Schedule Monday - Friday (8:30 - 4:30)
Education Level College Diploma
Career Level Experienced
Senior Technical Support Analyst
Under the direction of the Director of IT, the incumbent will provide general support of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Core Server and Network Infrastructure. The Core FHS Infrastructure consists of Servers, Storage and Network, all of which support Education, Research and Administration for the Faculty. The incumbent will report to the IT Manager, Infrastructure but will be required to work with and take direction from Lead Technical Support.
The Senior Technical Support Analyst provides Level II technical support with respect to software applications and hardware. Responsible for investigating moderate and complex issues by confirming the validity of the problem and seeking for known solutions related to these more complex issues. Participates in project implementation including defining the project, monitoring progress, and assisting in planning the required sequence of activities.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Plan and participate in various projects.
Negotiate and manage vendor contracts.
Diagnose, assess, circumvent, and find remedies for a variety of service incidents that deviate from planned or expected information system behaviour.
Combine investigative, analytical, and design skills with knowledge of hardware and software applications and technology.
Provide technical expertise and functional support for software and hardware package implementations to meet business requirements.
Analyze and evaluate the impact of application enhancements.
Provide expertise and practical assistance in delivering services that comply with established standards.
Identify, evaluate, and prioritize customer problems and complaints to ensure that inquiries are successfully resolved.
Carry out investigative work on a variety of requirements, information flow, and processes.
Elicit additional information from users to accurately diagnose problems.
Implement non-standard solutions and work-arounds.
Analyze and evaluate support reports and make recommendations to reduce potential calls to the Service Desk.
Review and assess systems and software production quality management against established standards.
Evaluate hardware, software, and transmission service alternatives as business requirements change.
Demonstrate innovation in applying knowledge to non-standard situations.
Localize and rectify faults in network connectivity and applications and respond to non-routine user problems.
Analyze, examine, and validate processes.
Interpret technical and procedure manuals for non-technical users.
Set priorities for problem resolution, monitor progress, and apply the appropriate escalation procedures.
Train clients in the use of applications and computer systems.
Provide detailed technical advice and guidance to users, clients, and staff.
Produce technical and descriptive documentation.
Investigate means to improve service levels given technology trends.
Interact with testing team and provide technical input, support, and analysis for software and hardware specifications.
Research, evaluate, and recommend new products and upgrades.
Disassemble and reassemble computers hardware and peripherals using a variety of hand tools.
Handle minuscule and delicate components when repairing equipment which requires precision placement and removal.
Remain current with frequent advances in the field of information technology.
Plan, schedule, and monitor own work within short time horizons.
Organize individual time, work and resources to accomplish objectives in the most effective and efficient way.
Understand and use appropriate methods, tools, and applications to complete work tasks.
Demonstrate a rational and organized approach to work and identify development opportunities.
Absorb technical information when it is presented systematically and apply it effectively.
Use measurement methods to monitor progress toward goal attainment, tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals, while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement.
Ensure that the internal and external customer perspective is a driving force behind decisions and activities.
Follow service practices that meet customers’ and University needs.
Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the University.
Work collaboratively with others to achieve departmental and institutional goals. Actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
Perform a range of varied work activities in a variety of structured environments.
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
Apply and enforce department change control policies and procedures.
3 year Community College diploma in Computer Technology or related field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.
Linux based platforms – Ubuntu, CentOS, SUSE
Microsoft Active Directory / Azure Active Directory
VMware virtualization components (ESX, vCenter, vCloud Director, NSX/vCNS)
Deploying and configuring network hardware (switches, routers, wireless access points, etc.)
TCP/IP networking (Routing, VLANs, IP addressing, DHCP, DNS, Load Balancing, IPsec VPN, etc.)
How To Apply
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Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:
Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679
to communicate accommodation needs.