Premier International is hiring a Junior IT Resource to help accelerate the growth and success of our firm.

Recently awarded one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, 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 2 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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide Windows laptop support
  • Perform Windows laptop setup and imaging
  • Perform Ubuntu server support
  • Provide HP printer/scanner setup & support
  • Support of basic network services (DHCP, DNS, Active Directory)
  • Develop PowerShell scripts for managing Windows and Linux machines
  • Develop PowerShell scripts for automating business functions
  • Assist the software team with testing internal software products
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned
  • Learn and adopt adjacent technologies to become increasingly proficient to add value to Premier
  • Balance priorities with a commitment to going above and beyond.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Entry level to 2 years of work experience
  • Strong understanding of commodity PC Hardware – Memory, Hard Drives, CPUs, Optical Drives
  • Strong knowledge of MS Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
  • Strong knowledge of either the windows command line or Linux Bash shell and basic scripting experience
  • Some knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Ability to partition and format a hard drive, and then install an operating system
  • Familiarity with common BIOS settings
  • Familiarity with the Windows registry
  • Ability to troubleshoot and remove viruses/malware
  • Exemplary technical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to setup and troubleshoot a wireless network
  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot a wired network in both Linux and Windows
  • 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
  • Ability to deductively troubleshoot and piece together solutions based on own research
  • Experience with VMWare ESXi is a bonus
  • Experience with Microsoft Access is a bonus
  • Experience with ODBC connectivity and an understanding of SQL is a bonus
  • Experience with PowerShell is a bonus
  • Experience with data analysis is a bonus
  • Experience with software product testing is a bonus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and sense of ownership
  • 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
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • We do not sponsor work visas
  • No 1099s

In return you will have access to...

  • Highly competitive compensation with annual bonus incentive
  • 401K plan with company match
  • 100% company paid health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage for employee
  • Four weeks of paid vacation
  • Eight company paid holidays
  • Monthly cell phone allowance
  • 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.