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Senior Director of Technology Planning and Security

  • HR Job ID: 39383
  • Hiring Manager: Sean Reynolds
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 9/25/2020

The Senior Director of Technology Planning and Security provides vision and leadership, consulting expertise, and program management for specific initiatives and planning related to information technology and management that are deemed critical to NUIT in its support of University priorities. As directed by the VPIT/CIO, provides strategic leadership in areas of critical emerging, underdeveloped or rapidly changing technology areas, such as identity and access management, information security, or cloud computing.  Works with cross-functional teams within NUIT and across the University to analyze and present key issues to senior leadership and to ensure alignment across the University. Leads NUIT’s annual strategic planning process, and it helps organize and track key initiatives of NUIT, promoting momentum towards identified priorities, individual initiative, and accountability within NUIT. Reporting to the VPIT/CIO, this position also serves as an advisor to the VPIT/CIO on campus-wide technology and IT management issues.  The role also formulates senior management presentations and participates in a variety of key committees.

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Associate Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39449
  • Hiring Manager: Brent Billows
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 10/12/2020

Completes maintenance on existing software products. Assists in developing code, tests and debugs new software, and makes enhancements to existing software. Writes programs according to specifications from senior staff. Performs basic system integration tasks.

  • Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
  • Assists in all stages of the project, starting from the initial planning stages. 

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Associate Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39450
  • Hiring Manager: Noel Gaceta
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 10/12/2020

Completes maintenance on existing software products. Assists in developing code, tests and debugging new software or making enhancements to existing software. Writes programs according to specifications from senior staff. Perform basic system integration tasks.

  • Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
  • Assists in all stages of the project, starting from the initial planning stages.  

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Associate Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39157
  • Hiring Manager: Chris Fowler
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/28/2020

Completes maintenance on existing software products. Assists in developing code, tests and debugging new software or making enhancements to existing software. Writes programs according to specifications from senior staff. Perform basic system integration tasks.

  • Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
  • Assists in all stages of the project, starting from the initial planning stages.  

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Infomation Security Analyst Lead

  • HR Job ID: 39185
  • Hiring Manager: Nowell Arnold
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/28/2020

Leads projects designed to create and implement security architecture including systems, practices and procedures that ensure the safety of information assets and protect them from intentional or inadvertent access, modification, disclosure or destruction. Participates in development of overall business plans and security policy for organizational area ensuring that users' security needs are understood and risk is appropriately mitigated. Manages compliance with all security associated NU, state, and federal rules and regulations. Works closely with NU, individual school and/or department IT leadership to ensure security measures are appropriate and communicated effectively.

  • The Lead Information Security Analyst provides advanced knowledge, concepts, and analytical skills in Information Security to direct and support the management and administration of information security at Northwestern.
  • This position establishes the processes necessary to ensure the safety of information assets and protection of systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction and has the additional job responsibilities of mentoring the Information Security Office (ISO) staff.
  • The Lead Information Security Analyst provides leadership in multi-departmental projects, procedures and policy development and has the vision to prepare Northwestern for the changing and challenging risks the University will face. Through partnership and collaboration across the campus, the individual in this role will help develop and maintain an overall campus security vision and risk posture. The ideal candidate must be able to establish and weigh business needs against security concerns and articulate issues and trade-offs to management. 

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Lead Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39161
  • Hiring Manager: Maureen Knight-Burrell
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/24/2020

Responsible for leading the technical design, development, and support of Application Development and Operations business applications.

  • Leads, instructs, directs, and checks the work of other software developers using full technical knowledge and thorough understanding of business application of the project.
  • Provides technical supervision to and oversees the work of the staff who report to them, and provide guidance, and coaching to colleagues in NUIT where appropriate.
  • Leads with the expectation that team members are cross-trained on projects and new skill developments. Guides and advises ADO management on best practices for implementing or enhancing the applications.
  • Works with management to design high-level system integrations involving in-house development or off-the-shelf products. Assess architectural impact of projects on overall system and make recommendations to ADO management.

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Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39163
  • Hiring Manager: Chris Fowler
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/24/2020

Develops good design, writes efficient code, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software to provide a rich user experience. Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently. The candidate must be passionate about efficiency and accountability as they are with innovative technologies. Designs and implements technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Performs system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned tasks.

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Senior Systems Administrator

  • HR Job ID: 39164
  • Hiring Manager: Ken Turner
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/24/2020

Completes efforts and projects related to the design, installation, operation, support, upgrades and maintenance of infrastructure, including software, servers, networking and storage.  Administers, maintains and supports complex and critical infrastructure. Provides user support for server hosting requests, problem resolution, systemic changes and upgrades. Analyzes infrastructure performance and resolves problems or makes appropriate recommendations. Ensures that all aspects of operability are delivered as part of the implementation process while also ensuring that existing service level is maintained or improved.  Contributes to and ensures full compliance to operational standards, procedures and best practices.

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Associate User Support Specialist

  • HR Job ID: 39180
  • Hiring Manager: Blake Wehlage
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/24/2020

Five positions available.

Responds to users to resolve problems associated with the organizational area's applications and services. Diagnoses problem source through analysis, testing and discussions with users. Coordinates with programmers, developers, analysts, and project managers to resolve problems. Follows up with users to ensure problem resolution and develops supporting documentation of all activities.

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Developer

  • HR Job ID: 39165
  • Hiring Manager: Joseph Kurtin
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/24/2020

Develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software.  Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently.  Designs and implements basic technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met.  Performs basic system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned tasks.

  • Designs and builds web pages using a variety of software applications, techniques and tools
  • Designs web logic to support organization’s strategies and goals relative to automating work flow.
  • Responsible for design and use, developing and providing web content, or assuring the overall technical integrity of organization’s website and forms.

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Senior Developer

  • HR Job ID: 38992
  • Hiring Manager: Rodolfo Vieira
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/30/20

Northwestern University is investing in innovative teaching, learning, and research. As part of this investment, Northwestern IT Media and Technology Innovation is growing its Academic Software Development team and is looking for two creative, collaborative, Senior Developers. The Senior Developers will join a talented group of engineers, developers, and designers and partner with faculty members, Northwestern Libraries, and units across campus to produce software that advances the academic mission of the university. Current priorities include web and mobile applications to enable engaged learning, digital scholarship, analytics-driven student success initiatives, and exploring academic uses of augmented and virtual reality.

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Digital Media Specialist

  • HR Job ID: 38994
  • Hiring Manager: Stephen Poon
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/30/20

Northwestern University is investing in support for innovative and excellent teaching and learning. As part of this investment, Northwestern IT Media and Technology Innovation is looking for a creative, collaborative Digital Media Specialist with an eye for storytelling and post-production to help our faculty members and the broader Northwestern community produce engaging instructional content and scholarly communications.

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Learning Technologist

  • HR Job ID: 38943
  • Hiring Manager: Erin Green
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/10/20

The Learning Technologist provides support for the LMS and other educational technologies; interacts with vendors; participates in testing and pilots. This position reports to the Lead Learning Technologist/TLT Platform Support Svcs Lead.

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Manager, IT Service Management

  • HR Job ID: 38919
  • Hiring Manager: Joseph Kurtin
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/9/20

Manager, IT Service Management (ITSM) provides organizational leadership in design, implementation and improvement of mission-critical IT service management (ITSM) processes across the institution. Be an exceptional leader and change agent. This position will collaborate across the organization and help bring disparate teams together into a more cohesive unit operating with consistent service support processes and practices. Key responsibilities include ITSM process roadmap development; lead and/or co-chair ITSM governance groups, garner executive commitment for process driven service management initiatives, provide leadership and consulting services for process design & implementation initiatives. This role is also responsible for providing IT senior leadership with cross-process KPIs along with data-backed recommendations for continuous process and service improvement. This role will lead a team of 5 FTE’s to implement approved process improvements across all stakeholders, identify and implement ITSM platforms including service desk tools for process automation and instill a culture of service excellence. ** Must be available for after-hours support and weekend on-call support as needed.

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Senior Systems Administrator

  • HR Job ID: 38871
  • Hiring Manager: John Llanes
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 6/25/20

Completes efforts and projects related to the design, installation, operation, support, upgrades and maintenance of infrastructure, including software, servers, networking and storage.  Administers, maintains and supports complex and critical infrastructure.  Provides user support for server hosting requests, problem resolution, system changes and upgrades.  Analyzes infrastructure performance and resolves problems or makes appropriate recommendations.  Ensures that all aspects of operability are delivered as part of the implementation process while also ensuring that existing service level is maintained or improved.  Contributes to and ensures full compliance to operational standards, procedures and best practices.

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Lead Developer

  • HR Job ID: 38811
  • Hiring Manager: Myndi Brown
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 5/29/2020

Responsible for leading the technical design, development and support of Identity Services infrastructure and applications. Leads, instructs, directs, and checks the work of other software developers using full technical knowledge and thorough understanding of business application of the project. Provides technical supervision to and oversees the work of junior staff. Leads with the expectation that team members are cross-trained on projects and new skill developments. Guides and advises stakeholders on best practices for implementing or enhancing system. Work with management to design high-level system integrations involving in-house development or off-the-shelf products. Assess architectural impact of projects on overall system and make recommendations to manager.

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IT Service Management Analyst

  • HR Job ID: 37569
  • Hiring Manager: Joseph Kurtin
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 11/1/2019

Are you passionate about mapping and improving cross-organizational processes? Northwestern IT is looking for a new member in our IT Service Management (ITSM) team to help us drive ITSM process improvements, and we're looking for you! If you are seeking a high-visibility opportunity coordinating IT change control or if you love finding and bringing out meaningful insights from process data, read on. The ITSM team within the Technology Support Services unit is responsible for processes that cut across all of our IT units, and we seek to help our peers to be efficient, effective, and informed. In collaboration with the ITSM platform team, the ITSM Analyst will help design and build modern visualizations and reports from data in our ticketing system to identify issues and improve our levels of service throughout the organization.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

If you have a question about any of these opportunities, please contact  Chris Fyfe, IT talent acquisition partner.

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