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NEXT Lab Director of Information Technology

Apply now Job no: 492866
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position NEXT Lab Director of Information Technology
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Engineering and Physics - NEXT Lab
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Facilitate Information Technology
B. Strategic Planning for IT and Security
C. Support NEXT IT and DAQ needs
Essential Duties
  1. Facilitate Information Technology

1.   Actively engage with NEXT researchers and leadership to identify, evaluate and manage all aspects of information technology.


  1. Strategic Planning for IT and Security
    1. Support and manage all cybersecurity needs for NEXT and the NEXT Research Alliance including interfacing with ACU IT.
  2. Support NEXT IT and DAQ needs
Support R&D in the lab by supporting data acquisition hardware and software.
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills 
  1. Quick learner of new and custom IT systems
  1. Training Modules Required

  1. Smartsheet certification preferred
  1. Professional

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university preferred.
  2. Experience with IT systems required.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of IT systems including hardware and software.
  4. Understanding of cybersecurity concerns, standards, and solutions.
  5. Preference for a candidate with experience with all aspects of the positions including R&D data acquisition systems, commercial software packages, and programing abilities.
  6. Preference for a candidate with experience with AutoCAD, Vault, Smartsheet, and MIDAS.
  7. Preference for a candidate with cybersecurity management experience.
  1. Personal

  1. Excellent team player
Clear and concise verbal and written communication

Physical Demands
  1. Office work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
  2. Ascending and descending stairs to attend meetings.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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