Friday, 2 May 2014

Al Ghurair University IT Jobs; Information Technology Director

Job Title:        Information Technology Director
Job Ref:    AGU/13-14/ITD
Job Location:   Dubai, UAE
Employer:    Al Ghurair University

About  AGU:
Al Ghurair University (AGU) is a private university located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and founded by Al Ghurair. The university offers bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Interior Design.

The university was founded in 1999 for the purpose of serving the national and regional community through equipping the young generations with the necessary knowledge and skills to fit to the development and productivity of their communities. Al Ghurair University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. All bachelor degree programs offered by AGU have been granted accreditation.

Job Overview:
•  The IT Director will provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the university's strategies and objectives while fully supporting the business units.
•  The role is accountable for overseeing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of all technology related areas, including implementing and maintaining best practices and standards in the IT infrastructure, data centers, project deliveries, IT Support and help desk, communication networks (voice and data), software development, and IT operations.
•  In addition to developing, implementing and testing business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Job Requirements:
•  Masters of Science in Computer Science or related field.
•  A valid UAE Driving License
•  Relevant experience in the same field

Job Duties:
Strategy and Planning

  •     Will interact with the business units heads and the executive team as university leaders who drive new business initiatives.
  •     Align IT objectives and programs to university and business unit’s objectives and strategies
  •     Will find new ways to help business units and the organization maximize results while focusing on managing budgets and processes to eliminate or reduce costs.
  •     In line with business and IT strategies, will plan for future hardware, software and resources.

Strategic IT Initiatives:
  •     Selection and deployment of university solutions (Oracle, CRM, …)
  •     Implementation of PMO and new procedures that align business projects with company strategies and project initiation and management processes.

University infrastructure, applications and Services
  •     Optimize costs of services through a mix of internal and external resources and services
  •     Software development versus off the shelf applications
  •     In house versus hosted solutions
  •     Select, manage, and control IT providers (including managing contracts, MSA, SLA)
  •     Establish strategic service provider partnerships

Risk Management
  •     Align IT risk management with university-wide risk management
  •     Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  •     Resource planning.

  •     Report to the board the progress of all major IT initiatives and any potential issues.
  •     Review, improve and implement existing and new policies and procedures.
  •     Align the IT team with university performance objectives (KPIs, development goals, etc.)
  •     Define metrics based on overall business objectives

 Working Relationship (list the working relationship and interaction with internal and external party)
  •     Will interact with the board, business unit and division heads to understand craft and deploy the best solutions for the university or each business unit.
  •     Daily interaction with all IT related teams.

Deadline Date: 26/05/2014

How to Apply:
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