IT Support Specialist

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Information Technology Department at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a full-time (40 hrs/week) IT Support Specialist (L1) position at its Budapest Campus.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality personal, telephone and email support, in English, to users who are experiencing IT issues (problems with hardware, software and IT services), as well as ensuring that all the technical equipment works perfectly in teaching facilities (classrooms, meeting rooms, auditorium) and during internal events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installs, maintains IT assets, and administers their life cycle.
  • Acts as an intermediary/primary contact person between users and IT support, collects and records data in the Helpdesk ticketing system.
  • Provides feedback to their supervisor on the typical problems and inquiries that users experience and contributes to the continuous improvement of local IT processes and administrative procedures.
  • Provides support with routine problem cases for users online, via phone and in-person, on general technical and presentation related matters. The candidate will provide IT support with videoconferences, streaming and recording, and audio operation systems on campus during various internal events.
  • Introduces users to the proper handling of interactive displays, wireless content sharing, room controls, online and video conferencing platforms, web base video repository, and digital signage displays for classroom booking info.
  • Prepares documentations, tutorials and how-to materials.
  • Offers training and consultancy opportunities.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Secondary school diploma or a BA degree.
  • Proven work experience in an office environment and/or in a support function.
  • Good communication skills in English (at least intermediate level).
  • Excellent IT skills (Windows, Office, basic network and hardware skills).
  • Accuracy and proactivity.
  • Ability to organize own workload.

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply

To be considered for the position, please submit:

  • CV in English
  • Cover letter

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/058.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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