Systems Engineering Team Manager / Information Technologist II/S
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 843322
Systems Engineering Team Manager
The SLE IT team, Digital Strategies and Services (DSS), partners with units in the Division of Student Life and Engagement (SLE) to coordinate technology strategy that aligns unit needs with campus, divisional and individual solutions. DSS teams engage with unit operations and administer critical SLE applications and services. As an MSU IT federated unit, the DSS unit partners with centralized campus IT service providers to represent the needs of SLE in campus technology initiatives and shared services.
The Systems Engineering Team within DSS is responsible for management of the infrastructure architecture, system provisioning and networking and security needs for the Division of Student Life and Engagement (SLE).
Reporting to the Director of SLE Digital Strategies and Services, the Systems Engineering Team Manager will primarily perform the following duties:
Supervise and coach 4 full time direct reports
Management, administration, coordination and architecture of:
Physical and virtual servers as application, database, and web servers
Local firewall/web access firewall
Understanding of enterprise IT security requirements
Coordinate activities and communications to respond to incidents such as website failures, network outages, power interruptions, etc. that impact SLE technology.
Serve as SLE representative on various unit, SLE and MSU IT partner meetings
Member of DSS leadership team and assist in operations process evaluation and improvement and serve after hours on call rotation every 8-10 weeks and as needed.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.
MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior supervisory experience.
Ability to isolate, analyze, describe & resolve complex issues.
Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated understanding/usage of SaaS solutions.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate work on multiple projects.
Experience with vendor management.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Resume and Cover Letter
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Three professional references knowledgeable of your work
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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