Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), with additional lead work direction from the Deputy Chief Information Officer (Deputy CIO), the Chief IT Operations Officer (COO) provides management, guidance, and supervision for a team of highly-skilled personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and upgrading the backbone for all technology services at the University, including campus hardware and software; voice and email communication; computer servers; interfaces with third-party systems located worldwide; and storage systems. This includes technology infrastructure located on the main campus at satellite locations, and critical "cloud" servers and systems located in remote data centers. In the absence of the CIO, Deputy CIO, or Information Security Officers, the incumbent serves in those capacities on behalf of the university. The incumbent also serves as the primary member in the Emergency Operations Center at Sonoma State University when activated. Additionally, the incumbent works with Facilities Planning on the design and implementation of campus infrastructure and data centers for all new and renovated campus facilities.
This position requires a minimum of 7 years of experience working in information technology with increasing levels of responsibility; 5 years of experience in the planning, design, development, enhancement, modification and support of large-scale cloud migration projects with AWS, Google, or Azure, including 4 years of progressively responsible and applicable experience managing and supervising infrastructure service teams, staff, and an enterprise level data center. Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related technology field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Master's degree preferred. Extensive experience delivering clear written and verbal communication to customers on all levels of the organization from induvial contributors to senior management required. Demonstrated success of completing IT projects in a timely manner required. Four or more years of Information Technology experience working in higher education infrastructure highly preferred. Advanced proficiency with computers, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite required.
This position is open until filed. For full consideration, please submit cover letter addressing the prompt, along with resume and application, by 8 am on Monday, April 12.
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Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $10,000 to $10,838 a month. This position is also eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year. A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the Benefits Summary link.
About Sonoma State
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. With a student population of about 9,000, Sonoma State is a regionally serving public university committed to educational access and excellence. Guided by our core values and driven by a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, Sonoma State delivers high-quality education through innovative programs that leverage the economic, cultural and natural resources of the North Bay.
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.