The Director of Infrastructure is a senior level technical leadership position in Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) that reports to the CIO at the University of Pittsburgh. This senior leadership position is responsible for engineering and operations of the University's data and voice communications network and enterprise systems. This position will manage the teams responsible for development of new systems, upgrades and enhancements to existing systems, disaster recovery, enterprise server administration as well as design and administration of the data and voice communications network. This position is also responsible for ensuring the stability and security of the University's off-campus Network Operations Center (NOC) at RIDC Park.
This position must collaborate closely with the Enterprise Architects, other IT Directors and administrators from other University departments to thoroughly understand operational requirements for enterprise systems and the data and voice communications network and to ensure system designs meet the strategic goals of the organization. The incumbent will create policies, plans and compile budget requirements to meet established needs. This position will evaluate vendor offerings to determine applicability.
Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in CS, Engineering or a related field, and have at least 10 year's experience in networking, telecommunications and enterprise systems administration. The successful candidate must have a minimum of eight years management experience, possess excellent leadership skills and have a demonstrated track record of achieving stated goals. Excellent professional communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Experience in higher education, customer service and project management is recommended but not required.
Applicants must provide three work related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application.
Applicants should include salary requirements in cover letter.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
10+ years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Degree in CS, Engineering, or related field or the equivalent in experience. Master's degree preferred. A minimum of eight years in a key leadership position in information technology, networks, and/or data and voice access services.
Extensive background and experience with complex system administration and network design, implementation, and management is required. A thorough understanding of voice communications is also necessary. Demonstrated ability to manage projects, people, time and budgets.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
On occasion, evening and weekend work may be necessary. Some facilities/services are 247365. Unscheduled or urgent support outside of business hours occurs. Responsible for carrying an escalation cell phone.
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.