Associate Director of Systems Engineering

Riverside, CA
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
Under the general direction of the Chief Technology Officer, the Director of Systems Engineering is responsible for providing leadership and technical planning to the Systems Engineering group in support of campus academic and administrative systems. The Director also interacts with other departments within Computing and Communications, including Information Security, Network and Communications, Enterprise Solutions, Database Administration, and Academic Technology and Support, to achieve organizational goals.

Minimum Requirements
Thorough knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to individuals and groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.
Uses and applies applications Information Technology theories and concepts to manage and provide solutions.
Strong knowledge and understanding of service delivery principles.
Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the unit or department.
Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.
Possesses skills necessary to accomplish department/section objectives and address related problems and issues in an effective manner.
Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within the technical environment.
Experience of analyzing buy vs. build procurement for products for effective and efficient technology use.
Requires the ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of assignments.
Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
Familiarity with Unix/Linux systems administration, Windows systems administration and DevOps practices and methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications
Requires a broad working knowledge of the applications programming development function.

Demonstrated skill in managing technical staff.

Familiarity with Lean IT and Lean Service Delivery principles.

Familiarity with ServiceNow as an ITSM platform.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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