The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
About the faculty/service: Information Technology
Information Technology is a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are focused on prioritizing and optimizing technological investments that facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff. Our greatest strength are the people working with us. People like you, professionals eager to flex their intellectual muscle and achieve new heights in their career. Working here gives you access to a great IT environment, rich with a diverse range of platforms, products, and services. This is a place where innovative ideas are welcome.
In a nutshell: working here is challenging and rewarding. It’ll bring out the best of you. We want people that have the drive to advance IT in higher education. We have the technologies to keep your inner fires burning, and benefits that can help you sustain a better lifestyle. And all this minutes away from gyms, the Byward Market, downtown, and the Rideau Canal at lunch time for runners and skaters.
Reporting to the Information Technology Manager, manages the endeavours that support the strategic operations of a designated Faculty/Service and share this information with technical and non-technical university staff. Provides leadership and guidelines in the implementation of application solutions. Works with business owners to identify potential data sources and business rules and is responsible for the design of conceptual and logical data models for the data warehouse environment. Supports and maintains operational applications and plays an important role in the design, testing and improvement of the applications that support various endeavours. In that capacity, is responsible for the selection and implementation of appropriate technologies and tools to manage the implantation of new releases.
What you will bring:
University degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS) or a related field.
Minimum 5 years of experience in project planning, risk analysis and project management in a complex and diverse IT environment.
Knowledge and experience in project management methodologies and managing multi-year projects (information security projects would be an added asset) that involve cross-functional systems.
Experience creating estimates (timeframes, budgets, resources, etc.), as well as creating process workflow/information flow maps and performing risk analysis and proposing risk mitigation strategies;
Knowledge and experience with information security best practices, security awareness programs, and information security systems would be an asset.
Knowledge of the University’s IT policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Ability to negotiate and influence clients in accepting solutions that align both the strategic goals of the University and short and long-term client requirements.
Advanced interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with business clients, external vendors and technical resources;
Ability to work with minimal supervision, under pressure and with very firm deadlines;
Ability to proactively keep abreast of new/emerging technologies.
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written).
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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