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Information Technology Consultant - Information Technology Assistance Center at Kansas State University

July 18, 2014

The Kansas State University Information Technology Assistance Center, Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for an Information Technology Consultant. 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.
 

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
 
 
 
Mandatory Qualifications
·      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 Qualifications 

·      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.)

 

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,900

Applicants must submit:

 

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Detailed resume or vitae
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

 

Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu.

 

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

Screening of applications begins August 4, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.

For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

Background check required of successful applicant.

Web Systems Engineer - Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME)

August 1, 2014

 
The Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME) in Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for a Web Systems Engineer. This position provides services for the application and web development teams, including capacity planning, infrastructure design, and systems/software installation and maintenance.  The Web Systems Engineering team produces infrastructure to provide a reliable and stable environment for application development and deployment.
 
This position is eligible to promote to a Senior Web Systems Engineer.
 
Responsibilities

  • Administer servers including: Apache, JBoss/Tomcat, and others as needed
  • Maintain identical environments on development, alpha, beta, and production servers and ensure proper operation of these systems
  • Develop and maintain configuration management for infrastructure applications and configurations
  • Work with developers to troubleshoot problems on servers in all environments and assist with integration of new code into production systems
  • Develop and maintain tools for automation, monitoring, and capacity planning
  • Manage and maintain secure infrastructure
  • Research new products and technologies and recommend purchases
  • Manage server logs and produce reports for application development staff or clients as appropriate

 
Mandatory Qualifications

  • Associate degree in computer science or closely related field.  Two years’ relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.  (Does not replace additional experience required.)
  • 2+ years’ experience in systems engineering and/or administration
  • Experience with dynamic/interpreted programming languages, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, or shell scripting
  • Experience with automated monitoring and management of complex systems
  • Familiarity with Linux/UNIX/POSIX systems tooling
  • Strong programming skills with emphasis on systems and automation programming
  • Strong troubleshooting/debugging skills in systems and programming environments
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

       
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field
  • Experience maintaining enterprise level Java web application server
  • Experience with RDBMS, JBoss, Tomcat, Samba, Apache, LDAP
  • Understanding of network protocols with emphasis on those relating to web and application servers
  • Familiarity with common open source web service infrastructure
  • Experience with Kerberos, Active Directory, Shibboleth
  • Experience using Chef, or similar configuration management tools
  • Familiarity with principles of web systems capacity planning
  • Experience with virtual machine technology such as VMware, Amazon EC2, Virtualbox, Xen, or similar 


Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience

Applicants must submit: 

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins August 25, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Background check required.