York University Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 14, 2018Full time
York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university - our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. We are currently recruiting for a Director, Information Technology to work with the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science for this exciting opportunity. Are you a professional in the field of Information Technology? Do you possess superior leadership, organizational, communication, presentation, interpersonal and decision-making skills? Do you possess advanced understanding of the software development life cycle and its application and alignment with Faculty projects and needs? Are you able to manage multiple projects and tasks, adapt to frequently changing priorities, exercise creativity and initiative, and demonstrate excellent analytical and presentation skills to individuals and groups at all levels? If so, keep reading! In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of information technology services to the Faculty of Science. The Director plays a key leadership role in supporting and advancing the strategic priorities of the Faculty by aligning efficient and innovative IT systems and resources to meet those priorities. Information technology support includes teaching, laboratory, research and administrative operations including external partner linkages. The Director ensures best practices in the management of information technology systems and services. The Director represents the Faculty of Science within the University with respect to technology standards, policy and planning issues and manages collaborative initiatives within the University and with external partners. To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess: A 4-year University degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. In addition an advanced degree in Business-related discipline preferred. The successful incumbent will also possess recent-related experience and minimum 7 years' successful senior-level experience in a leadership role for information systems (IS/IT). Experience in scientific computing, in a multi-platform computing environment preferred. Experience in strategic planning and execution, technical project management and process transformation; strategic thinker/planner able to advise on technology trends and align IT objectives and programs to institutional objectives and strategies. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, developing and maintaining successful partnerships and alliances. Experience in designing, building and managing a dynamic infrastructure that has improved service, reduced costs and managed risk. Knowledge of IT governance, systems development methodologies, security, policy development and regulatory/legal issues. Advanced experience in micro-computing/Workstation hardware and software installation and support, including experience in LAN installation, configuration and administration; financial management; project development; supervision; training and development of staff and policy planning/implementing. Advanced knowledge of network-based operating systems administration, including: UNIX operating systems; VMware ESXi, UNIX command shells; technical knowledge of a wide range of end-user applications (eg e-mail, text editors, graphics programs, word processing). FSc Web server administration and familiarity with modern web publishing applications. Intermediate knowledge of UNIX based software platforms on desktop and server hardware (eg Solaris, Linux); technical knowledge of desktop operating systems (Microsoft Windows and macOS) and management tools such as SCCM and WSUS; scientific software; C programming; TCP/IP Networking. Basic knowledge of: a variety of commonly used software analysis packages (eg Maple or Mathematica, SPSS, Matlab) preferred; additional programming languages; Java, Internet services and applications. Demonstrated experience in large-scope IT project delivery. We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment. York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.