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Position Description

The Director of Application, Data and Integration Services is a leader who is ardent about technology, knows how to develop and influence people, manages priorities with ease, and welcomes challenge. The Director is adept at strategizing and has the personal motto of "get it done." The Director succeeds through collaboration, builds relationships, and partners with people across the organization. The Director is forward thinking, able to abstract, and an unyielding solution-finder who asks "what is next" and achieves the "next." 

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Information Technology, the Director of Application, Data and Integration Services leads Cal Poly's Application, Data and Integration Services team. In this role, the Director develops and nurtures strategic relationships with IT leaders, external partners, and business partners to implement solutions that align with strategic goals. The Director is tasked with developing staff, creating and promoting an environment that fosters collaboration, communication, and innovation, and effectually communicates the opportunity and value of integrating technology solutions with campus initiatives. 

Information Technology Services (ITS) is a fast-moving team that is responsible for helping Cal Poly achieve academic excellence through developing and implementing learning, teaching, and administrative solutions which leverage technology that align with strategic goals and objectives. With a focus on continuous improvement, ITS fosters innovation, supports constant learning, and develops people to their full potential. Our team of more than 100 professionals works in a dev/ops environment to shape the technology landscape at Cal Poly. 

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    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. Check our benefits website for additional information.  

Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only)

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in Enterprise Application Management and Development, Information Management, or related field. 

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:  


Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

  1. Ability to challenge and motivate staff to deliver measurable results. 

  2. Proven experience in IT planning and systems development and deployment using ITIL-based approaches. 

  3. Demonstrated experience working with cloud-based technologies and integration of those technologies with on-premise services. 

  4. Demonstrated skills in being a thoughtful problem solver, acting with urgency, being flexible, exercising sound judgement, and listening. 

  5. Demonstrated ability to simplify through process and automation. 

  6. Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, initiative, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment. Ability to represent the university in a professional and conscientious manner.  

  7. Demonstrated ability to review and act upon complex individual and organizational problems and make creative recommendations to influence change in technology policies. 

  8. Knowledge of the issues and opportunities associated with design and implementation of campus enterprise application services technologies and infrastructure. 

  9. Ability to develop, interpret, implement and articulate complex policies. 

  10. Experience in simultaneously managing multiple and complex projects. 

  11. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.  

Preferred Qualifications / Skills

  • Experience working within the Amazon Web Services technical ecosystem. 

  • Degree in computer science or related field. 

  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.  

Special Conditions (Staff)


  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development. 

  • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis. 

  • The person holding this position is 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. 

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. 

  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. 

  • Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to time of hire. 

  • This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

  • Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business. 

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought. 

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community. 

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.  

Pre-Employment Conditions (Staff)

Background / Fingerprint  

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How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by November 19, 2018 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

To apply, visit to complete the required online Cal Poly Management Employment Application and apply to Requisition #105066. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: 

California Polytechnic State University 
Human Resources Dept. 
1 Grand Ave 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0020 

For Inquiries and Additional Information, contact: 
Human Resources 
Voice: (805) 756-2236 

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different 
backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. 

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

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Job Category:
Areas of Responsibility:
Data / Database
Services / Service Management
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Systems / Operations
Information Technology