Customer Technology Spec I

Rochester, NY


Serves as a technical lead for the Customer Technology teams. Provides high level hardware and application support, consultation, analysis, troubleshooting, design and operational support for all technology customers. Acts as an escalation point between enterprise technology teams and maintains expertise in current desktop and network technologies, as well as wide range of systems, applications and customized needs in support of all functions. Provides remote and hands-on support for clients with excellent customer service skills.


  1. Provides consulting and technology support for faculty and staff, including setup, configuration and technology management. Provides subject-matter expertise in a broad range of technology services, from end-point security to remote access.

  2. Assists with application and hardware project management during upgrades, relocations and deployment of new technology solutions. Communicates with appropriate user base and employees, sets priorities and manages progression of project implementation. Leads deployment and provides appropriate communication to key stakeholders, coordinating with other IT teams as needed. Participates in enterprise-wide projects and implementations as needed.

  3. Works with external technology vendors to deliver solutions that meet documented business needs. Serves as the primary point of coordination with internal and external parties for all technology-related items, including but not limited to, lighting, AV support, audio and presentation materials. Manages follow-up as appropriate.

  4. Serves as application owner for legacy applications. Responsible for troubleshooting, resolving issues, updates and documentation. Works with customers, vendors and IT teams as required.

  5. Delegates and supervises tasks as appropriate. Maintains documentation of all approved and implemented designs. Uses expert skills to assist in resolving complex technical problems. Researches and develops solutions to new or unknown issues.

  6. Analyzes business requirements and workflows to develop training programs and/or materials for end users, as needed. Identifies opportunities for improvement that will provide users greater efficiency and technology independence. Develops training materials and/or identifies training resources. Provides or directs others in the delivery of hands-on training in one-on-one or workshop-based formats.

  7. Acts as an escalation point when needed. Provides technical support to employees and users related to complex maintenance and/or urgent IT problems.

  8. Tests and evaluates new technology's impact, including ease of adoption, training needs, security, financial risks, etc. Tests new or upgraded technology solutions to evaluate the impact on business operations. Reviews, configures and documents new technology. Determines appropriate, cost-effective resolution and implements. Develops and distributes communications regarding technology changes in their environment.

  9. Keeps abreast of technology trends and technologies and maintains technical skillset. Keeps up-to-date on industry trends and the regulatory environment to anticipate upcoming or future business needs.

Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Associates Degree in a related discipline

  • 5 years of relevant experience required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Ability to travel between business sites required

  • Advanced level of PC and Windows expertise and understanding required

  • Proficiency in MACs and other IOS devices, handheld devices and other peripheral devices required

  • Advanced understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, including design, hardware and protocols required

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills. Ability to diffuse difficult situations and maintain calm and professional required

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, including the ability to lead a team required

  • Experience in conflict resolution and negotiation required

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment required

  • Logical thinker with advanced problem-solving abilities required

  • Demonstrated project management abilities preferred

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All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $55,955 - $78,336 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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