Urban Science

IT Operations Infrastructure Associate

UK-SRY-Reading
2 weeks ago(1/2/2018 10:36 AM)
Job ID
2017-3838
# Positions
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview and Summary

The Associate provides local support, with guidance, for the network infrastructure needs in internal and external IT systems or environments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Local Area Network (LAN) and related equipment for assigned office(s).
  • Evaluate network performance data to ensure sufficient availability, to identify network related issues, or determine if alerts are false positives.
  • Respond to requests to configure security settings and grant access permissions for internal staff.
  • Collaborate with application development to troubleshoot issues for client based solutions.
  • Assist with severity 1 issues for client based solutions during production to ensure solution is restored in a timely manner.
  • Install, repair and replace hardware from vendors on physical servers within datacenters.
  • Configure, test, and troubleshoot software to ensure upkeep within ITO standards.
  • Provide back end phone system support relating to connectivity and configuration.
  • Provide input to determine budgeting needs for purchasing new equipment including, hardware for virtual servers, storage space, phone equipment, hubs, switches and related technical equipment.
  • Back up systems/databases, file shares and email accounts and respond to requests to restore data as needed.
  • Create and update technical and/ or procedural documentation on the portal (SharePoint).
  • Actively monitor the global Infrastructure team ticket queue and assign tickets to the correct team member within a specified time frame, ensuring adherence to SLAs (service level agreements).
  • Stay updated on network related technologies and make recommendations for hardware and software products to the team for review.
  • Work with software/hardware vendors on contract renewals, updates and issues.
  • Provide training and knowledge sharing to new team members, ensuring instructions are clearly explained and understood.
  • Proactively communicates with upper management to provide updates and report issues in a timely manner.
  • Works with manager in completing own annual goal setting and performance review in a timely manner.
  • Participate in ad-hoc IT Operations related projects or assignments, as needed.

Qualifications - Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Documentation: Ability to create detailed documentation in a standardized format and follow detailed documentation instructions.
  • Technical Knowledge: Basic knowledge of various technologies required for the specific role (i.e., LAN/WAN, storage and back-up software, Citrix).
  • Time Management: Ability to prioritize competing demands and manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Verbal Communication: Ability to compose and verbally deliver information of varying levels, using appropriate grammar, tone, inflection and non-verbal cues, while also listening to and correctly deciphering verbal communication delivered by others.
  • Written Communication: Ability and capacity to communicate ideas, facts and data in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax and sentence structure. 
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way. 
  • Results Oriented: Ability to strive for optimal results by taking responsibility for timeliness, commitment to task and adherence to performance standards.
  • Ethics & Integrity: Ability to behave in a trustworthy & transparent manner.
  • Teamwork & Cooperation: Ability to work cooperatively with others and be part of a team.
  • Self-Control: Ability to keep emotions under control and to restrain from negative actions or behaviors. 
  • Information Seeking: Ability to gain a deeper understanding of work related issues or events by making a concerted effort to gather information and seek out development opportunities.
  • Initiative: Ability to go above and beyond in order to improve or enhance job results. 
  • Quality Control: Ability to monitor and check work related information and deliverables ensuring high quality and accuracy.
  • Customer Service: Ability to understand and help/assist both internal and external customers and meet their needs.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, individuals or groups, as well as understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives. 
  • Organizational Commitment: Ability and willingness to align his/her own behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a baccalaureate degree in a technical field (computer science, computer engineering, information technology, information systems, etc.) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution. 
  • One to three years of related work experience preferred.
  • ITIL Certification required within 90 days of hire.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond a traditional 40-hour workweek.

 

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