Job Summary: IT Leadership II performs high-level professional or technical IT activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of IT principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and university policy. Generally responsible for managing a large IT unit/department or multiple functions within a department supervising senior level and entry level professional IT personnel and other staff. May be responsible for establishing policy, procedures and standards that ensure the protection and security of IT functions.
Additional Department Summary: This position assists the Executive Director of Systems & Network Engineering to execute managerial responsibilities for the Office of Information Technology’s Systems and Network Engineering teams. These teams perform advanced engineering and operational support for UA’s physical and virtual hosted server environments, data center management, wired and wireless networks, high performance research computing environment, enterprise storage, network security devices, and other mission critical enterprise services. The specific responsibilities of the Director will depend on the experience of the successful applicant, and may include assisting in operational management tasks, team goal setting, personnel management, staff development, team performance monitoring, policy and process development, project facilitation, strategic planning, and process documentation.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and seven (7) years progressively responsible professional IT experience; OR Masters degree or higher and five (5) years progressively responsible professional IT experience. Must include three (3) years of supervisory experience in information technology. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system skills, or security technology. Advanced knowledge of project management methods and applications. May require advanced level training or certification.
Skills and Knowledge: The successful applicant must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; must be self-motivated; must have a strong customer service orientation; and must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, highly-collaborative environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with five or more years of experience with data center management, LAN/WAN management, data infrastructure building construction processes, and/or IT service delivery management (ITSM) preferred. The candidate should have experience overseeing large daily operations and projects for information technology staff related to mission-critical data center operations; network security devices; enterprise authentication, messaging, or storage services; and/or LAN/WAN management.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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