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Director, Network and Communication Systems
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Date Posted Dec. 21, 2018
Title Director, Network and Communication Systems
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Network and Classroom Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Director/Manager
  • Information Technology
 
 

The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NCS to improve services, reduce costs, performance and end-user satisfaction. This includes:
- Ensuring Computing and Network Communication system performance and service level requirements are met.
- Managing IT resources to ensure appropriate balance between tactical and strategic demands.
- Implementing IT continuous improvement programs within enterprise guidelines.
- Leading IT asset management to ensure asset’s full lifetime cycle value is achieved.
- Maintaining strategic relationships with key IT product and service providers within and outside of the enterprise.
- Providing in-depth technical expertise for both tactical and strategic initiatives.
- Leads all aspects of the networking team including design, engineering, security, implementation, and operations for the enterprise’s network
- Works with senior management and IT personnel to ensure business alignment
- Defines architectural guidelines and implements service monitoring across all platforms to ensure high availability and disaster recovery capability of critical systems
- Monitors and analyzes network to recommend upgrades and changes as needed.
- Directs a large number of complex IT networking initiatives
- Ensures effective network design and operations for cloud, on-premise, and blended services
- Negotiates and drives approval process for statements of work and vendor contracts/renewals, including business case ROI determination for all network related activities
- Leads, develops and mentors a team of network and telecommunications engineers, The incumbent will actively create partnerships across the VP/CIO Organization and the university in general. He or she will devote sufficient time to understand the university business needs and to help enable its Business. The incumbent will concentrate on the core competency of their area of responsibility and leverage services from across the enterprise as needed., The incumbent will play an active and important role in implementing and supporting the IT transformation projects as outlined in the IT strategic plan. More specifically, the incumbent will see to it that all projects that relate to consolidations and service improvements are implemented as expected.


 
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