Technology Systems Specialist

Stanford University
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Technology Systems Specialist🔍Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States📁Information Technology Services📅Feb 03, 2022 Post Date📅91937 Requisition #Business Title: Technology Systems Specialist

Unit: Learning Technologies & Spaces (LTS)

Stanford University has an immediate opening for a full-time Technology Systems Specialist within Learning Technologies and Spaces. Learning Technologies & Spaces facilitates exceptional teaching and learning. We design, implement, provision, operate, and support an ecosystem of platforms, tools, services, and technology-rich classrooms and learning spaces. Our aim is to provide great experiences for faculty and students in the use of instructional technology and classrooms to create engaging and accessible learning experiences for all our students.

Inclusion and diversity are integral to Stanford’s commitment to excellence. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in their work.

Learning Technologies & Spaces is an integral part of the division of Student Affairs which supports a variety of student experiences inside our learning spaces and outside the classroom in our residences, community centers, student organizations, health center, and career education center. We seek candidates who can support the vision of our unit, work to help establish a new outlook, mission and values, and support Our Most Important Work.

In this role, you will:

    Build, install, configure, analyze, tune, and troubleshoot operating system to achieve optimum performance levels.Resolve difficult system problems and provide consultation or training.Configure and assist in the design of system and network security.Manage hardware, software, and utilities for installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrades of operating systems and workstation environments.Monitor and analyze resource usage to recommend/develop enhancements to system capabilities and performance.Compare, evaluate, and implement new technologies, and integrate systems into the computing environment.Document systems infrastructure for users, support and consulting personnel, and developers.Train personnel who provide support and consulting services to users.Act as liaison with various departments across campus.Facilitate vendor relationships.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:

    Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.Experience with multiple types of operating systems or expert knowledge in one.Experience with managing an integrated computing environment.Extensive experience in multiple programming languages for system development.Experience with networked environments.Experience with network storage solutions.Experience with configuring and maintaining routers.Demonstrated knowledge of security protocols.Ability to manage shared resources and perform moderately complex tasks.Ability to work well independently and as a team member.Ability to train to others in applications and operating system fundamentals.Experience with middleware and infrastructure.

In addition, physical requirements include:

    Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.Frequently sitting.Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions:

    Exposed to high voltage electricity, noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals.Extended hours and weekends.The University requires all staff to be fully vacinated for COVID-19, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation. See here for our policy.

How to Apply:
We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4832
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 91937


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Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

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Student Enrollment

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  • Graduates: 8,897


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  • Nearly 700 major buildings
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  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
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  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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