Associate Director of Networking Technology

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Center Building (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
Establishes objectives and work plans and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. It is involved in developing, modifying, and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have a campus-wide medical center or Office of the President effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel and severe delays in overall schedules.

Under the direction of the CTO, the Associate Director of Networking is responsible for providing network strategy and roadmaps, a reliable and predictable enterprise network, and a cloud network that supports the business needs of the UCSF Health and Benioff’s Children in Oakland and Affiliations (Marine General and Community Connect). 
This person must build a team of technology leaders and engineers that provide a secured, advanced, reliable, and secured network to the UCSF Medical Center, Affiliates, UCOP, and other UC Health systems to enable improvements to patient safety while reducing the cost of hospital operations. In addition, this team must provide technical consultative and collaborative services to the Schools, Research communities, Clinical Applications team, Hospital Operations leaders, and IT leaders.
Req Number
Job Title
Associate Director of Networking Technology
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Mondays through Fridays
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Clinical Systems / IT Professionals, Supervisory / Management
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  • At least 5-7 years of experience managing and leading teams
  • Deep understanding of monitoring systems and processes
  • Deep understanding of Agile/Scrum development and continuous integration
  • Experience with development, deployment, operations, monitoring, managing cloud-based platforms
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of hands-on experience with Network architecture, design, deployment, and operations
  • Requires full knowledge of Network Engineering and Administration of functional responsibility with knowledge of other areas of IT
  • Have strong skills associated with managing the internal information systems functions, data communications network, systems, storage, and cloud
  • Extensive or advanced knowledge of the subject area is sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment, and direction.  Experienced in developing detailed 5-year Network Technology roadmaps
  • Extensive experience managing highly technical staff
  • Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the organization
  • Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, including the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies
  • Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software
  • Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products such as Cisco and Aruba, for use within a large and complex technical environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varying levels of technical sophistication
  • Experience with modern technologies, architectures, and agile development methods, and are comfortable operating in complex, fast-moving environments, such as Network Infrastructure as Code, and automating workload using scrum principles
  • Experience operating complex multi-datacenter, multi-cluster environments and a strong understanding of multi-tenancy and security

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience with building/deploying pipelines
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 15+ years of hands-on experience with Network architecture, design, deployment, and operations
  • CCDP – Cisco Certified Design Professional
  • CCDE– Cisco Certified Design Expert
  • CCNP tracks – Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • CCIE tracks – Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
IT - Systems Engineering
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
Central IT provides infrastructure, network, security, analytics, integration, and application support services and is essential to the organization’s ability to support growth, mitigate security risk, and manage, store and share sensitive information.
About UCSF
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Mission Center Building (SF)

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