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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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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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Systems Engineer

  • HR Job ID:  38936
  • Hiring Manager: Scott Pitts
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/21/20

Completes implementation, operation, support, deployment and distribution of critical and complex CI Infrastructure Management Software 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 over multiple platforms. Assist in estimating and planning complex projects. Perform complex system integration tasks.

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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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Lead Systems Analyst

  • HR Job ID: 38905
  • Hiring Manager: Sarah Cross
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/2/2020

Acts as the lead for specific areas of analysis related to the design, implementation, support/maintenance, and enhancement of NU's enterprise, vendor and in-house developed applications. Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems.

Instructs, directs, supports, and provides technical guidance to other business systems analysts, contractors, and consultants, as necessary.

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Senior Systems Administrator

  • HR Job ID: 38907
  • Hiring Manager:  Damir Krstic
  • Location: Evanston
  • Post Date: 7/2/2020

The Systems Administrator Senior 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

Working conditions: 24 x 7 rotational on-call availability to work (Ability to be contacted via cell phone during this time). Some travel required for Training, Conference, and collaborative meeting attendance.

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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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