Head of IT Department / CIO
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The University About

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character.

The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world.

The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History.

In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine.

Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its international outlook, #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

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With the increase of the University acting as a European excellence hub, the CIO will play a key role in helping the UL’s ambition to further connect to corporate partners, public sector and private life.

The CIO will act as a publicly accessible touch point to the digitalization of the academic landscape during conferences, panels and meetings with public / corporate representatives.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Take full accountability of IT Services towards all institutions (academic and administrative) of UL
  • Manage, develop and act as collaborative, servant leader towards the internal and external team members of UL IT Department
  • Continue to lead the technological / digital transformation at UL on an organizational as well as on technological level
  • Act as key representative of IT and technological solutions towards the academic world; translate and communicate as a trustful partner to find the best solutions possible to support R&D
  • Architecture and enrich the technological infrastructure as a platform to support our innovative environment’s requirements
  • Design, monitor, adapt hand in hand with the CISO a secure environment that balance the security needs of the institution with the individual needs to explore / test / break things quickly as part of the innovative process
  • Design / Select / Maintain central software solutions to foster modern support functions across the University; identify, facilitate access and safe usage of ad-hoc solutions preferred by individuals and supported at local level
  • Run, monitor and improve the end-users support activity to guarantee efficient incident handling, to facilitate user adoptions of IT solutions, to develop users’ digital skills necessary to support the institution digital transformation
  • Act as a Representative of Digitalization and IT of the UL towards external partners and stakeholders, especially towards public life
  • Function as a Talent Magnet and Representative of the UL towards young digital and technological talents
  • What we expect from you

    10+ years of relevant working experience, focusing on IT modernization and digital transformation in alignment with guaranteeing mission critical business solutions.

  • Master degree in related discipline
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Possesses a technology background that includes experience serving as CTO, CIO or Head of IT with a proven track record of leading people, aligning processes and technology in the pursuit of strategic business outcomes
  • Experience or deep understanding in working with or within the academic world, showing system awareness towards setups, processes, societal importance and personalities among others
  • Substantial experience in driving digital transformation for both internal setups as well as client-facing solutions, including agile methodologies and cloud migration
  • Background in Project Management / Data Services : Experience in leading complex technological projects, especially in fields of data solutions and software development
  • A recognized thought leader with relevant subject-matter expertise and a strong understanding of the landscape, trends, strategic partnerships, visibility and platform thinking
  • Contract Type : Permanent
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Internal Title : Head of central department
  • Job Reference : UOL05019
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