Job Details

University of Maryland
  • Position Number: 4513814
  • Location: College Park, MD
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology
The Associate Director leads a variety of services that support both the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) IT infrastructure as well as research computing needs. The service portfolio is divided into administrative infrastructure, research infrastructure and support, web development, and helpdesk. The helpdesk supports basic user needs like printing along with audiovisual support and lab instrumentation. Administrative support includes wired and wireless networking, IP telephony, building security and automation, virtual server and data center management. Research infrastructure includes a local high-performance computing cluster, several petabytes of data storage, dozens of scientific software installations, and support for researcher owned web, database, and storage servers. Web development supports tools for managing administrative and research data.

The Associate Director provides leadership for the portfolio of IT services. The Associate Director manages direct reports who lead the above service portfolios. A hands-on approach will require the Associate Director to have the technical skills to support all aspects of IBBR's IT services portfolio.

Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or related field.
Experience: Eight (8) years' experience in the field of information technology. Three (3) or more years of direct supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in leading IT projects of significant technical complexity involving multiple stakeholders and across technical subject areas

  • Experience in supportingLINUXsystems and computer workstations in a scientific computing environment are required. Experience in developing and supporting high performance computing.

  • Experience with data center management including power and cooling requirements.

  • Experience with managing inter and intra building fiber optic andCATcabling.

  • Demonstrated skills in interpreting customer design requirements and translating them into technical specifications.

  • Demonstrated skills in customer service including responding to suggestions and IT/ research needs of customers throughout the institute, and effective written and verbal communication.

  • Demonstrated skills in prioritizing, implementing, and managing short and long-term IT projects.


    • Experience with the following technologies: Lenel building security, Slurm resource manager,TALLstack development, Windows Active Directory,ZFS, BeegFS, Proxmox,DRBD, Juniper JunOS, CiscoIOSandNXOS.

    • Expertise in computer hardware.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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