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GENERAL DUTIES/DESCRIPTION: The Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, the Institute of Nuclear Theory and the eScience Institute are some of the most computationally diverse units at the University of Washington. Each unit also has a distinct business model and mission. The Manager oversees all aspects of department computing, including planning, maintenance, development and security for these four units.
Architect, develop and deploy technical database, web and software solutions as part of the IT team.
Provide assistance to faculty, staff and students regarding pedagogical, technical and research issues such as data acquisition and analysis in research and instructional laboratories.
Plan and develop new initiatives and policies with input from faculty, staff, and students.
Oversee and coordinate computer technology plans with those prepared by other Departments and support units such as the College of Arts and Sciences, Classroom Support Services, Decision Support Services, and the Graduate School.
Manage, support, and enhance department computing, including core services (file systems, printing, managed desktops) as well as build upon services offered at the university and outside of the university.
Manage and communicate the technology lifecycle of software, hardware, and services the IT team provides.
Manage four FTE senior-level professional computing staff (recruitment, hiring, training, mentoring, performance evaluations, retention).
Breadth of experience to step into role of IT team members as needed.
Create and foster relationships with and between vendors: internal vendors (UW IT) as well as outside vendors like Dell, Pogo Linux, CDWg and others.
Administer funds that support department computing and information technology.
Seek funding for new computing initiatives from on-campus sources, grants, and national collaborations.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience in technology management.
Seven years of work experience in IT or technology; demonstrated abilities managing and maintaining diverse, multi-platform computing infrastructure (Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X – clients and servers); five years supervisory experience; excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to work with people (individually and groups) with a wide range of computer expertise in a complex environment.
Equivalent education/experience may be substituted for stated requirements.
Ten years of experience working in a major university, experience working with technology management methodologies such as Agile development.
Four years of experience managing budgets and working closely with the accounting functions in departments.
Demonstrated ability to manage change for both technical and non-technical users in an IT facility.
Understands and has worked in the research development cycle.
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