Senior Computer Systems Specialist

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

ID: 7114602
Posted: October 25, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About This Role:

This position does typical hardware and software support and also oversees the cloud-based tools that are extensively used across the OVPR and University. It provides strategic value on business continuity by maintaining existing systems while identifying potential new software solutions. This position is instrumental in the development and implementation of new software and technology solutions to support university research demands. The position leads the technical requirements for several new Software As A Service (SAAS) solutions and works closely with vendors, such as Microsoft. The position has responsibility for ensuring appropriate security standards for all systems within the central research enterprise and must work collaboratively across the university, particularly with central IT areas, and with external vendors to ensure critical controls are maintained while driving the project to successful completion.

Why Join Us:

ORD, formerly known as the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the university by supporting and administering activities involving extramurally sponsored programs. Staff in our office manage internal seed grant programs and limited submissions, and they also provide a range of services that help faculty:

Find funding opportunities and collaborators
Polish proposal writing skills
Apply to specific funding programs or submit to specific agencies such as NSF, NIH, and USDA
Manage teaming and logistics and diversity/education plans for larger, multidisciplinary submissions
Develop data management plans
and more!
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a high school diploma and three to four years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Three years of relevant experience with on premises and cloud-based systems
Knowledge of Power BI
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

Online Application
Three Professional references
Cover letter
Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by October 30, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

51,500 - 66,929 Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.