The University of Southern Californiaâs (USCâs) Information Technology Services is seeking a talented Collaboration Engineer with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join its team. As the Collaboration Engineer, you will be an integral member of the Collaboration Technologies team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional information technology problems, improve customer experience, and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.
ITS has embarked on a major digital transformation initiative to continually improve services for faculty, staff, and students in support of USCâs ascent as a leading institution of higher education. The ITS vision aligns strategy, business, and services; affirms ITS cultural values; empowers cross-functional teamwork; embraces world-class best practices; and promotes innovation, excellence, agility, and efficiency. To achieve this vision, ITS is committed to providing a modern technology infrastructure that is resilient and delivers the performance necessary to meet the demands of a growing customer base, training in the latest technologies for its highly productive and motivated workforce, outstanding customer experience, and technology services that are aligned with the universityâs mission to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. ITS is creating a workplace where employees can develop cutting-edge skills, take pride in the services they provide, and have access to the roles and career paths that align to their abilities and potential.Â
We are looking for top talent to join us on our journey.
USCâs ITS organization represents a diverse and talented team, committed to supporting a collaborative culture and delivering secure and innovative IT services, core to the mission of USC. ITS values accountability, excellence, and commitment to exceptional customer experience. ITS strives for a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages employees to do their best work every day and where individuals are recognized and celebrated for their contributions.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angelesâa global center for arts, technology, and international business.Â With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Familyâthe faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to workâyou will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
Come join the ITS team and work as a trusted partner in shaping an environment of innovation and excellence for the university.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of Collaboration Engineer must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Two years of experience in information technology.
Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting various collaboration tools such as Office 365, G Suite, Confluence, JIRA, Dropbox, Qualtrics, and other similar tools.
Experience with system tools such as Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, DNS, and email routers.
Demonstrated ability to create and maintain technical documentation.
Ability to use automation tools such as PowerShell, Unix shell, and APIs.
Experience presenting ideas and solutions in non-technical, business-friendly terms.
Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent service-level agreements, policies, procedures, regulations, and other requirements.
Proven ability to translate large quantities of complex input into actionable outcomes.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse community of colleagues and stakeholders.
Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for the position of Collaboration Engineer has the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc.
Four or more years of experience in information technology.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Collaboration Engineer integrates and supports a broad range of collaboration tools to optimize customer and stakeholder productivity. The Collaboration Engineer works with campus customers, business partners, and key stakeholders in administrative and academic units to provide best-in-class services by identifying and implementing new tools and modernizing existing tools to enhance the customer experience at USC. As a member of ITS, the Collaboration Engineer demonstrates ITS values in action.
The Collaboration Engineer:
Works with key stakeholders across the organization, including vendor partners, to deliver collaboration services. Communicates positively and effectively with others.
Analyzes the need for collaboration tool enhancements by evaluating the effectiveness of current applications. Gathers qualitative feedback from campus customers to inform decisions on new products and upgrades.
Seeks to understand customer and stakeholder needs. Provides troubleshooting support for issues escalated by the Customer Experience team. Develops and maintains tutorials and training resources.
Facilitates innovation and continuous improvement by leveraging the latest in industry knowledge. Takes the initiative to experiment with new ideas.
Keeps current with new collaboration technologies. Continually develops skills, knowledge, and abilities in collaboration technologies. Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and makes recommendations on adoption.
Understands and utilizes best practices to effectively troubleshoot and solve problems. Analyzes highly complex, diverse, and, at times, conflicting data to identify root causes. Makes sound decisions to benefit the organization.
Contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and ITS leaders. Actively embodies ITS values and behaviors including accountability, ethics, and best-in-class customer service. Contributes to a culture of trust and transparency by sharing information broadly, openly, and deliberately.
Supports the vision for Collaboration Technologies. Works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across ITS.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of Collaboration Engineer must meet the following qualifications:â¢ Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. â¢ Two years of experience in information technology. â¢ Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting various collaboration tools such as Office 365, G Suite, Confluence, JIRA, Dropbox, Qualtrics, and other similar tools.â¢ Experience with system tools such as Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, DNS, and email routers.â¢ Demonstrated ability to create and maintain technical documentation.â¢ Ability to use automation tools such as PowerShell, Unix shell, and APIs. â¢ Experience presenting ideas and solutions in non-technical, business-friendly terms.â¢ Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent service-level agreements, policies, procedures, regulations, and other requirements.â¢ Proven ability to translate large quantities of complex input into actionable outcomes. â¢ Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously. â¢ Strong communication skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse community of colleagues and stakeholders.â¢ Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.