PayPal Now Hiring: Only Geeks Need Apply

PayPal is now hiring, but unless you’re a real tech nerd, you probably wouldn’t even know how to apply.

I was on the PayPal website yesterday and was checking out the HTML code of their home page.

Hidden in code was the following text written as a programmer’s notation on the page:

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The only link to the jobs page on the PayPal site is at the very bottom of the site in the last line of the footer in small print.

Of course, they are probably interested in hiring more than just geeks and nerds who would read through the HTML of their website, but still it’s a clever way to announce career opportunities.

Job Opening: Technology Coordinator at Scattergood Friends Quaker School

Summary of Position

Scattergood seeks a part-time technology coordinator to begin employment on July 1, 2015.

The school is able to consider this position with other part-time work with the school.

The technology coordinator’s duties incorporate three main areas of responsibility:

  • support for student and staff technology use on campus
  • managing and maintaining the campus network
  • managing and maintaining school-owned information technology hardware

Application Contact

Those interested in applying should contact Thomas Weber by email to TWeber@scattergood.org.

About Scattergood

Established in 1890, Scattergood is an extraordinary Iowa City area college prep boarding and day school known for its progressive academics, organic farm, and prairie. [More…]

Mission: Scattergood Friends School challenges students with a college-preparatory curriculum, farm experience, a shared work program, and community living in the spirit of Quaker faith.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop a system to be responsive to student and staff needs primarily involving the maintenance and management of 60 computers in 1:1 laptop program with Acer laptops running Windows 7 and 8

  • Ability to upgrade and phase-in new software and hardware
  • General troubleshooting
  • repair and rebuild in timely fashion

Maintain campus wireless network to ensure smoothly operating internet access and work to meet demand for increased bandwidth

  • Access-point and router configuration and troubleshooting
  • Working with internet provider to evaluate connections

Configure and maintain Watchguard Firewall

  • updating policies
  • setting up users
  • traffic monitoring

Manage the school’s Google Apps environment

  • Setting up users/groups and troubleshooting as needed

Work with office manager and academic dean to train teachers to use online grade book (RenWeb)

Setup and maintain peripherals like printers, 3D printer and projectors

  • Provide teachers with ideas and support to incorporate innovative technologies into their classroom practices.

Maintain an orderly work environment and technology office

  • Keeping an accurate inventory of supplies
  • purging of old materials
  • ordering of new supplies

Contact and effectively use outside consults/resources.

Develop and utilize with the Head of School a multi-year technology plan and budget

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ability (with high levels of social intelligence) to be responsive to diverse constituent requests.
  • General knowledge of local computer networking
  • Basic understanding of computer anatomy/repair
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-directed working habits
  • Experience working with technology support in a professional setting

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Job Opening @UIOWA: IT Support Consultant

[Tech Jobs]

Summary

The University of Iowa has a job opening for an IT Support Consultant within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Technology Services group, which is affiliated with the larger Information Technology Services organization on campus.

Click here now for details on the job opening.

About Work at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is considered by many to be one of the best employers in the nation with regard to exceptional benefits, competitive pay, world-class healthcare, career advancement opportunities, a nationally recognized fitness facility, and an exceptional working environment.

About Living in Iowa City

Many people who have traveled the world, come to Iowa City and make it their home. The community has a lot to offer which is why Iowa City is repeatedly recognized as one of the best cities in the nation to live.

Click here to read more about why Iowa City is exceptional.

Videos

Below are some videos about the University of Iowa and the Iowa City community.

About the University of Iowa

A short introductory video.


World’s First LEED Platinum Certified Data Center at the University of Iowa

A video produced by HP about our world-class LEED Platinum data center.


Our Moment: The University of Iowa

A 20-minute video from 2010 covering various aspects of campus life and work.


The University of Iowa Campus from a Student Perspective

Videos showing more about the campus from a student perspective.


Tech Job Listing: UIOWA, Instructional Technology Analyst or Consultant

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(Source: Jobs@UIOWA Listing 63690)

Position Title INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY ANALYST OR CONSULTANT
Advertising Ends on: Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Advertising Started on: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Organization: Information Technology
Department: ITS-Instructional Services

Salary: $43,000.00 to Commensurate
Pay Grade: 4A

Description

The Information Technology Services (ITS) organization, a campus-wide provider of technology services for academic, research, and service missions, is seeking to fill a full time position in the Instructional Services department. The person in this position is an integral part of a team that works with campus course management system, lecture capture, student response systems, digital media solutions, web conferencing, wiki, and online interactive courses.

This position provides project management, consulting and support for software and enterprise instructional technology services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:

• Providing direct user support, consultation, guidance and training to technical and non-technical users for complex enterprise level instructional technology applications.

• Communicating changes in hardware and software in supported teaching and learning tools to the campus community.

• Providing leadership for medium to large scope projects and services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the IT Support Analyst (PIC1):

• Experience, typically 6 months-1 year, providing technology support in an academic environment

Basic level proficiency with:

o Experience supporting information technology

o Experience working on cross-functional teams

o Experience providing customer service to technology users of varying abilities

o Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; the ability to explain computing concepts to non-technical staff

o A proven track-record in helping support technology projects

o A proven track-record of completing projects

o Working proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

o Proven record of technical curiosity and problem solving skills

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the IT Support Consultant (PIC2) in addition to above:

• Working level proficiency with:

o Professional support experience (typically 1-3 years) providing technology support in an information technology environment

o Experience supporting educational technology

o A proven track-record in initiating and managing technology projects

o Experience creating and presenting training sessions for instructional technology applications within one-on-one, small group and large scale training sessions

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the IT Support Analyst (PIC1):

• Basic level proficiency with:

o Knowledge of or assisted with creating and presenting training sessions for instructional technology applications within one-on-one, small group and large scale training sessions

o Experience supporting technology in a higher educational setting

o Experience leading instructional technology projects

o Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies

o Knowledge of current trends and issues impacting academic technology in higher education

o Experience updating online content via a content management solution

o Experience with lecture capture tools (such as Panopto, echo360, Tegrity, etc.)

o Experience with course management systems (such as Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard, etc.)

o Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (or equivalent web, photo and image editing software)

o Experience evaluating new and emerging technologies and their potential applications specific to teaching and learning

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS for IT Support Consultant (PIC2):

• Working level proficiency with:

o Experience supporting technology in a higher educational setting

o Experience leading instructional technology projects

o Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies

o Knowledge of current trends and issues impacting academic technology in higher education

o Experience updating online content via a content management solution

o Experience with lecture capture tools (such as Panopto, echo360, Tegrity, etc.)

o Experience with course management systems (such as Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard, etc.)

o Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (or equivalent web, photo and image editing software)

o Experience evaluating new and emerging technologies and their potential applications specific to teaching and learning

o Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Computer Science, Library Science or other related degree

PROFICIENCY LEVELS are defined as:

• Basic – Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations (as noted below in requirements). This proficiency level typically applies to the IT Support Analyst (PIC1).

• Working – Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations (as noted below in requirements). This proficiency level typically applies to the IT Support Consultant (PIC2).

Great Job/Career Opportunity – Requires Advanced Microsoft Word Skills

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Summary

This is a great opportunity to work with an award winning professor of law who has provided education and training to health care agencies, programs and facilities in over thirty states and the District of Columbia.

Work Required

You’ll be providing assistance with the final formatting and layout of a lengthy report that includes numerous tables and charts. The document will need an appendices, table of contents, and appropriate use of styles for headings to provide automated updating of table of contents.

Timeframe

This assignment will begin in the second or third week of December and may run several weeks. Additional work may be assigned.

Pay

Pay is negotiable.

Location

Computer and office space in the Iowa City area are provided.

Application

Those interested should send an email to technology@resourcesforlife.com or complete the form below.