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Harvard University IT Mgr, Sys Eng, CSE in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60022BRAuto req ID:60022BRJob Code:I0959M IT Infrastructure Mgt V Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:IT Manager, Systems EngineeringSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:The seven years' required experience listed above must include:

  • Being accountable for providing exceptional infrastructure support and administration

  • Managing technical staff supporting on-prem, hybrid, and/or cloud environments

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid experience with Windows, Linux, Red Hat, SQL, DNS, AD, F5, and email gateways, as well as Cisco UCS and VMware is preferred

  • Experience with on-premise, cloud, and hybrid storage is preferred

  • Experience planning and managing infrastructure upgrades, new server implementations, and migrations is preferred

  • Excellent hardware and networking troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills is preferred

  • Highly energetic, self-motivated, keen attention to detail, and high work standards is preferred

  • Effective at prioritizing work and managing time of self and team in a high-pressure environment is preferred

  • Experience working with end users (technical and non-technical) in defining requirements; ability to communicate with diverse customer communities is preferred

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid position (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA-based campus on a regular basis. Specific schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here: TechnologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:40 hours/week minimumJob Function:Information Technology, TechnicalSchool/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

  • Supervisory experience

Working Conditions:

  • Additional support outside of regularly scheduled hours, including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holiday breaks, may occasionally be required

  • Must participate in a shared 24x7x365 on-call rotation with other IT staff

Position Description:Are you intrigued by joining a dynamic world-class organization at the intersection of higher education and technology innovation? Are you drawn to the idea of supporting learning innovation that will help educate leaders who make a difference in the world? Can you see yourself leading a dynamic team that builds and supports infrastructure platforms that drive that innovation? If so, consider joining our team!

The Manager, IT Systems Engineering, reporting to the Director, Cloud & Systems Engineering (CSE), is responsible for providing leadership and direction to an IT systems & storage engineering team within the 300-person Harvard Business School (HBS) IT organization. This is a hands-on technical position that includes both people and technical management. The manager will build, implement, and support compliant infrastructure and ensure continual improvement of systems and operational policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be a task and detail-oriented leader who has hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing server platforms as well as technical staff. They will possess the ability to successfully implement changes in support, administrative, and system maintenance standards and processes for server operating systems and storage infrastructure. They are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and collaboratively problem-solve.


  • Recruit, develop, and provide technical and professional leadership to a team of systems and storage engineers; be accountable for planned team outcomes

  • Maintain solid working knowledge of key technologies such as Windows, Linux, Red Hat, storage, email gateways, F5 load balancers, and VMware

  • Read and be conversant regarding manuals, specifications, contracts, and statements of work, and general methods of infrastructure management

  • Communicate complex technical concepts effectively, verbally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of technical knowledge

  • Lead the design and implementation of complex enterprise solutions while ensuring compliance with Harvard’s policies and standards and industry best practices

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues as required

  • Maintain a productive, collaborative relationship with business sponsors and end users

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.