Job Vacancy Systems Engineering Intern (P/T) New York Public Library

Job title: Systems Engineering Intern (P/T)

Company: New York Public Library

Job description: Systems Engineering Intern (P/T)

Department: Information Technology

Employment Type: Temporary

Location: Crystal Building 40 W20th St

Compensation: $15.00 / hour



The IT Infrastructure & Operations Systems Engineering department is responsible for the architecture, planning, implementation, installation and operations of NYPL’s systems and cloud infrastructure leveraging on-premise virtualization and AWS technologies.

We are looking for someone we can count on to:


  • Day-to-day checklist of operational tasks
  • Inventory and documentation of existing systems
  • Scripting of systems engineering functions


  • As you learn how to use certain technologies you will communicate what you’ve learned to your manager.


  • AWS technologies as required
  • Scripting for task automation using Python, bash, PHP, etc.
  • API integrations
  • DB integration as necessary
  • Basic cybersecurity principles and triage
  • Orca, SecurityScorecard, WAF


  • Existing processes that are not fully automated.
  • Initial triage of cybersecurity issues
  • Documentation of triage processes

Some expectations for this role are that within:

1 month, this person will:

  • Be familiar with IT practices and teams, roles & responsibilities
  • Build initial relationships with team members
  • Initial understanding of NYPL’s systems layout

3 months, this person will:

  • Able to write simple automation scripts
  • Able to deploy simple infrastructure to AWS
  • Able to navigate Systems Engineering toolset and cybersecurity tools

6 months and beyond, this person will:

  • Continue to enhance skills of 3-month target
  • Go from simple to more complex automation


  • Work with systems engineering team to accept automation tasks
  • Review toolset at your disposal and learn to use them
  • Automate processes using scripts
  • Perform other tasks required by the team including inventory, documentation, etc.

Required Education, Experience & Skills

Required Education & Certifications

  • Student pursuing Associates or Bachelors degree

Required Experience

  • 0-1 years technical experience
  • Should be familiar with common technology terms and technologies especially operating systems and basic networking.

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Some scripting with any language
  • Foundational networking knowledge

Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No direct supervisory role


Please Note: Effective August 2, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.

Core Values

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work
  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive

Work Environment

  • Office setting

Physical Duties

  • Lift equipment up to 20 lbs

Pre-Placement Physical Required?


Union/Non Union


FLSA Status



  • Travel to NYPL sites as needed

Expected salary: $15 per hour

Location: USA

Job date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 03:21:57 GMT

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