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Assistant Director, Enterprise Application Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Director, Enterprise Application Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Enterprise Application Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Information Technology

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications will provide integral technical leadership, personnel management, budget planning, project management, and daily operations management for the VPCIO’s enterprise applications area. In addition, the Assistant Director will also provide strategic planning, research, evaluation, development, implementation, and support of enterprise applications, systems, and databases. The Assistant Director works to provide optimal customer service and acts on customer feedback to continually improve services offered by the department.

In this role you will:
    • Provide strategic technical leadership of enterprise applications including identifying needs, developing strategies, and overseeing implementation of new technologies for programming, databases, communication, data access, etc. across campus.
    • Provide operations management of enterprise application systems development and database administration including overseeing the implementation of new technology initiatives, and participating in project management activities that have very high political and budgetary impact.
    • Supervise technical staff including encouraging, monitoring, and evaluating staff development and ensuring strong customer service is being provided to a broad customer base.
    • Provide recommendations to senior leadership on ways to maximize optimal value based upon industry best practices in application development.
    • Collaborate university-wide with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders about enterprise applications, new technical initiatives, data sharing and integrity, etc.
    • Communicate effectively including presenting complex technical information and recommendations in public forums and in writing.
    • Oversee the integrity of systems including problem resolution and prevention techniques, as well as ensuring data security compliance.


About UBIT:
It is a great time to join UB Information Technology (UBIT)! Our staff are highly skilled and motivated to succeed and have cutting-edge training and technical resources at their disposal. For more information about UBIT visit our website. All the duties & responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24×7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of professional technical experience in the computer field, or master’s degree with 3 years of professional technical experience. Technical experience should be inclusive of project management experience in a technical process-oriented environment and must include experience with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead enterprise-wide technical initiatives. Ability to manage multiple, complex projects at the same time; Familiarity and experience with project management principles and practices.
  • Ability to communicate with senior leadership across campus from both a technical and non-technical perspective relative to the challenge and opportunities of enterprise application services. Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with IT staff and campus stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of information architecture concepts, knowledge of and experience with application development, understanding of IT solution designs, solution architectures, and IT architecture roadmaps.
  • Must have technical competency and curiosity.
  • This position requires local travel between each university campus and off-campus. Must have the ability to demonstrate that the candidate can meet the transportation needs of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a higher education or large, fast-paced, highly collaborative decentralized environment
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum techniques
  • Master’s degree in computer science, data science, computer information systems, or a related field

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