The Associate Director of IT Operations in ORIS, Office of
Research Information Services, sets the direction and execution of
organizational operations with a focus on effectively and
efficiently delivering high quality electronic research
administration systems to the UW Research community.
Successful candidates must be outstanding leaders and be highly
capable of making independent judgments in prioritizing critical
information to make decisions in support of the UW’s Research
The Associate Director of IT Operations in ORIS is a key leader
in the support of UW’s goals of maintaining the role of the
nation’s highest-funded public research university and one of the
top research institutions in the world. The ever growing complexity
and regulation of the grants management lifecycle has resulted in
an increased need to develop electronic research systems that help
streamline the grants management processes. Vendor supported
and custom developed software that improves the researcher’s
experience in attaining and maintaining grants will have a direct
impact on the University of Washington’s ability to remain
competitive in retaining top researchers and the research funding
they bring in. The culmination of the products ORIS delivers
and supports will be an integrated one-stop-shop for research
administration and compliance, resulting in the most effective and
efficient grants management process in the country.
- Bachelor’s degree; business administration or IT related field
- A minimum of 7 years’ of progressively responsible and related
- Minimum 3 years’ experience managing a software engineering
- Minimum 3 years’ experience using Lean-Agile development
- Experience using Scrum and/or Kanban in software
- Experience developing budgets, budget forecasting, and fiscal
management to planned budgets.
- Ability to effectively lead and participate in complex
- Experience working in a matrixed organization.
- Experience with organization IT models and use of reference
architectures such as TOGAF, ITIL, SAFe, IT4IT, etc.
- Demonstrated abilities in negotiation and issue resolution
across organizational lines.
- Experience developing policies and procedures and implementing
- Demonstrated abilities in the areas of project management.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (both
written and oral) are required, as well as the ability to work both
independently and as part of a team with academic researchers and
- Strong knowledge and experience in Microsoft products
including: Word, Excel, Visio, Power Point.
- Knowledge and experience with research administration and the
technology, compliance, government and sponsor requirements, and
other issues that comprise the industry.
- Experience in higher education processes, applications, and
systems or other not-for-profit organizations with research
- Familiarity with a complex, large research university
- Scrum master certification
- Experience using business maturity models and applying to the
- Development of organizational operating models.
Interested candidates Must Apply online at https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/
Location/Region: Seattle, WA (98105)