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UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW Medicine, and research operations around the world. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
The Senior Operations Support Specialist of Customer Service & Support is responsible for providing customer contact and support through incident management, request fulfillment and provisioning of IT services within the context of the UW Information Technology Service Center by partnering with UW-IT service teams in the development, design and delivery of those services to the UW community; providing frontline support for monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting on University mission critical administrative, academic and research computing systems; providing limited support for UW-IT’s state-of-the-art data and telecommunications network environment supporting three campuses, UW Medicine, and research operations around the world; and collaborates with UW partners to develop strategic customer solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology or related degree program
Minimum of three years' experience working at a Service Desk or a Network Operations Center providing both request fulfillment and incident management process support.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills for technical and non-technical customers, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Ability to manage varied workload within time constraints, including appropriate escalations when appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills driven by a desire to empower customer success.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
ITIL Foundations certification and familiarity with ITIL concepts such as service desk function, request fulfillment, and incident processes.
Experience with data networking terms and concepts.
Experience with collaboration and productivity applications/tools/software (ex. ServiceNow, Google G Suite , MS Office, Confluence wiki, Sharepoint).
Familiarity with computing operating systems such as Linx, MS Windows, Android and IOS.
Experience in a major higher education, research, and/or medical/healthcare organization.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The Senior Operations Support Specialist will be working in a 24x7x365 operational environment and must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and non-standard work hours as scheduled. The general working hours for this position will be Monday - Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. The Senior Operations Support Specialist will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and may on occasion work a different schedule on an ad-hoc or semi-permanent basis. Required to be in an on-call rotation and to respond in a timely and appropriate fashion when contacted to ensure adequate shift coverage or service support during unexpected events. Work in an open office environment with daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization contributing to collaborative team work focused on problem solving. This is an essential position and is required to report to work when the UW suspends operations. Remote/Telework options are available for this position's work schedule.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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