The Director of IT Infrastructure is responsible for the strategy, planning, design, engineering, compliance, and operational management of all aspects of IT infrastructure. This role has overall responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of all IT infrastructure used to support business process and services across Marist College and affiliates.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field and/or equivalent education, experience, and training.
Minimum 5+ years of progressive hands-on technical experience in IT infrastructure – architecture, systems administration, routing / switching, network design, database systems, virtualization, storage area networks, data center management, O365 and cloud services, etc.
Delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance, and security
Monitor and report on the systems, storage, and backup infrastructure KPIs and SLAs
Collaborate with other leaders to optimize and improve system performance, functionality, and availability
Works with the IT team on the service portfolio and governance required to prioritize resources, including budget.
Ensure systems security, and protect information from accidental or deliberate loss
Develop a well-trained staff. Supervise the team to include selection, training and development, coaching, counseling, and performance management
Identify and manage risks from disaster events to acceptable levels, and monitor and report on ability of organization to achieve disaster recovery SLAs
Ensure non-interruptible service to all data center critical systems
Recommend, document, and oversee policies and procedures to meet industry best practices and to meet required SLAs
Prepare and maintain up-to-date documentation detailing the configuration of deployed solutions
Disaster recovery and business continuity
Develop and enhance recovery strategies to reduce recovery times for critical services and overall recovery times following loss of a data center or site location
Vendor relationship management
Experience in higher education is a plus
Experience and knowledge of:
z/OS, z/VM, KVM, VMWare, Hyper V, Windows 10, LDAP, Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, and other relational DBs, IBM HMC and LPAR technologies, orchestration technologies including OCP & ICIC.
Enterprise Service Bus, Salesforce, J2EE, Web SSO, RACF, IBM z15 Crypto-accelerator, Transport Layer Security and X.509 Certificates
SAN Director, FICON Director, Spectrum Protect
System Lifecycle, patch management, ITIL, SIEMs, SNMP, Nessus
Make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in:
Education and Research
Innovation and Digital Transformation
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Mentoring and training students
As the Data Center Manager, you will manage the implementation and continuous process improvement of the enterprise hardware infrastructure and data centers. You will be part of a team engaged in the digital transformation of higher education.
As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.
Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.
Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.
We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for this position as the Data Center Manager.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.About the Hudson Valley Region:
The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: https://www.marist.edu/hudson-river-valley-life
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
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