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Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted April 12, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
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Salary $200000.00 per annum


Director Talent location Sydney. Salary $200000.00 per annum.

The role Macquarie University is seeking a transformational leader to take on the newly created opportunity of Director, Application Services within our Information Technology department.  This critical role will be focused on driving the development roadmap and application lifecycle of Applications within the University including the planned retirement and obsolescence of applications together with the creation of a core portfolio of standard application offerings, both internally developed and vendor sourced applications, to optimise the University's application offerings.

You will lead a large Application Services team through change and transformation of applications, whilst working in close collaboration with senior Architecture Services colleagues to ensure strategic alignment. This is an exciting time to join our expanding IT Senior Leadership team, as we unlock the huge potential of technology at Macquarie University.

About you will be a highly experienced leader with demonstrable experience in the development, support, sourcing and optimisation of IT Applications, with a strong track record of remediating and maximising applications within large, complex organisations. You are passionate and skilled in driving transformational business results and building high-performance teams to deliver these outcomes with a strong service focus.

You are highly collaborative in your approach and build positive working relationships with both colleagues and stakeholders to achieve strategically aligned outcomes.

About us information Technology is a trusted business partner with an ethos of service but not subservience, and we pride ourselves in the application of a strong collaborative partnership approach to transformation across the University. The University's applications-related functions including Software/Web Development, Information Technology Applications Support and Business Support for applications are managed within the Applications Services function.

Macquarie is a University engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of University. Over the years, we've 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 Degree (postgraduate desirable) and experience in Information Technology/Business or related discipline, including knowledge of core IT principles and practices.

10+ years' experience managing a large and varied portfolio of applications for a major organization. Recent experience in rationalising a 200+ applications portfolio within a large complex enterprise, with an understanding of tertiary sector issues and dynamics. Track record of achievement in digital/ICT Application implementation/development and support in a large and complex environment.

Demonstrated transformational leader, with experience building a high-performance, efficient and skilled team with a strong service-orientation in a complex, critical environment. Significant experience in dealing with multiple senior stakeholders with differing priorities. Experienced in change management and strong communication skills, with an ability to operate effectively in a complex environment.