Data Center and Telecommunications Lead (498598)

California State University (CSU) Northridge
January 8, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type


CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director, Infrastructure Services, the Data Center and Telecommunications Lead manages all day-to-day activities of Telecommunications and Data Center Operations staff. The incumbent provides technical and managerial oversight in planning, design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting to Telecommunications and cloud/on-premises hybrid Data Center operations; coordinates 24x7x365 support for all Telecommunications and Data Center related activities; advises Sr. Director on policies, standards and procedures as it relates to data center and telecommunications infrastructure; adheres to and implements industry best practices for data center and telecommunications infrastructure and operations; coordinates and consults with internal IT teams; partners with Facilities Planning and Physical Plant Management (PPM) to coordinate and advice on development projects on campus; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field. Specifically applicable technical training and/or experience may be substituted for the entirety of the degree. Five years of full-time, in-depth experience in telecommunication and datacenter infrastructure and the management of information technology teams.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: Windows Directory Services (AD); internal desktop operating system technology, computer operations and hardware, and personal, hand-held devices. Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available services. Working knowledge of Linux (RHEL/Oracle Linux) and Windows operating systems. Experience working with application monitoring and performance tools preferred. Knowledge of the applications, requirements, standards, functionality, and capacity of copper and fiber optic cabling in regard to supporting voice, data, wireless and video technologies. Knowledge of the construction, installation and maintenance issues relating to copper and fiber optic cabling in both outside plant and intra building cabling environments. Proficiency in creating and editing telecommunications drawings. Familiar with TIA/EIA (Telecommunications Industry Association/Electronic Industries Alliance) standards. Ability and specialized skills to: deliver high-quality customer support to both technical and non-technical customers; perform advanced desktop systems administration and integration in a distributed, networked, multi-vendor computing environment. Ability to react positively under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Occasional light lifting (moving computer equipment).

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

Classification: 0410 / Operating Systems Analyst

The salary range for this classification is: $6249 - $12,100 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $6249 - $9200, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period

Applications received through January 19, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.


The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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