web stack and other network services, system administration toolchain components and system-related applications. The Senior Systems Programmer also develops processes for automating the delivery of new, improved or upgraded services using configuration management and orchestration tools.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break, and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays, benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts, and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 1-2 years programming experience required
  • Software design, testing and debugging skills
  • Experience with Linux
  • Ability to debug systems level problems and provide solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

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Job Posting Title:
Senior Systems Programmer

Department of Computer Science

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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