Manager, Desktop Systems

New York City
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Created: May 12, 2014


The Columbia University Library Information Technology Office (LITO) seeks an experienced professional for the position of Manager of Desktop Systems. Reporting to the Director of the Library Information Technology Office, the Manager of Desktop Systems is responsible for all aspects of both public and staff facing desktop, laptop, and mobile computers and servers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: system architecture and design, backup, security, storage, server and desktop virtualization, compliance, and disaster recovery for Columbia Libraries' Digital Centers, staff and other public computing platforms. The Manger of Desktop Systems is a senior leader within LITO with the responsibility for making purchase decisions for hardware, software, and servers in support of 900 staff and public desktop systems and related servers. The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility over four systems engineers, ensuring an effective and productive team to serve the needs of the Libraries/Information Services. Responsibilities include:

-Provides senior leadership and strategy on assigned projects, including in-depth design, development and operational support of server and workstation infrastructure.

- Oversees staff responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of information systems and services, performs evaluation and assessment of goals and other administrative duties as required. Directly supervises four desktop system engineers and indirectly several others on a per project basis.

- Manages security policies, access permissions, backup, failover and disaster recovery for mission-critical systems.

- Develops, designs, tests, implements and documents modifications to both vendor supplied and in-house applications and systems to meet specific requirements.

-Collaborates on projects, strategic planning and related activities and serves as liaison with other IS, IT and Library units. Represents LITO at University-wide initiatives related to desktop infrastructure and services.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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