Director of Digital Infrastructure
St. Edward's University invites applications for the position of Director of Digital Infrastructure. The director reports to the Vice President for Information Technology and oversees the design, maintenance, operation and security of the university's digital infrastructure. This includes data and telecommunications networks; servers and storage systems; and telephony. He or she works to align investments in digital infrastructure with the university's educational mission and strategic objectives. The Director of Digital Infrastructure is a central member of the Office of Information Technology's leadership team with critical responsibilities that directly impact the university's pursuit of mission.
About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is the premier private institution of higher learning in Austin. Enrolling approximately 5,000 students, the university offers approximately 50 academic programs for undergraduates, ten undergraduate degree programs specifically designed for working adults and seven master's degree programs. The St. Edward's community is diverse and cosmopolitan. Students from more than 50 countries are currently enrolled at the university and St. Edward's partners with 21 universities located in 16 countries around the world. The university is committed to preparing students for success in a 21st century world increasingly shaped by globalization, ubiquitous technology and relentless change. Over the last two decades, the university has doubled its enrollment and invested more than $250 million in new campus facilities. US News &amp; World Report has ranked St. Edward's among the top regional universities in the West for 13 consecutive years. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong focus on issues of social justice.
About St. Edward's University's Information Technology Environment
The information technology infrastructure at St. Edward's University is diverse and complex. The campus network connects over 40 buildings across 160 acres of land and supports approximately 11,500 unique devices daily. This includes approximately 7,000 devices connecting via the wireless network. Network hardware includes approximately 160 routers and switches, primarily Enterasys/Extreme, with OSPF as the core routing protocol internally. Two tier 1 internet service providers supply more than 2 Gbps of bandwidth to campus in a fault-tolerant configuration using BGP and multiple border routers. Palo Alto firewalls exist at the internet and data center borders.
Two on-campus server rooms feature redundant power and battery backup. Nearly 400 virtual servers run on 14 blade servers, with a total SAN storage of 70 terabytes. These are backed up onto a redundant disk array and LTO tape library. The Austin campus features a nearly 100% virtualized server environment leveraging VMware's Hypervisor technology, backed by NetApp SAN storage and Cisco UCS blade servers.
Both LDAP and Active Directory are in use, and are managed and updated by a central identity management system (Aegis Trident), with authentication being handled primarily by CAS for SSO which includes a Shibboleth implementation for federated identity. The university has partnered with Box.com for end user storage, with Canvas for LMS, with Google for Mail/Calendar/Collaboration, and with Ellucian for administrative software systems (Banner).
The university provides 118 technologically-enhanced classrooms. All are currently undergoing upgrades to meet the university's new global digital classroom standards.
Austin is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, diverse, entrepreneurial and prosperous city. One of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs. Google, Apple, Facebook, Samsung, IBM, Oracle, NXP, Advanced Micro Devices, Cisco, Cirrus Logic, and 3M are among the many other technology companies with significant operations in Austin. The city is home to a wide array of technology-oriented startups and in recent years has become an important center for educational technology and game development. The city hosts one of the world's foremost technology festivals, SXSW Interactive. Austin is also an entertainment mecca. With more than 200 live music venues the city is "the live music capital of the world" and hosts the popular Austin City Limits live music program and the SXSW Music and Film festivals. The city regularly appears in lists of America's smartest, coolest, greenest and most livable cities. Known for its welcoming, tolerant and casual atmosphere, Austin was named the best large American city in which to live by US News &amp; World Report in 2017.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an online application at stedwards.edu/careers/ Please attach a cover letter and resume to the application.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer, and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.