The University of Alabama at Birmingham Information Technology department (UAB IT) is currently seeking applicants for an Executive Director of Network Infrastructure to direct the effort and capital expenses of the Network and Telecommunications Infrastructure groups. Reporting to the AVP/Chief Technology Officer, this position will serve as the Chief Architect of the network and telephone solutions and be accountable for the availability of network and telephone services and to monitor and take proactive action on network and telephone capacity.
Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Manages and directs staff and vendors implementing and supporting the network and telephone solutions at UAB.
Architects and documents network architecture for network additions and changes to support new business and technical requirements and new versions of equipment and software. Oversees the physical fiber and copper network plants at UAB.
Participates in leader, team and customer/client meetings to understand organizational priorities and principles and share information and direction for the network.
Manages the capital, contracts and personnel budgets for projects and operations relating to the network engineering, operations and telephone departments.
Creates content and delivers communication and awareness of network and telephone capabilities and changes at UAB.
Performs other duties as assigned.
About UAB and UAB IT
The UAB story is one of remarkable growth in size, quality, reputation and impact. In a little more than four decades, UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center. The university is ranked first by U.S. News & World Report among universities in Alabama and 67th nationwide, it is also in the top 25 of midsize employers in the U.S., according to Forbes magazine and is the top research university in Alabama. At UAB, IT is about technology. Technology is a key component to achieving UAB's core mission. Technology advances Healthcare, empowers Research & Scholarship, and supports Operations & Administration. While our colleagues and partners may be many and varied, our commitment to a robust and secure technology framework is singular and strong. A framework that maximizes the utilization and effectiveness of technology, that provides innovative resources that meet UAB's technology needs in a cost effective, coordinated and efficient manner, and that protect and secure information and systems.
You may know it as the birthplace of the steel movement, but this “Magic City” has grown into a charming Southern city with a buzzing urban center – and UAB is right in the middle of it.
Birmingham boasts a diverse, international flavor. Find your new favorite food at one of our
award-winning, James Beard-recognized restaurants; experience new heights at the Vulcan statue atop Red Mountain; cheer on your favorite baseball team at the Regions Field ballpark; or simply sit back and enjoy the view at the award-winning Railroad Park. UAB has transformed Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research and development with a thriving arts and cultural scene.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or a closely related field and ten (10) years of related experience. A Master's degree is preferred. Experience with network engineering, network operations, telephone and physical wiring plants is also preferred. A CCNA, PMP, CISM, CISSP or Palo Alto certification is desirable but not required.
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