Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: NWRDC Deputy CTO
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 50786
Department Northwest Regional Data Center

Northwest Regional Data Center is a self-funded, not-for-profit, auxiliary of Florida State University. We are a managed services provider servicing the public sector of the State of Florida.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities This position serves as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for NWRDC and is responsible for overseeing the direction of the overall technical architecture across all services. As a member of the NWRDC senior management team this position assists with data center planning, operations, customer relations, policy implementation, fiscal planning, new business development & strategic initiatives. Provides leadership, management & direction to multiple units including Storage and Recovery Services, Infrastructure\Virtualization, Network Services, Application & Response, and Server Lifecycle teams.

Serves as the Deputy to the Chief Technology Officer for NWRDC and provides oversight alongside the Chief Technology Officer to define strategic direction for Data Center technology. Oversees the day-to-day operations of all open systems, storage and virtualization, server, and network services within NWRDC. Enforces high customer service standards throughout the department. Interacts regularly with data center open systems, storage and virtualization, and network customers to ensure customer satisfaction with NWRDC's services and operational matters. Develops and maintains security best practices and implements a security strategy that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of NWRDC’s data and systems. Establishes a standards-focused Infrastructure service delivery organization built upon the ongoing implementation of the best practices.

Serves as a member of the data center's senior management team and collaborates with leadership to define strategic direction for NWRDC as well as develop and improve data center policies and procedures.

Provides assistance on implementing programs and initiatives that drive service improvement, cost effectiveness, and optimization of resources within NWRDC operations. Directs the budget planning and execution for supervised areas within NWRDC. Assists in fiscal planning and direction with regard to the department as a whole.

Actively markets NWRDC open systems, virtualization, and networking business lines while serving as a direct contact to open systems customers. Assists with the development of marketing strategies and business plans for all lines of business at NWRDC.

Identifies new technology trends and evaluates their technological and fiscal viability for use at the data center and in customer environments. Defines the technical vision in support of the strategic goals of the organization. Communicate NWRDC’s services and technology strategies to management, staff, customers, and stakeholders. Works with Technology Leaders across the University to gain their insights and support to identify, prioritize and deploy new and existing services. Partners with the CTO, NWRDC Leadership team and IT Partners, to lead the definition and implementation of the technology infrastructure strategy to support the changing needs of the teaching, learning and research mission of the University.

NWRDC provides support for a wide range of state and local government, as well K-20 organizations across the State of Florida. These organizations are dependent on NWRDC in order to accomplish their missions. This requires NWRDC to maintain services 24x7, even during times of crisis or emergency. As such, all NWRDC staff are considered essential staff for operations of the State of Florida.

Participates in approved professional development opportunities per NWRDC's policy. Professional development and training are defined as learning undertaken by the employee to maintain and advance their skills, knowledge, and competencies, specifically as they relate and add value to the job and workplace.

Qualifications Master's degree and four years of experience related to technical services or a bachelor’s degree and six years of related experience.

Knowledge of and the ability to strategically align tasks and people with organizational goals and objectives.

Ability to demonstrate critical thinking based upon in-depth data, substantiating information, considering and respecting others' input personal values, and ethics.

Knowledge of information technology security measures.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.

Ability to strategically plan and serve as a catalyst for organizational change, cultivate a shared vision with others, and motivate others to transfer vision into action.

Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

As required by U.S. Justice Department, CJIS level Background Check shall be conducted for positions with access to Criminal Justice Information.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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