Awarded one of Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago® for 2020 and 2021, Premier International is a privately held software and technology consulting firm headquartered in downtown Chicago, serving large enterprise consulting and Fortune 500 firms deploying large-scale systems implementations. Premier's software team is focused on developing and maintaining a suite of Windows-based programming tools used by the consulting practice for data migration and data quality projects. This suite includes a proprietary software tool, similar to an ETL tool coupled with an internal database, a procedural programming language, and additional reporting capabilities. The suite also includes several command-line and supplemental cloud utilities. 

The ideal candidate will be a sharp technical person with under 3 years of work experience who has strong problem-solving skills, wants to learn, has a broad interest in IT, and has the ability to intelligently piece together solutions from information found online. This would be a great role for someone who has built their own computers, tried out a few flavors of Linux, and does programming/scripting for fun.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide Windows laptop support.
  • Perform Windows laptop setup and imaging.
  • Perform Windows/Ubuntu server support.
  • Provide printer/scanner setup & support.
  • Support basic network services (DHCP, DNS, Active Directory).
  • Develop PowerShell scripts for automating business functions.
  • Assist the software team with testing internal software products.
  • Learn and adopt adjacent technologies to become increasingly proficient to add value to Premier.
  • Tracking computer maintenance/status in inventory.
  • Wiping and recycling damaged/obsolete computers.
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned.

Note: The responsibilities for this position could expand to include other duties based on the needs of the company and the skills of the candidate.

What It Takes:

  • 1 to 3 years of work experience.
  • Strong understanding of commodity PC Hardware – Memory, Hard Drives, CPUs, Optical Drives.
  • Working knowledge of MS Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems.
  • Working knowledge of either the windows command line or Linux Bash shell.
  • Basic scripting experience.
  • Some knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu preferred).
  • Familiarity with basic networking concepts (wired and wireless).
  • Familiarity with common BIOS settings.
  • Familiarity with the Windows registry.
  • Familiarity with DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and remove viruses/malware.
  • Ability to setup and troubleshoot a wireless and wired networks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of ownership.
  • Exemplary technical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to search for solutions online and differentiate between applicable information and misinformation.
  • Ability to differentiate between a reckless course of action and one that mitigates risks and has a high likelihood of success.
  • Patience in supporting those with less knowledge.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A passion for technology, both inside and outside the workplace.
  • BS/BA or equivalent IT experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must reside in the Chicagoland area and be willing to work out of the office in the Chicago loop at least 2 days a week..
  • Authorization to work in the US without support for a work visa.

In return you will have access to...

  • Highly competitive compensation with annual bonus incentive
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Company paid individual health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage
  • Four weeks of paid time off
  • Eight company paid holidays
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • And so much more at one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®!

Premier is an EEO/AAP employer.