Senior Physical Security Systems Engineer

Updated: about 9 hours ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Senior Physical Security Systems Engineer in the IT Department. If you are looking for an opportunity to work on beautiful suburban campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.  At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  We also offer generous paid time off. If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition remission.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

The Senior Physical Security Systems Engineer is responsible for the design, configuration, testing, installation, monitoring and maintenance of the complex Brandeis video surveillance system, access control systems, and related components. This includes, but is not limited to video cameras, recording servers, and access control infrastructure. The position includes working with non-ITS staff as well as outside vendors in delivery of public safety security services. This position is complex in nature, dealing with complicated and integrated IT systems, working all areas of campus including senior leadership, and direct oversight of multiple third-party contractors and vendors on a daily basis.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the configuration, operation, monitoring and maintenance of public safety security systems and infrastructure. This includes troubleshooting and resolving public safety security system issues and service requests submitted via trouble tickets, email, voice mail and/or reported by monitoring software.

  • Responsible for the design, testing and installation of new/upgraded public safety security systems and services, ensuring the reliability and recoverability of the public safety security systems by implementing and testing best-practice configurations and fault-tolerant designs.

  • Act as on-site technical point of contact for public safety security systems requiring outside vendor participation, including but not limited to campus video surveillance, access control, energy management, and card access.

  • Represent ITS, public safety security systems, and network interests and provide technical specifications with regard to Capital Projects and other non-ITS projects that may occur.


  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • 5-8 years of related work experience is required

  • Must have extensive experience managing camera surveillance systems preferably in Milestone.

  • Must have experience managing or administering access control systems.

  • Must have experience overseeing the work of contractors and 3rd party workers.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans.  Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations.  Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society.  Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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