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See the list below for current openings across Northwestern IT: 

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • HR Job ID: 36848
  • Hiring Manager: Sean Reynolds
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/9/2019

The Associate Vice President, who serves as Northwestern’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and HIPAA Security Officer, is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of a comprehensive, University-wide information security strategy and program that adequately protects information assets, aligns with and supports the risk posture of the University, and meets related compliance and regulatory requirements. Reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and functioning as a senior leader of Northwestern Information Technology, the CISO advocates for the University’s total information security needs and works with business and technology leaders across the University to assess and manage risks while balancing security strategies with other University priorities.

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Application Systems Manager

  • HR Job ID: 38092
  • Hiring Manager: Allison Porterfield
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 1/16/2020

This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience re-imagining systems in a hosted environment with an interest in our educational mission. This position is responsible for:

  1. Partnering with the Technical Application Manager and Director to manage the University’s enterprise applications ensuring sustainability, interoperability and reliability of these systems in the context of overall administrative systems and institutional initiatives;
  2. Working in partnership with business leaders in central offices and schools to understand their needs and translate them into effective technology solutions;
  3. Leading a diverse team of functional system analysts to complete an agreed upon portfolio of projects and provide support for institutional initiatives;
  4. Collaborating with other University technology teams to plan and deliver effective IT services; and
  5. Performing management functions, including budgeting, procurement, vendor management, contract negotiation, and personnel evaluations and actions.

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Developer Associate

  • HR Job ID: 38139
  • Hiring Manager: Brent Billows
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 1/24/2020

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.

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Information Security Analyst

  • HR Job ID: 37377
  • Hiring Manager: Nowell Arnold
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 10/14/2019

Maintains systems to protect data from unauthorized users. Identifies, reports, and resolves security violations. Designs, develops, tests and deploys security for applications or systems. Collaborates with users, to obtain and implement user security requirements, including row-level security. Ensures compliance with all security associated NU, state, and federal rules and regulations. Works closely with NU, individual school and/or department IT to ensure security measures are implemented and communicated effectively.

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Cloud Computing Architect

  • HR Job ID: 38056
  • Hiring Manager: Steve Kwak
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 1/13/2020

Northwestern University is seeking a collaborative technology leader to serve as the University’s Cloud Architect. Working closely with central and distributed IT leadership, the Cloud Architect will be an important part of the evolution of IT at the University, which is focused on delivering applications and infrastructure solutions in a multi-cloud and on-premise technical environment.

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Application Systems Manager

  • HR Job ID: 37704
  • Hiring Manager: Andrew Ludington
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 11/21/2019

The Functional Applications System Manager reports to the Director of Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial (ESAF). This position is responsible for 1) partnering with the Technical Application Managers in the Applications Development and Operations (ADO) department to manage the University’s Finance and Research Administration applications ensuring sustainability, interoperability and reliability of these systems in the context of overall administrative systems and institutional initiatives; 2) working in partnership with business leaders in central offices and schools to understand their needs and translate them into effective technology solutions; 3) leading a diverse team of functional system analysts to complete an agreed upon portfolio of projects and provide support for institutional initiatives; 4) collaborating with other University technology teams to plan and deliver effective IT services; 5) partnering with the managers across Northwestern IT to identify and implement best practices, strengthen intra-organizational communication and continually improve IT’s ability to deliver highest-quality services; and 6) performing management functions, including budgeting, procurement, vendor management, contract negotiation, and personnel evaluations and actions.

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Director, Technology Support Services

  • HR Job ID: 37705
  • Hiring Manager: Peggy McCready
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 11/21/2019

The Director of Technology Support Services (TSS) reports to the Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services and Support (AVP-ITSS) and leads the TSS unit of NUIT in: 1) providing Tier 1 and Tier 2 support to Northwestern University faculty, staff, and students for all NUIT services; 2) working in partnership with technology leaders in schools and departments to coordinate service delivery between the central IT units and the distributed IT units (collectively known as the IT@NU community); 3) proactively offering services to enable the University community to more effectively manage their personal compute environment (including managed desktop security, etc.); 4) collaborating with the NUIT management team to plan and deliver effective campus services; and 5) performing management functions, including budgeting, procurement, contract negotiations, and personnel evaluations and actions for the TSS unit.

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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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Data Center Technician

  • HR Job ID: 37063
  • Hiring Manager: RuthAnn Ostrowski
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 9/11/2019

The Data Center Technician provides onsite support for day-to-day Data Center work and larger scale Data Center design and build projects and moves. Under minimal supervision, monitors, diagnoses, and corrects operational status of the University’s business functions within the communication networks and Data Center services and components. Responsible for coordination between shifts which is required to ensure that all Data Center Systems run efficiently without interruption and Maintenance Program is completed efficiently.  Responsible for managing ticket queue and working tickets through to completion.  When appropriate, communicates business function status with internal University customers. Under minimal direction, installs, tests, and documents computing equipment. As scheduled, visits data center sites to confirm operating conditions are within normal tolerances or report findings and take appropriate measures to correct.

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Systems Engineer

  • HR Job ID: 36900
  • Hiring Manager: Scott Pitts
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/19/2019

Completes implementation, operation, support, deployment and distribution of critical and complex Collaboration Services Infrastructure Management Systems and Services. Advises users on available services and assists in determining best fit. Identifies resources needed and ensures timely completion of requests. Participates as technical expert in design, debugging of major new software and/or significant enhancements to existing software which may include applications on multiple platforms. Assist in estimating and planning complex projects. Perform complex system integration tasks.

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Lead Developer

  • HR Job ID: 36746
  • Hiring Manager: Myndi Brown
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/31/2019

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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Senior Developer

  • HR Job ID: 36576
  • Hiring Manager: Patricia Rajamanickam
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/12/19

The Senior Developer participates as the technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and/or debugging of major new software and/or significant enhancements to existing software which may include applications over multiple platforms. Guides and advises junior staff.  Manages complex projects independently and assists in estimating and planning for future development work. Performs complex system integration tasks.

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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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