Director, Applied Technology, Research and Innovation

Massachusetts, United States
06 Jun 2019
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06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR, APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, Facilities-Infrastructure Business Operations, to be responsible for the governance, planning, and improvement of numerous information technology applications for Facilities, the Office of Campus Planning, and their customers; and for fostering innovation, research, and knowledge sharing with the MIT community. Will facilitate efforts internally and externally to ensure that leading-edge technologies in the fields of facility planning, information management, operations, construction, and smart-building technology are employed in appropriate and effective ways; develop and implement best practice policies and procedures for managing technology resources, budgets, asset inventory, procurement methods, and the department’s information security program; and work directly with department directors and managers, IS&T, and other MIT stakeholders to understand current IT challenges, document requirements, and plan and deliver cost effective solutions that meet the Institute’s needs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least ten years’ relevant work experience; experience with the analysis, implementation, and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications; solid understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks, cybersecurity, etc.; experience with controlling information technology budgets and creating and implementing IT policies and systems that will meet objectives; experience with team building and partnering; strong client service orientation; a deep understanding of both the service and stewardship missions of a facilities organization; excellent strategic thinking, communication, cross-functional collaboration, and project management skills; and the ability to deal with ambiguity and intensity, work independently, and provide advanced deliverable management. In-depth knowledge of the facilities planning, operations, and/or construction industry is preferred, including the types of technology required to support these functions. Job #17533-12

MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists.