Professional Technologist II- Department of Geology & Geography 10409
The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Professional Technologist II. The Professional Technologist II role is responsible for providing server administration, software license management, security, network configuration, backup, and student worker management. The position reports to the Director of IT in the Eberly College and also to the Department of Geology and Geography.
In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will:
Maintain security for all departmental IT devices. Research and apply solutions to remediate potential vulnerabilities and exploits.
Design, maintain, and support an enterprise-level cluster of virtualized Windows and Unix servers using virtualization software such as MS Hyper-V or VMWare to support the academic and research mission of the Department of Geology and Geography.
Configure network switches to support server and client communications. Work with College and University IT staff on complex switch and router configurations.
Maintain Windows and Unix server backups and also provide backup space for desktop workstations Windows, MacOS, Unix and mobile OSs. Advise researchers on backup solutions for research computing systems.
Manage student workers and Graduate Assistants/Professional Technologist interns in support of departmental IT resources.
Provide Backup technical support and expert knowledge on server administration to GIS Tech center and other ECAS system administrators.
Solve problems with the department's computing infrastructure, often in time-critical situations.
Maintain knowledge of current and developing hardware and software technologies.
License management for multiple software packages worth over $50 million and key to the department's annual multi-million dollar research mission, as well as the department's strongly technology-oriented teaching mission.
Purchase, install, and maintain software licenses required by the department and other WVU colleges and Health Sciences (ArcGIS; eCognition).
Computer classroom and lab support. Manage equipment and use of the department's five computer teaching laboratories and associated networked printers and other peripheral devices.
Desktop and mobile support. Support G&G faculty, staff, and student desktop computers (MS Windows PC, Apple MacIntosh, and Unix) and related equipment.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required. Degree/certification in technology field preferred.
Two (2) years experience in:
Virtual server software (MS Hyper-V or VMWare)
Unix server administration
Desktop support (Windows and MacOS)
Network setup and configuration
Experience with Geo software (ArcGIS, etc.) preferred.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jan 22, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 158021
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.