Rockefeller University Director Of Infrastructure in New York, New York
Job Title Director Of Infrastructure
Laboratory / Department Information Technology
The goal of Information Technology (IT) is to provide information resources and services to accelerate and support scientific research at The Rockefeller University. Under the aegis of the Office of the CIO, which is responsible for Information Technology, high-performance computing, bioinformatics, decision support systems, data analytics, cyber security, and the university?s Library, the Director of Infrastructure will be a member of the Information Technology department?s senior leadership team and report directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
The Director of Infrastructure role is responsible for establishing the strategic and technical direction for the university's cyber-infrastructure, whenever possible advancing the university's adoption of a cloud first deployment philosophy and a serverless environment that appropriately leverages automation, DevOps methodologies, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles, and containerization/virtualization to build and maintain robust, resilient, and highly available systems and service offerings. In this role, the candidate will have the oversight of several groups within the Information Technology department, including: the Platform Services and Cloud Services (PSCS) group, which is responsible for Active Directory, Enterprise Messaging (O365), Enterprise storage (currently NetApp and Data Domain), collaboration services (DropBox and OneDrive); Networking and Telecommunications, and Cloud and Container Engineering (CCE).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information systems/technology or a related technical or scientific field required; graduate degree preferred. Proven track record of successfully managing diverse technical staff required. Strong expertise in commercial cloud infrastructures (i.e. AWS, GCP, and Azure) and containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm) technologies is required. Experience in an academic computing environment or scientific laboratory highly desired. Familiarity with virtualization technologies and related tools (e.g. Vagrant, VirtualBox, VMware, VDI) a plus. Experience managing Linux/UNIX and Windows Enterprise services infrastructure with a diverse technical endpoint environment (Windows Server OS, Microsoft Exchange, RedHat/CentOS/Ubuntu, load balancers and proxy servers) required. Familiarity with networking infrastructure and protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP) required. Knowledge of both traditional telecommunications infrastructures (e.g. PBX) and VoIP and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) technologies is preferred. Must have experience with establishing and maintaining high-quality enterprise system and service monitoring environments. Experience with collaborative automated test tools (e.g. Cucumber) desired. Should be familiar with code repositories such as GitLab. Must have the ability to prioritize based on the objectives of multiple groups and build strong relationships across teams. Working knowledge of modern programming languages and concepts (in order to facilitate an infrastructure-as-code environment) is strongly desired. Proven ability and passion for continuous learning, ability to critically evaluate new technologies. Understanding of Agile/Kanban techniques highly desired. Must possess a strong sense of ownership and accountability, along with a positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans