Manager, Systems Engineering

University of Alaska

Manager, Systems Engineering


University of Alaska System


Are you a visionary technology leader with a passion for contributing to the success of higher education? Nanook Technology Services, NTS, seeks an exceptional individual to spearhead the creation and leadership of a dynamic Systems Engineering Team within UAF's newly extablished NTS IT unit. This is a unique opportunity to build a team from the ground up! Your leadership and vision will establish the team's structure and steer technological advancements, improve existing systems and develop innovative solutions that drive UAF towards its strategic goals. If you are ready to lead, innovate, and make a lasting impact, we encourage you to apply!Nanook Technology Services seeks a dynamic individual with proven leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, who posseses the ability to inspire staff and maintain a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, building consensus and achieving results.


The successful candidate will be technically proficient with a strong understanding of system engineering principles, methodologies, and technologies. You will be adaptable to changes, whether they are related to technological advancements, shifts in organizational priorities, or evolving educational trends utilizing excellent problem-solving to address technical challenges and obstacles that may arise during development, using analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to find effective solutions. In your role, you will use excellent written and verbal communication skills, committed to working within a purpose-focused culture of accontability where you own your results as you build and maintain strong relationships with technical and non-technical colleagues throughout the organization. You will need to understand stakeholder engagement and ensure success and be a capable change agent: recognizing the need for change, initiating value-add change campaigns, and monitoring success and effectiveness with continual improvement and Lean methodologies. You will need to demonstrate a proven ability to gather, summarize, and articulate technical concepts for strategic and tactical decision-making with the ability to structure and implement practical support processes and workflows. You will be relied upon to to manage multiple projects, adapt and react quickly to changing situations, and achieve aligned results with minimal supervision.


To thrive in this management role, you have a proven track record of building and leading high-performing technology teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture that encourages innovation and excellence. You assess, plan and implement improvements of technology systems, platforms, processes, and applications, ensuring they align with objectives. You mentor and provide expert guidance fostering knowledge-sharing to build expertise among department application administrators and super users. You champion strategic planning for technology evolution, balancing innovation and creativity with standards and best practices. You achieve results by working across boundaries and collaborating with cross-functional teams, academic departments, and key stakeholders to understand their technology needs and align solutions with UA's goals. You use lean concepts to promote a culture of continual improvement, identifying opportunities for optimization, efficiency, and effectiveness.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree in computer science or a relevant field and seven years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be accepted.


A valid Driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.


Ability to travel on occasion as needed.


Position Details:


This position is located on-site at the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the, Grade 84 IS Professional 4, based on education and experience.


Applications will be reviewed on Monday, May 20, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply before 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time, on Sunday, May 19, 2024.


Please include a resume and a one-page cover letter describing how your background and qualifications are a fit for this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lee Ann Amerson, Nanook Technology Services HR Coordinator, at or (907) 474 -6664.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.


Access to the reports is available at:


UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or


UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or


UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing


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Closing Date 2025-05-14