Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology solutions in support of Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and sustainability. With staff across all of Tufts’ campuses, as well as a 24×7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community. We promote a collaborative, flexible work environment, embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage personal and professional development. Learn more about TTS on our website.
The Sr. IT Client Support Specialist is responsible for providing high-end, expert-level Tier 2-3 frontline client support and desktop assistance for Tufts faculty, staff and students as well as advanced technology support and troubleshooting for classrooms and public, instructional, computer and research labs in a multiple building setting across three campuses and support for remote clinics (7 for the Dental School: Canton, Groton, Hogan, Springfield, Taunton, Worcester, Wrentham and 3 for Cummings Veterinary School: Walpole, Worcester, Woodstock, CT). Key responsibilities of this position include responding to a variety of support requests in-person or remotely; performing technical troubleshooting; workstation builds/rebuilds; installing operating systems; software/hardware installs; patching systems and protecting against viruses/malware; and troubleshooting peripheral and mobile devices. In addition, this position will act as escalation point and provide coaching and mentoring for IT Client Support Specialists and other colleagues; provide technical troubleshooting, training, and instructor support on a wide variety of classroom and web/video conferencing technologies; consult with departments to gain an in-depth understanding of their technology needs; provide advanced level support for complex environments (ex. research or clinical laboratories), and situations (ex. security breaches); provide ad-hoc training to the client community; and regularly create documentation to contribute to the knowledgebase. S/he will use available technical tools, such as the knowledge base, remote management suite, and a service-management database, to support their work and will often deal with a wide range of clients with varying levels of computer familiarity. This position will participate in the on-call rotation.