Monday, 16 June 2014

Applications and Solutions, Director Job Vacancy at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Job Title:    Applications and Solutions, Director (priority to UAE Nationals)
Job Ref:    40011
Job Location:    Dubai, UAE
Employer:    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)
Category:    Administrative Positions
Job Type:    Full Time

About HBMSU:
Under the presidency of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, U.A.E, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instigating a culture of quality, excellence and research through e-learning in the Arab world, with emphasis in the academic disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment. HBMSU enjoys international credibility and recognition with its academic and professional programs not only being demand-driven, but also customized to meet the growing needs of businesses in the UAE and indeed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Established in 2002, this innovative higher education project has been conceived, crafted and implemented by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, as a passionate response to the hopes and aspirations of the new Arab generation, with an emphasis on e-learning as the future of education and empowerment in the region. The pioneering vision of the University has, in fact, paved the way for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution.

Job Overview:

Direct a team comprised of software professional staff with experience in business and e-learning software application development, support, maintenance, database administration, and project management, with a mission to achieve high levels of system availability, usability, security, and client service for the university. He/ She will provide technical knowledge and managerial expertise, as well as assists with the development of specific goals, prioritized actions and recommended guidelines for the optimum use and management of IT resources.

Job Duties:
  •     Direct a team of IT software professionals responsible for business and e-learning system applications user access and security.
  •     Ensure best software development practices are adopted.
  •     Ensure 100% availability of IT applications by providing appropriate IT solutions and plans.
  •     Ensure state of the art IT systems in the university (e-Learning solutions, ERP, etc.).
  •     Plan, develop, monitor and assess budgets on yearly and monthly basis and ensure that the department has the needed funds to perform the job and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  •     Plan, Coordinate and provide leadership in the development and implementation of relevant new systems, system   enhancements, and system improvements; reviews and evaluates systems proposals as appropriate.
  •     Oversee administrative application customer support, training and documentation including database, queries, interfaces, and vendor partnered 3rd party applications.
  •     Provide a leading role in educating and information sharing among departments.
  •     Propose direction for future growth and development of the university’s administrative database and computer applications.
  •     Develop and implement administrative system customizations and enhancements through effective project management.

Job Requirements:
  •     Bachelor degree or a Master degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.
  •     PhD./ Doctorate is an advantage. ITIL/PMP/Prince2 or any project management certification.
  •     7 years of relevant experience including management experience.

Deadline Date: 31/08/2014

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