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A/V Systems Architect

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 330100 - Information Tech Infrastructure
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

A/V Systems Architect is a position under the administrative supervision of the Manager of Instructional Media Technology. Specific activities include design, programming, and support of A/V components and control systems in instructional and conference/huddle spaces in an enterprise environment; coordination and planning of enterprise level A/V projects; and digital signage support and integration.

Salary Grade:  17

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Design A/V systems using enterprise components for classroom and conference/huddle spaces.
2. Develop and maintain custom A/V control systems and user interfaces using Crestron enterprise components.
3. Assist in support and maintenance of installed A/V components and control systems.
4. Monitor and evaluate systems for capacity planning and problem resolution and make recommendations to preempt and/or solve problems as indicated.
5. Assist with the management and support of MSU’s digital signage environment.
6. Evaluate, test, and recommend new A/V hardware and software.
7. Manage and coordinate enterprise scale projects as assigned.
8. Provide technical support to other ITS units and to the MSU community at large.
9. Meet regularly with other members of ITS to discuss current issues and future plans.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field.
Five years of experience in design, implementation, and support of complex audio/visual systems for instructional environments.

• Proficiency in one or more high-level programming and/or scripting languages.
• Proficiency with Crestron based A/V control system programming and components.
• Experience with Ethernet and TCP/IP.
• Experience with network protocol analysis/interpretations.
• Experience with structured cabling systems.
• Experience with supporting Windows based computers in an enterprise environment.

*When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional experience toward the education requirement at a rate of one (1) year of relevant experience per year of required education.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Current certification as a Crestron Certified Programmer.
• Programming experience with PowerShell.
• Programming experience with PHP, Java, and Perl.
• Experience with implementation, operation, and support of complex H.323 and SIP-based interactive video environments.
• Experience with management of large-scale A/V system installations.
• Experience with digital signage system design and integration with enterprise systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Well-developed interpersonal communication skills.
2. Strong written and verbal communications skills.
3. Ability to plan and organize.
4. Personal initiative.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Ability to visit construction sites and non-ADA accessible work areas is required.
• Job occasionally requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Vision requirements: ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
• Sitting: required to be able to sit for long periods of time, as typical days will involve sitting at computer consoles or sitting in meetings.
• Dexterity and visual acuity: required to be able to use computer screens and keyboards and manipulate small devices and parts.
• Hearing requirements: Ability to hear and respond to telephone conversations.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:  http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by attaching a cover letter and resume which includes the names and addresses of 3 professional references. We will accept applications only from persons with indefinite employment authorization in the U.S., and will not sponsor for nonimmigrant or immigrant status for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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