The director of information technology (IT) is responsible for oversight of the IT infrastructure and technology resources and personnel supporting the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. This turn-key operation provides a varied, yet tightly coupled, technology infrastructure dedicated to supplying and supporting all technology resources for the advancement of research, instructional, and outreach activities within the college.
Lead strategic and operational planning for information technology strategies and initiatives which include information, communications, operations, and competitive technologies that advance the college missions. The director will play a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating the launch of college strategic activities and new and existing programs and research.
Foster innovation, prioritize IT initiatives, and coordinate the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems.
Work collaboratively with deans, directors, chairs, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and others to support and maintain a complete infrastructure which provides all computing complexities, resources and activities for the college.
Research, evaluate, launch and monitor new and innovative technologies to enhance and advance the research and academic goals of engineering supported facilities.
Provide budget management and planning of various funding sources. Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and operations, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and/or in-house development.
Manage, provide leadership, mentor and supervise IT professional staff members.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or a related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization on related to the area of employment; and more than eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed, including experience overseeing large, complex or critical information technology projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in planning and managing large, complex or critical information technology projects; experience organizing and securing special projects under the protection of DFARS/NIST-171 compliance requirements in support of research projects; must possess the required knowledge to oversee the continued operation of an enterprise level client management suite such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM); and experience with planning, administration, and management of budgets and personnel. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated ability as a leader and manager with a collaborative, respectful administrative style and a positive approach to problem solving; ability to handle sensitive information with professionalism, integrity and discretion; and ability to work collaboratively with colleges, departments, faculty, administrators and students at all levels in a complex, diverse, and multicultural learning environment.
Familiarity with network architecture, topology, routing and switching. Working knowledge of modern network security, including the enforcement of compliance standards across secure frameworks. Understanding of encryption, communication protocols, capacity planning, and best practices.
Relevant and applicable knowledge critical to the selection, implementation, and deployment of new remote and cloud computing technologies and other virtual resources (VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V, Citrix).
A proven ability to think strategically and be skilled in advanced planning; possess strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; and have the ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
Experience working in a diverse research and academic environment.
Required Application Materials
A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Bidding Eligibility Ends on 12/3/19 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 624894
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