Executive Director of Systems Engineering

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Executive Director of Systems Engineering Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201902068061 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information UCR Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is looking for an Executive Director of Systems Engineering to help improve service delivery to campus staff, faculty, and students. ITS is in the midst of a focused organizational change in terms of culture and operational maturity. As a member of the ITS leadership team, the successful candidate will have the ability to be on the ground floor and have a tremendous amount of influence over implementing better disaster recovery, process improvement as well as the development and execution of our cloud strategy. If you have the drive to create something new, and the willingness to be a change agent, this position is for you. Please note: The salary offer will be commensurate with experience within the budgeted range of $140,000 to $150,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Advanced degree. Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Typically 4 - 10 years of experience managing an information technology organization. Preferred Demonstrated experience in establishing standard processes and managing performance to achieve key metrics. Required Previous experience in a technical infrastructure role, such as a system administrator. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required
Minimum Requirements Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within a large and complex technical environment.
Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
Extensive or advanced knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.
Requires the ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of diverse functional assignments.
Uses and applies advanced Information Technology principles, theories, and concepts to manage and provide solutions to more complex and multi-dimensional problems.
Is able to resolve issues using established parameters and own judgment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.
Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of the applications programming development function and a broad knowledge of the IT organization.
Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across multiple units or departments.
Familiarity with Windows and Linux systems administration practices.
Deep understanding of current and emerging systems technologies and best practices and how other enterprises are employing them.
Demonstrated ability to drive organizational change and build systems capabilities that effectively balance the need to continuously exploit capabilities to optimize operational efficiency with the need to deliver innovative and agile infrastructure and operational solutions to enable the business to explore new opportunities.
Deep understanding of industry best practices around business continuity and disaster recovery.
Demonstrated capability of IT project management.
Demonstrated capability to manage systems operations in a cloud environment.
Understanding of automation, infrastructure as code and devops.
Preferred Qualifications Extensive experience managing technical staff.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 2/17/2019
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