Application Specialist

first_imgPosting Details Job TitleApplication Specialist Application Instructions Department Code36301-1600 About the Syracuse area LocationSyracuse, NY Job CategoryStaff In addition to completing an online application, please attach aresume and cover letter. Qualifications Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable Responsibilities Experience with NetSuite Enterprise system preferred andmaintenance of an enterprise solutions. Strong problem-solvingskills with an emphasis on software knowledge, installations anduse. Experience with go-live and post go-live preferred. Experiencewith People Soft preferred. General understanding of internetprotocols including DNS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP Experience with databaseadministration, including configuration, design performancemonitoring, security, troubleshooting, backup and data recovery.Experience with cloud services. Skill to interact and communicatepositively with other staff and customers. Ability to create clearand effective policy and disseminate the information. Skill andability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines in acalm professional manner. Knowledge and ability to effectivelyutilize equipment in daily routines as well as unforeseenemergencies. Monitor all the software application required for the successfuldaily campus store and retail operations. Collaborate with systemprovider to ensure proper integration of the applications. Workclosely with provider and related vendors to troubleshoot problems.Maintain and respond to help ticket system to address performanceissues. Develop test plans to verify logic of new or modifiedapplications. Install and monitor required updates to keep systemrunning optimally. Maintain system documentation, formulate, anddefine system scope and objectives based on changing user needs.Understand the workflow and process requirements of business unitsrelated to the application. Provide advice and training to endusers. Analyze and revise existing system logic difficulties anddocumentation, as necessary. Maintain compatible system hardwareand suggest upgrades as appropriate. Install, or upgrade systemsoftware where appropriate provide routine automation; maintainsecurity policies; troubleshoot; train or supervise staff; or offertechnical support for projects. Work collaboratively with the staffof ITS and Data Systems of Auxiliary Services where appropriate tomaintain university compliance and security. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. Physical Requirements Job TypeFull-time Job #036763 FLSA StatusExempt Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. Job Posting Date01/19/2021 Full Consideration By Staff LevelS4center_img Quick Link Tools/Equipment Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Monitor all the software applications required for the successfuldaily campus store and retail operations. Collaborate with systemand software provider to ensure proper integration of theapplications. Work closely with provider and related vendors totroubleshoot problems through resolution. List problems forcorrection and monitor the point of sale system and requiredsoftware applications. Document and analyze potential correctiveactions and communicate with vendor and affected staff.Troubleshoot and repair devices that could include networkswitches, routers, printer servers, remote access services, andcloud services. Direct vendor to ensure proper integration of theapplications.Plan, coordinate, test and communicate changes, upgrades,maintenance schedule and new services required for optimal systemutilization. Develop test plans to verify logic and workflow of newor modified applications. Install and monitor required updates tokeep system running optimally. Maintain system documentation,formulate, and define system scope and objectives based on changinguser needs. Understand the workflow and process requirements ofbusiness units related to the application.Manage appropriate hardware keeping it up to date and functioningwith required software, suggesting upgrades as appropriate.Install, or upgrade system software where appropriate promoteautomation; maintain security policies; Evaluate current proceduresand practices for accomplishing department objectives and developand implement improved procedures and practices.Oversee and maintain access controls and security clearancesaccording to store policies and procedures. Provide advice,guidance and training to end users including full, part-time andstudent staff. Troubleshoot; and offer technical support forprojects. Offer best practices standards. Monitor system usage toensure proper utilization and maximum success. Analyze and reviseexisting system logic, as necessary. Set up administrator andservice accounts including use of hierarchy and restrictions basedon necessity and security. Regularly develop training sessions withthe introduction of new or updated software.Work collaboratively with the staff of the University’s ITSdepartment and Data Systems of Auxiliary Services where appropriateto maintain university compliance and security of the system.Ensure our campus wide integrations are transferring correctly andwith accurate timely information. Compile and monitor agreementsneeded to purchase additional equipment or for licenses renewalsand collaborate with appropriate university officials.Maintain current knowledge of relevant and emerging technologiesand business processes. Review the governing regulations to ensureproper store support. Responds to events that could potentially bea security threat to the store, personnel, and property. Managebackup process and perform data recovery as needed. Log and trackservice requests in the established ticketing system, prioritizeand escalate jobs as required. College Degree preferred in a related field, such as computerscience, information technology, electronics engineering, orcomputer engineering. 5+ years in the computer related field withStrong and expert proficiency with MS Office applications, hardwareand software maintenance. Experience with Business OperatingSystems required. Oracle NetSuite Enterprise System preferred.Point of Sale ( POS ) experience preferred. Experience in a fastpaced retail environment a plus. CampusSyracuse, NY Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit DepartmentBookstore-Main Pay RangeCommensurate with Experience Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Job Description Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community About Syracuse University Hours Application Deadline EEOC Standard University business hours8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Specific Qualifications Message to Applicantslast_img read more

Should scientists experiment with highly contagious pathogens?

first_imgThe current controversy about the wisdom of conducting experiments with pathogens that are genetically engineered to be more contagious presents a unique opportunity to set an effective precedent on the issue of biological experiments that carry large-scale risks, according to a Foreign Affairs article co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.In the August 31, 2015 article, Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard Chan School, and co-author David A. Relman of Stanford University noted that the U.S. government suspended funding last October for so-called “gain-of-function” research on avian flu. In such research, more contagious forms of the highly pathogenic flu would be created in the laboratory so that scientists could learn more about the genetics required for a flu strain to cause a pandemic.The authors have been outspoken critics of such research, arguing that it poses great risks—most notably the possibility of a lab accident or deliberate misuse of extremely contagious and virulent pathogens, and that the benefits of such research could be achieved by alternative, safer means. That’s why the government imposed its funding moratorium, which is coinciding with an international deliberative process that aims to assess the risks and benefits of the research. The authors argue that the risks of future biological experiments, involving new techniques of genetic modification in which a laboratory accident could harm whole human, animal or plant populations, will be even more controversial. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Asia Cup Asia Cup 2018: India vs Hong Kong | Men in Blue play minnows in campaign opener today

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The fourth fixture of the Asia Cup takes place on Tuesday, September 18 when India kick-off their 2018 Asia Cup against minnows Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Hong Kong were outmuscled in their opening fixture against Pakistan losing by eight wickets. Hong Kong opted to bat first and got off to a very decent start, but some inexperience and good quality Pakistan bowling halted any forward momentum that they had built up. Pakistan were able to bowl Hong Kong out for just 116 and then proceeded to chase down the total in 24 overs with only two wickets down.ALSO READ: India vs Pakistan Special Contest – Join now to win exciting hampers!India are fresh off a three-month long tour of England will be looking to get back into white ball mode after a 4-1 Test series loss, which came on the back of a 2-1 ODI series loss.A very busy schedule means some of the more experienced Indian players are rested, so MS Dhoni is back in the mix while Rohit Sharma will be stand-in captain. With the focus back on Dhoni after the team disappointed in England, the ‘Men in Blue’ will still be looking to him for guidance ahead of the World Cup.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna awardIndia should get over this little bump in the road with ease as they gear up for the huge clash against Pakistan on Wednesday. The Indian players will be looking for good performances as these ODIs will be counted as full internationals and the statistics will count towards their career stats.Players to watch: All eyes will be on Dhoni as he creeps towards the end of his career. A good performance in this Asia Cup will silence some of his naysayers. Ehsan Khan is the leading wicket-taker for Hong Kong and should be a key bowler in this game. His right-arm offbreaks picked up Hong Kong’s only two wickets against Pakistan. He currently has 27 wickets in his 14 matches.Stat attack: India and Hong Kong have played one ODI back in 2008 which India won by 256 runs and have a record five Asia Cup titles along with Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue won the last Asia Cup which was held in a 20-over format in Bangladesh in 2016. last_img read more

Marriott beach parties’ shutdown

first_img…as hotel files court action for noise nuisanceOne day after the announcement was issued to the public that a ban had been imposed on the hosting of social events at the Marriott beach front, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson disclosed that the Government was left with no other choice after being issued with a lawsuit by the five-star hotel for noise nuisanceA section of the beach in front of the Marriott Hotel that is used to host social activitiesAccording to Minister Patterson during the sitting of the National Assembly on Monday, approval will not be granted “for the area which lies between Fort Groyne and Camp Street to be used for activities that could generate noise above permissible levels”.In a statement issued by the Public Infrastructure Ministry, it was noted that the area will not be used as a venue for entertainment and/or social and other events which involve the use of loud audio and video systems, including those installed in motor vehicles; and for events “characterised by crowd generated noise”.This is in keeping with Government’s recent drive to clamp down on operators and business owners who facilitate sounds that exceed the provisions stated in the Guidelines for Noise Emission into the Environment.The Ministry’s statement outlined that the organisers are now “duly notified” of the annulment of their approvals, and that organisers are “advised” to use alternative venues and operate with the relevant regulations for use in public spaces.However, the enforcement of these measures has not been sitting well with many sections of society, especially the business community which sponsors and hosts the very events that are being curtailed.Sources close to the Marriott have informed this publication that visitors staying at the hotel would often leave during the hosting of any event, due to the noise levels. The reliable source noted that the hotel is on the losing end when this happens, since guests will have to be compensated. Meanwhile, president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, in an invited comment on the matter, said the matter is a “small issue” to warrant a comment from the entity.The Private Sector Commission has however called for reasonableness in moving forward with the matter.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Aman has revealed plans

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAman has revealed plans to open its third property in Japan, with the launch of Aman Kyoto scheduled for 1 November 2019. Situated in a hidden garden close to Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), the resort, with 24 rooms and two two-bedroom villas, draws on the country’s ryokan (traditional inn) and onsen (hot spring) concepts to provide an authentic yet contemporary Kyoto sanctuary surrounded by nature.Aman Kyoto is situated in a once-forgotten secret garden that provides a secluded retreat moments from the centre of beguiling Kyoto. Hidden at the foot of the symbolic Mountain of Hidari Daimonji in Kyoto’s north, the resort is nestled in forested grounds in the district of Takagamine, within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkaku-ji Temple.The 32-hectare Aman Kyoto site comprises 29 hectares of permanent forest and three of exquisite gardens tended over many decades by the previous owner of the site, who was one of Japan’s most respected collectors of the obi (the ornamental sash for a traditional Japanese kimono).Consisting of a series of standalone pavilions, each with a distinct function, Aman Kyoto includes separate Arrival, Living, Dining and Spa Pavilions, four Guest Pavilions housing 24 guest rooms offering leafy seclusion with garden or stream views, and two separate Pavilions overlooking the forest canopy housing a pair of two-bedroom villas of unparalleled luxury.Each of Aman Kyoto’s guest rooms and two villas is a contemporary reimagining of the traditional ryokan. Strikingly minimalist in their design, the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular natural surroundings, tatami mats covering the floors, and tokonoma (alcoves where items for artistic appreciation are presented), providing a subtle focal point. The interiors are spacious and light-filled, ingeniously crafted to foster peace, relaxation and contemplation.All furniture pieces, including traditional Japanese lanterns, have been custom-designed and are exclusive to Aman Kyoto. Carefully selected artefacts, whether vases, artworks or antiques, have been individually selected for each space, celebrating the refined aesthetic and creative values of Japan.Vladislav Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman, said, “Following on from the success of Aman Tokyo and Amanemu, Aman Kyoto will add another distinctive facet to our continued journey – and commitment – to Japan. Aman Kyoto will embody the true spirit of Aman, blending our profound respect for nature with adherence to simple, yet striking, principles of aesthetics and structure, masterfully brought to life by the late Kerry Hill and his team. We look forward to unveiling the many dimensions of Kyoto through the eyes of Aman and sharing the secrets of our enchanting garden.”Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more