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Head Of Technology Services

Macquarie University - North Ryde, NSW

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  • Salary Package: A competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful applicant
  • Appointment type: full-time, fixed term for 5 years
  • Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde


Macquarie University is seeking a transformational leader to take on the newly created opportunity of Head of Technology Services within MQ Information Technology. The Head of Technology Services leads the development and delivery of a holistic view of the technology and infrastructure interests of the University, which includes outlining the university's technological strategic direction, implementing technology strategies and ensuring that the technological resources are aligned with the business and links the university’s mission, strategy and processes of the University to its IT strategy.

You will lead a large Technology Services team through change and transformation of services, working in close collaboration with senior Information Technology colleagues to ensure strategic alignment.

This is an exciting time to join the IT Senior Leadership team to unlock the huge potential of technology at Macquarie University.

About You

You will be a highly experienced leader with extensive industry knowledge and an understanding of the latest trends and industry developments in technology, specifically in infrastructure, communications, networking, end user computing and cloud computing.

You are a strategic thinker with a track record of being creative and innovative, developing effective solutions and you will have the ability to manage related risks. You are passionate and skilled in driving technology driven efficiencies and effectiveness and building high-performance teams to deliver these outcomes with a strong service focus.

Highly collaborative in your approach, you build positive working relationships with both colleagues and stakeholders to achieve strategically aligned outcomes.

About Us

Macquarie University Information Technology (MQ IT) embraces the university mission to be bold, distinctive, progressive and transformational. Information Technology is a trusted business partner with an ethos of service, and we pride ourselves in the application of a strong collaborative partnership approach to transformation across the University. We strive for the efficient provision of services to better support the areas where we should be unique across the education, research and health portfolios within the University.

Technology Services provides and maintains core Infrastructure and Communication services along with delivering operational IT services and support to staff and students across the University.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 56 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today .

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply via the email address below and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field, skills and experience with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • A strategic thinker with extensive industry knowledge and an understanding of latest trends and industry developments in technology, specifically in infrastructure, communications, networking and end user computing.
  • Significant tenure working in a technological role encompassing detailed expertise in virtualised environments, networking, infrastructure and end user computing.
  • Experience in executive technology decisions making, including managing large teams of technology specialists, technology budget and making investments to align the company with their vision for its technological needs.
  • Experience to investigate, identify and analyse key issues and the associated alternative, benefits and costs to develop practical solutions.
  • Track record of being creative and innovative, developing effective solutions and the ability to manage related risks.
  • An effective communicator and an expert in technologies in complex hybrid environments with a substantial track record of excellent managerial experience.

This position requires a criminal record check and qualification check.

Enquiries & Application: Patrick O’Sullivan-Hayes, Principal Account Manager at Talent International via MQU@talentinternational.com or (02) 9223 9855.

*Applications will need to be submitted to Talent International. Please do not apply directly on this page.*

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

16/04/2021 11:59 PM

Equity & Diversity Statement

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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