Job Details

California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 5138904
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology

Cloud Systems, Operations & Security Manager

Job No: 537404
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Cloud Systems, Operations & Security Manager

Classification Title: Administrator II (MPP II)

Posting Details
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, April 15th @ 11:55pm PDT

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Cloud Operations & Security Operations Manager leads the campus enterprise systems, storage, and cloud infrastructure to maintain a high level of security and availability. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Infrastructure & Operations, this key leadership position is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining public and private cloud environments and systems. The role involves managing day-to-day operations, performing, and documenting architecture, and procedures including continuous monitoring implementation and enforcement of robust security measures. The incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional teams, vendors, and stakeholders to align cloud strategies with institutional goals, providing strategic guidance on emerging technologies and best practices.
The Cloud Systems, Operations & Security Manager will provide operational leadership and management of all functional areas of the Identity Management & Systems Operations unit of IRT. This comprises critical infrastructure associated with campus data center, disaster recovery (DR), and cloud infrastructure storage, servers, high availability, and backup systems. The incumbent is also responsible for the identity management (IDM) architecture and processes related to the management of information pertaining to people and their access to computerized systems.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,000 per month - $11,000 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 per month - $14,713 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Other hours as required.

Telecommuting Options:

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 1-2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information

Who is IRT?
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State.

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Required Qualifications

Education & Experience:
  1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or discipline or equivalent experience.
  2. Experience with running and maintaining applications, servers and other systems, along with programming and scripting [.NET, C#, PowerShell, Puppet, Chef, etc.]
  3. Demonstrated experience serving in an IT leadership role, successfully leading projects, delivering services, and developing effective people and processes in cloud and on-premise systems services, storage, and identity management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  1. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various stakeholders
  3. Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  4. Strong technical skills in cloud computing, networking and security.
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgement.
  6. Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, experience with vulnerability management tools and techniques, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure the security and integrity of systems and data.
  7. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to pass background check.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Masters in Computer Science, MIS or related field.
  2. Demonstrated leadership in identity management (IDM) architecture and processes related to the management of information pertaining to people and their access to computerized systems.
  3. Five (5) or more years working in a datacenter environment supporting infrastructure, systems and applications.
  4. Four (4) or more years of Information Technology experience working in higher education infrastructure support.
  5. Three (3) years of experience in a managing or supervisory role performing one or more of the following: mentoring / coaching, task delegation, work progress supervision and professional development.
  6. Theoretical and practical understanding of private and public cloud system integrations and opportunities.
  7. Ability to productively assemble, engage and lead cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals with run, grow and innovate strategies.
Documents Needed to Apply
*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to disqualification.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Diversity Statement - You will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your application:

Sacramento State is on a mission to create a welcoming campus free from all forms of bias, discrimination, and oppression. Please share personal and/or professional examples highlighting your support and achievement of antiracism, diversity, equity, and, inclusion efforts.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

"As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: March 26, 2024 (7:45 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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