ABOUT STANFORD ANDRESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES (R&DE):
Founded in 1891, Stanford University is amongthe top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range offields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences andmedicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of SanFrancisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.
Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE),the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports theacademic mission of the university by providing the highest quality services tostudents and other members of the university community. The Department has anannual operating budget of over $316 million and is steward of a $3.1B assetportfolio comprising seven million square feet (one-third of Stanford'sphysical plant), provides housing for nearly 14,000 students and theirdependents, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locationsand over 500,000 meals at athletic concessions events, and hosts 20,000conference guests annually. R&DE comprises 1,300 FTE and part-time staff inthe following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost(SAVP), Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality &Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic businesspartners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, InformationTechnology, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and StrategicCommunications.
"Students (Customers) First" is the mantra ofR&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering qualityand excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, "Excellence isdefined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision."
R&DEInformation Technology consists of 26 full and part-time staff. The department is organized into six teams: CIO office,Portfolio and Project Management Office,Applications Development, Support Services, Security, and Systems & InfrastructureOperations. R&DE IT supports over 65 applications and integrations, 2,200technology assets, and 900+ users. In addition to providing excellence ineverything they do, R&DE IT is dedicated to the mission and core values ofResidential & Dining Enterprises.
TheR&DE IT Enterprise Systems Architect is a member of the R&DE IT Systems& Infrastructure Operations Team, reporting to the Manager of Systems &Infrastructure Operations, and designs, develops, and deploys of advanced andcomplex solutions to support rapid growth and high-availability while followingindustry best practices for security and compliance. We work with R&DEteams, campus partners and vendors to ensure high performance and availabilityof existing systems and to launch new systems. We align existing workflows and anticipateneeds based on the overall goals of R&DE, and we are accountable to thosewe serve, to our teammates and to ourselves for the quality of our work. We areresults oriented as we contribute to the R&DE vision of excellence.
The R&DE IT Enterprise SystemsArchitect will have a significant role in service delivery, and must considerthe reliability and security of the computing environment and the needs of theR&DE community to be among their highest priorities. They will demonstrateexperience in strategic infrastructure design projects where technicalexpertise is necessary to deliver technology innovation that serves businessneeds. They will be driven to explore next technology computing and storagesolutions, applying extensive experience with cloud solutions, VMware, Windowsand Mac operating systems, Linux distributions, physical and logical networks,Active Directory, enterprise database management, information security, anddesktop and endpoint management. They are committed to deepening theirknowledge and skillset through professional development activities, they displaycareful attention to detail and they are equally comfortable working as amember of a team or individually.
Withminimal guidance, design, install, configure, optimize, and maintain integrityof highly complex operating system platforms.
Perform independent high-level design ofenterprise application systems. Establishes the basic structure of the system,defines essential core design features and elements that provide the framework toensure that solutions will perform satisfactorily regarding security,maintainability, and scalability.
Review and design current and futuresystems and services deployed Stanford & R&DE data centers, AWS andother cloud environments. Analyze, review and implement opportunities forimprovement in information systems, approaches to mitigate risks, resolvesecurity alerts and preempt possible adverse outcomes of identified weaknesses.
Work with internal and externalpartners, facility operators and our hardware vendors to design and develop aroadmap for the evolution of our infrastructure platform strategy.
Work closely with systems users in theidentification and resolution of user problems and concerns for complexprojects.
Participate in the development and regulartesting of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.
Contribute to the continuousimprovement of R&DE IT through application of ITIL Service Deliverypractices.
Design, develop, install, and maintainoperating systems, utilities, and applications software on computing systems.
Resolve system emergencies withsignificant impact on the integrity of user data and systems.
Design, configure, implement, andmaintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures.
Establish software/hardware standardsand systems policies and procedures.
Engage in long-term strategic planningwith regard to systems development and integration.
Conceptualize and implement systemswithin broad technical or structural frameworks.
Perform capacity planning for systemconfiguration, software services, network services, load distribution, andservice interrelationships among computer systems.
Act as a technical expert or lead forlocal computer system administration.
Act as project leader on large-scalecomputing projects in which strong technical, directional, and personalleadership is necessary; assign and oversee the work of other systemadministrators as needed.
Manage vendor relationships and costeffective hardware and software maintenance agreements with vendors.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or
Combination of education and relevantexperience
Knowledge, Skills andAbilities:
Experience designingand implementing complex multi-system platforms and vendors.
Experiencecoordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computingfacilities.
Experiencedeveloping/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.
Provenability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.
Expertability to program in multiple programming languages in multiple operatingsystems.
Provenability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a teamenvironment.
Advancedknowledge of security trends and best practices.
Certifications and Licenses:
MS WindowsServer and Linux training and/or certification
Occasionally stand/walk,twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork orparts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally kneel/crawl, climb(ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing byhand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligationsunder the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to anyemployee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Exposed to high voltage electricity,noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals.
Extended hoursand weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates theability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with externalorganizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstratescommitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safetyconcerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessonslearned.
The job duties listedare typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classificationand are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventoryof all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties andresponsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs withoutchanging the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility.Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with itsobligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodationto any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform theessential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any othercharacteristic protected by law.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?