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Computer & Server Technology Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Network/System Administrator

The Virginia Tech Business & Management Systems (BAMS) Team invites qualified applicants to apply for ourComputer & Server Technology Specialist position.

Job Description

Serve as a technical expert and administrative IT support helping to create a strong information technology foundation for the President, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, and Executive VP and Provost senior management areas. Install, configure, update and maintain servers utilized by offices BAMS supports. Assist the assistant director of computing and server technologies with establishing management standards and practices for computing support, including web development and systems maintenance. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and upgrades desktops, servers, laptops, printers, mobile devices and projection computer hardware and software, for supported offices. Assist with designing automated computer installation processes to reduce install times. Applies anti-virus, operating system and 3rd party updates to prevent security violations. Assists with technology aspects of meeting setup and support. Provides polite, professional, courteous customer service to users. Responds to user needs via phone calls, tickets, and emails. Deals with confidential and sensitive information in appropriate manner and in accordance with university policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field
Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems
Knowledge of mobile computing devices such as iPhone and Android
Experience analyzing problems and designing/planning effective solutions
Knowledge of relational database design
Experience with web programming languages such as and PHP
Knowledge and understanding of business processes such as finance, accounting, and management
Quick learner and willing to research and discover new technology features
Demonstrated ability to interface with end users over the telephone, via email or in person to effectively communicate problem status and resolutions
Good interpersonal, customer support, verbal and technical writing skills tailored to a level appropriate for the intended audience
Ability to quickly solve problems in high-pressure situations
A self-starter with ability to manage multiple, simultaneous tasks and projects
Ability to operate independently and without supervision and with assigned teams to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
Willingness and ability to document knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

Experience installing, operating and troubleshooting desktop and laptop computer hardware.
Experience installing, operating, and troubleshooting servers
Experience with hardware virtualization (Microsoft Hyper-V)
Experience with system administration tools such as BigFix, Microsoft SCCM, Kaseya, JAMF, etc
Experience with ticketing systems such as ServiceNow
Experience working with computers and or servers in an Active Directory based environment
Experience analyzing server or computer log files
Experience in an IT support or help desk environment or related role
Understanding of Amazon Web Services technologies
Knowledge of security software and security issues
Advanced knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot in a logical and systematic manner, problems related to desktop operating systems and hardware, applications, and peripherals

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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