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IT Consultant-2 Positions - Information Technology Assistance Center-Kansas State University

June 30, 2015

Job Summary:

This position works as a part of a team that provides support for more than 1900 workstations and a variety of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) in administrative department and academic departments across two of the university's campuses as well as the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas State Research and Extension which include county offices across the state of Kansas. The network environment includes the following platform components: Windows 7/Windows 8, Windows Active Directory and Apple Mac OS X.

Qualifications:

Mandatory:
• Bachelors Degree, or three years of related coursework or employment experience in information technology
• Three years’ experience in a desktop support, help desk, and/or technical support environment
• Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the configuration and administration of desktop operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OSX workstations) for users in a multi-user LAN environment
• Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of Windows applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and file manager software on Intel-based desktop computers in a multi-user distributed network-computing environment involving one or more LAN servers
• Extensive knowledge and experience with workstation hardware (installation, configuration, troubleshooting, repair and understand the relationship between the hardware and the operating system)
• Experience working in a fast-paced work environment, assisting staff with varied technical and business systems needs
• Analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot system problems
• Manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paces, highly technical environment
• Effective written and verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical IT issues to a non-technical public
• Demonstrated strong customer service skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Must be able to exercise individual judgment on solutions to problems, technology recommendations and service assistance

Preferred:
• BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, plus one year of experience in electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications. Five years of experience can be substituted for this qualification
• Hands-on training and/or experience in supporting user access to Windows Active Directory environment.
• Extensive knowledge and use of more complex Window-based applications, such as databases in a multi-user environment
• Experience with desktop management, such as Microsoft System Center Configuartion Manager
• Experience working in a higher education environment
• MCSE certification
• Broad experience with mobile devices and the support of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.)

Responsibilities:

Technical - Software & Operating Systems:
• Install, configure, and maintain software applications and operating systems
• Troubleshoot software configuration and usage problems
• Assist end users with questions and problems
• Train end users on proper use of software
• Make recommendations to customer departments and users for applications to fulfill business functional requirements. (Due to the diverse functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, a highly complex group of software applications must be supported)
• Design installation procedures for the deployment of software applications for end users
• Install server-based applications to be used in a typical client/server relationship.
• Comply with state, university, and departmental policies regarding installation and use of software applications
• Comply with vendor license requirements for software applications and operating systems
• Provide support for mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) and their integration with university systems such as email, calendaring and contact sync
Technical - Hardware:
• Install, configure, and maintain computer and peripheral hardware to include hardware repairs, upgrades and printer repairs
• Adhere to state, university, and departmental policies regarding hardware maintenance and use
• Make recommendations to customer departments and users for hardware based on analysis of functional requirements and compatibility with existing hardware and software
• Provide hardware repair for printers across campus

Work Request Coordination:
• Coordinate and assign work requests to the student technicians
• Determine priority for work requests and schedule appropriately within existing work conditions and quality of service parameters
• Document solutions to reported problems for future reference by the PC/Network Technicians
• Train PC technicians on current hardware/operating systems/software applications for installation, configuration, and troubleshooting procedures
• Devise improvements in the PC support operation, including improvements in technical procedures, technical training, collecting and organizing technical information, improvements in the use of incident management technology, etc.
• Work directly with customers to maintain a high level of service and address their
needs, as well as keep customers informed of developments and issues pertaining to their incident or request

Distributed Application Deployment:
• Deploy distributed applications to the university staff
• Provide technical support for the client workstations by either collaborating with local technical support or by providing necessary support to complete the delivery and operation of the distributed applications

Research and Development:
• Research new technologies
• Produce reports for management analyzing the feasibility of new products
• Make recommendations for future hardware, software applications, and operating systems by analyzing the functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, while considering compatibility with existing hardware and software configurations

Benefits:
This position is a regular, 12-month, full time, benefits eligible position and reports to the iTAC Client Services Manager. The salary range is $40,000 - $45,000 and includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid leave, retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Refer to the benefits summary (http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html) for additional information.

How to Apply:

Screening begins July 13, 2015. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following information to the individual listed below: cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position, resume, and the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and relationship of three professional references.

Contact Information:
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu.
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.

Network Systems Analyst - Network & Telecommunications Services-Kansas State University

July 16, 2015

JOB SUMMARY:

To assist the networking team in the areas of design, modification, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation of a large enterprise network. This position will include both design and management responsibilities for Cisco routers, switches, and wireless infrastructure, and will work collaboratively with IT units and the campus community to provide a stable, robust, and secure network environment at K-State.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Mandatory:
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree plus three years’ experience in designing and managing large, enterprise-scale networks
• Demonstrated knowledge of the OSI model network fundamentals; specifically, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing
• Demonstrated knowledge of network protocols; e.g. TCP/UDP, ICMP, SNMP, ARP, and routing protocols
• Demonstrated proficiency in the configuration and troubleshooting of enterprise-level switches, routers, and wireless controllers
• Strong analytical skills
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours

Preferred:
• Experience in design, implementation, and management of a large enterprise Cisco-based network, with specific experience on Nexus 7000 and 5000 platforms, and Catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750, and 2960 platforms
• Current network certifications, such as CCENT, CCNA, CCNP
• Experience in network support of data center converged infrastructure technologies, such as VMWare, Cisco UCS, 1000V virtual switching, and storage.
• A minimum of two years’ experience in the design and maintenance of 802.11 wireless networks, utilizing Cisco or Aruba controllers
• Demonstrated ability managing network support services, such as DHCP, TACACS, syslog, and Network Access Control
• Demonstrated proficiency managing and utilizing network monitoring and troubleshooting tools, such as Nagios, Cacti, SolarWinds, QRadar, Wireshark, and log analyzers
• Experience with IPV6 conversions
• Experience with project and change management practices

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage Network Infrastructure and Related Systems
• Participate in the planning, design, modification, maintenance, and documentation of a large enterprise network, including core and datacenter technologies, wired and wireless edge infrastructure, and other critical network services
• Support the enterprise network at Kansas State using best practices to maintain a production environment 24 hours/day, 7 days a week
• Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco switches and routers, and Aruba wireless infrastructure in routed LAN/WAN environments
• Troubleshoot existing infrastructure as needed, and take corrective actions to eliminate problems as they occur
• Provide documentation so other IT staff can assist with maintenance/support

Participate in Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting
• Employ monitoring tools to identify network issues, monitor network utilization, and make recommendations for future growth to eliminate potential bottlenecks before they occur
• Assist the Network team in traffic optimization, including QoS, multicast, video-streaming and other technologies

Conduct Research and Analysis
• Evaluate and recommend new and evolving network technologies, and make recommendations when applicable to support the university’s mission
• Work with end-users to evaluate new technologies that require network support

Assist with Security Issues
• Assist with securing campus IT resources and responding to security incidents
• Work with the IT Security Office to implement security policy and respond to security incidents

BENEFITS:
This position is a regular, 12-month, full time, benefits eligible position and reports to the Network Manager. The salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 and includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid leave, retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Refer to the benefits summary (http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html) for additional information.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its
employees. Background check required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Screening begins August 3, 2015. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following information to itsemployment@k-state.edu: cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.

Software Developer - XTEC (Lenexa)

July 20, 2015

XTEC is looking for one or more candidates to join a small team of developers building cloud-based web / mobile applications for use by internal and external customers. Candidates chosen to join our team will be involved in all aspects of application development. From front-end UI design to back-end database development and integration with frameworks for security, testing, reporting, etc., our team members get involved in ever aspect of the software development cycle. In short, we are offering an opportunity to gain a huge amount of experience and get an amazing amount of responsibility in an astonishingly short amount of time.

If we still have your interest, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in programming and be self-motivated and a fast learner. If you have experience in Java development and frameworks like GWT, Spring, Hibernate, GXT, and / or Vaadin, and experience with SQL and databases such as MySQL or Postgres on the back-end so much the better. And extra credit if you have a familiarity with AWS. If you don't have experience with any of these specific technologies, just show us what you know. Intelligence, motivation, and the ability to roll up your sleeves go a long way towards success.

Our offices are located in Lenexa, Kansas near the heart of the Kansas City metro area. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and 401K; but more importantly, we're offering the right candidate(s) a great opportunity. Become a member of our team and join a challenging, fast-paced work environment with a great family atmosphere. To submit your resume, please email Julie Drake at julie.drake@xteconline.com, and let's get the ball rolling!

June 15, 2015

Xpanxion currently has several positions available in Manhattan, KS including:
.NET Developer
Java Developer
Senior Java Developer Lead
Software Development Engineer in Test.

You can see the full listings, descriptions, and apply online here: http://xpanxion.theresumator.com/apply

Website Coordinator, K-State Global Campus - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

June 12, 2015

Kansas State University seeks applicants with work experience in developing and maintaining websites and knowledge of the web as a marketing tool. Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience is required. Excellent administrative, collaborative and communication skills are essential.

Position description and application procedures posted at http://global.k-state.edu/about/employment/.

Call 785-532-5644 or email doadmin@k-state.edu for more information. Screening begins July 1, 2015.