Ohio Technology Consortia Srvs
CISO - OH-TECH
In conjunction with the Office of Research and the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, this position serves as primary security officer for all technology efforts within the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH). The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - OH-TECH leads the development and maintenance of risk management efforts (including both data/systems security and IT business continuity), coordinates overall IT governance functions for OH-TECH, and develops and promotes IT security practice and procedure improvements, and related IT strategic change initiatives.
Together, these functions are crucial for balancing the need for IT support/systems that maximize flexibility and adaptability while minimizing risk to the units. The governance functions establish the organizational mechanisms, and specify accountable parties, for decision-making on IT generally. The security practice improvement component aligns consortia decision-making on IT and risk management, and actual methods for carrying out those risk management goals and strategies. This position is a member of the Shared Infrastructure leadership team and works with the Director and in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor to strategize, manage, integrate and coordinate overall IT direction. The jobholder shares the responsibility for ensuring the overall performance of the security functionality for all consortia and the Department of Higher Education. Leads, develops and maintains the IT risk, business continuity and compliance management strategies. Develops and maintains policies, standards, processes and procedures to assess, monitor, report, escalate and remediate IT risk, security and compliance related issues.
Works collaboratively with Enterprise Security, compliance, Internal Audit, risk management and various technical teams in the design and implementation of audit, risk assessment and regulatory compliance practices for IT. Closely partners with Enterprise Security, and functions as OH-TECH’s Security Liaison and primary security, risk and business continuity contact. Works with cross-functional teams in designing reviews and tests of IT internal controls and security mechanisms to ensure that existing IT systems are operating as designed and that they contain adequate security controls for risk management and compliance. Facilitates risk assessments and identifies risk themes. Proactively promotes enhancement of technology-related internal controls awareness, training and best practices across units. Serves as the main point of contact with the Office of the CIO and State of Ohio CIO to investigate and resolve IT security incidents involving OH-TECH systems. Leads, develops and maintains the OH-TECH IT governance strategy. In conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor, oversees the development of a governance mechanism that helps to continuously coordinate and integrate IT decision-making, and specifying appropriate parties for such decision-making, across units; communicates agendas and outcomes with IT and unit leaders and beyond as appropriate. Responsible for the security, risk reduction and compliance aspects of OH-TECH’s IT process improvement and strategic change initiatives. Acts as a change agent to assess and promote best security practices across the organization. Works with cross-functional IT teams to design, develop, and integrate IT processes and procedures utilizing best security practices, industry standard frameworks (e.g., NIST) for state and university mandated risk and security frameworks, and control requirements. Leads the IT organization’s overall business continuity planning, including creating disaster recovery processes and assisting in performing business continuity test scenarios and trials.
SR Systms Dev/Eng-Not Sap
Supports LAN operations for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), in collaboration with the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (DHE), in accordance with university policies, goals, and objectives; reporting to the Systems Admin Manager.
The Shared Infrastructure team is responsible for managing collective information technology assets for DHE and its consortia; responsibilities include Platform as a Service, Development as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, LAN services, Desktop Support, Program Management, Service Now and Security. The Local Area Network (LAN) engineer installs, operates and maintains the network components in the LAN environments; this includes support of LAN, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and security components such as, but not limited to: switches, Domain Name Servers (DNS), DHCP servers, firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices; performs analysis and resolution of problems in the network; performs log aggregation and analysis; interfaces with clients, customers, WAN engineers and vendors as necessary for specific requirements; assists in the development and maintenance of network communications; uses knowledge of LAN systems to help design internal networks; tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements; maintains and troubleshoots network problems, designs and recommends changes to network topology as appropriate; is responsible for network performance and uptime; maintains strict maintenance documentation, schedules maintenance and change procedures in accordance with unit policy and procedures; examines current network topologies and provides management with advice by outlining opportunities to provide better and/or more cost-effective network services.
Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work duties from home; after hours and weekend work for maintenance may be required; other duties as assigned.
Working collaboratively with the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Senior Vice President for Research at The Ohio State University, the Executive Director has responsibility for overseeing the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet). OARnet is a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. OH-TECH maximizes efficiencies within the consortia to benefit Ohio education and promote economic opportunities for the state of Ohio.
Located in Columbus, Ohio, OARnet delivers technology-based solutions that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. OARnet serves Ohio’s education, health care, public broadcasting, and government communities. OARnet’s fiber-optic backbone stretches more than 2,240 miles, thereby lowering broadband access cost. On behalf of its members and clients, OARnet negotiates volume purchase prices for software, hardware and/or network services. By centralizing technology hardware, software, and network requirements needed to support the overall community, OARnet reduces the cost of service delivery. Offerings include a network operations center, co-location, emergency web hosting, and cloud computing. The Executive Director has responsibility for overseeing and serving as the technology leader of Ohio’s advanced networking infrastructure. Candidates for this position must have a clear vision for the potential of advanced technology to increase education and research opportunities and economic competitiveness of the state of Ohio and nationally.
Directs all OARnet activities, responsible for network operations, supervises senior management team, and oversees budget and planning. Directly manages the Senior Management Team and indirectly manages a total staff of approximately 60. Budgetary responsibilities are in excess of $26 million. Responsible for providing clients with a production-based networking environment with emphasis on dependability, quality, and responsiveness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ensures that OARnet network services has both competitive prices and added value compared to other alternatives.
Assists research staff in obtaining grants for high performance networking research. This position is directly responsible for the management of the network providing Internet and supercomputer connectivity to approximately 90 higher education institutions in the state of Ohio, public schools, libraries, state of Ohio agencies, other activities supported by ODHE, and (under special conditions) nonprofit and commercial clients. Coordinates with the ODHE, OH-TECH, state agencies, and university partners on technology policies and shared service development; expands external funding options by seeking association, nonprofit, private opportunities and developing statewide teams to respond to major, federal research opportunities; leadership and participation in national forums, committees, and discussions. Administrative oversight of the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium (OVI2C) in collaboration with the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) and Internet2. Represents OARnet in national bodies such as the Quilt.
Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work duties from home; other duties as assigned.