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See the list below for current openings across Northwestern IT: 

Coordinator of Special Events

  • HR Job ID: 46166
  • Hiring Manager: Steve Christensen
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 10/21/22

The Special Events Coordinator supports Northwestern IT trainings and events for students, faculty, staff, researchers, school and unit IT colleagues, and other relevant audiences. This position coordinates logistics associated with trainings and events that span across the information technology organization.

Organizing and executing key events, the Coordinator is primarily responsible for partnering with Northwestern IT units, senior leadership, and IT Communications to plan, coordinate, and execute strategic trainings and events—both virtual and in-person. The Coordinator also works with the IT Communications team and key stakeholders to market and promote trainings and events and ensure new and established events follow established planning protocols.

Please Note: Hours are determined based on the needs of the programing and subject to change as needed. Some weekend and outside-normal working hours may be required.

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Manager, Distributed Application Platform Services

  • HR Job ID: 45883
  • Hiring Manager: John LLanes
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/16/2022

The Manager of Distributed Application Platform Services leads a team responsible for administration of Northwestern University's multi-tier enterprise applications and ERP environments hosted on-premises and by third-party providers, including cloud-based solutions. Must possess excellent customer service skills and leadership level communication and presentation experience. Develops productive relationships with IT and business leaders across the University. Understands and can define Service Level Expectations (SLE) with application owners and measures success by meeting those expectations. Actively fosters employee's skills development and performance. Directs team through growth opportunities, organizational and technological transitions. Maintains positive relationships with hosting providers and other 3rd party vendors. Collaborates across IT in the development of strategic plans and in setting the future direction of application infrastructure architecture. Establishes performance expectations and creates an environment of accountability to effectively deliver and support application infrastructure and system administration through the complete lifecycle of all applications.

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Manager, IT Service Desk

  • HR Job ID: 45514
  • Hiring Manager: Joseph Kurtin
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/9/22

The Service Desk Manager is responsible for strategic oversight for the service desk function at NUIT and visionary leadership of the service desk team to provide effective and efficient customer service and resolve all technical issues. The Service Desk Manager is skilled in IT management, customer service, problem-solving, and process improvement. The successful candidate is enthusiastic, organized, a motivating team leader possesses exceptional customer service skills and thrives in a very dynamic environment. This position manages a team that supports a diverse customer base including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Ultimately, the Service Desk Manager should be able to ensure high quality and consistent technical support to increase customer satisfaction while motivating and cultivating the Service Desk team.

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Systems Analyst

  • HR Job ID: 45413
  • Hiring Manager: Ishrat Fatima
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/4/22

Are you excited about problem solving and creating innovative solutions? Do you have experience working with Human Resources and enterprise-wide systems? Have prior experience or curious about working in Higher Education?

Northwestern IT, based in the heart of Evanston, is looking for a detail-oriented individual who loves working with enterprise systems and collaborating with clients across the University to deliver new functionality through requirements gathering and documentation, application configuration and testing. The ideal candidate would have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, solid written and verbal communication skills, and prior experience acting as a functional, business or systems analyst. Experience with PeopleSoft HRMS/HCM (e.g., Payroll, Recruiting, Workforce Management, Self Service), Learning Management Systems, Workforce Software, or similar systems is a plus!

In addition to joining a collaborative and supportive team, Northwestern employees take advantage of excellent healthcare, retirement and educational benefits.

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Systems Analyst

  • HR Job ID: 45412
  • Hiring Manager: Neeraj Jajodia
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 8/4/22

The Systems Analyst performs tasks related to the design, implementation, support/maintenance, and enhancement of NU's enterprise, vendor and in-house developed applications. You will be involved in all stages of development, including requirements gathering, documentation of specifications, feedback cycles, testing, and release of the final product. Because these systems are continuously evolving, you will be responsible for enhancing and supporting existing systems as well as contributing to the evaluation and development of new systems. Additional responsibilities will include documentation of functional requirements, analysis of requirements in the context of software and processes, and development and execution of test plans. You will also assist with and documents process improvement efforts and provides support for production issues. Collaborates with key business clients across the University, developers, and other analysts to define detailed functional requirements, create test scripts, and execute testing for enhancements to our core system.

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Senior Telecom Technician

  • HR Job ID: 44583
  • Hiring Manager: Doug Dickerson
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 5/11/2022

Plans and implements network/telecommunication system, product and/or service installation projects ensuring that goals and objectives are attained.  Provides instruction to and supervises staff.

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  • HR Job ID: 43074
  • Hiring Manager: Milen Ivanov
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 1/24/2022

The Developer for application development and support of PeopleSoft FSCM and other related systems must be experienced in application software development with strong business analysis and PeopleSoft technical skills. 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 system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned 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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