Software Licensing & Distribution Service Lead (7584U) - 20168
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/13/2021
This position's primary responsibility is as Service Lead for Software Licensing & Distribution supporting Microsoft, Adobe Creative Cloud, MatLab, SPSS and a variety of centrally managed software licenses in use by over 60,000 faculty, students, and staff on a daily basis to meet the teaching, research, and public service missions of the university. In addition, this position is a core member of the team responsible for a number of additional mission-critical, campus wide SaaS collaboration services (e.g., videoconferencing, email & calendars, and collaborative file sharing) that are used by the campus community.
The bConnected team delivers mission-critical campus wide cloud-based collaboration services including Video Conferencing (Zoom and Google Meet), File Storage & Collaboration (Google Drive and Box), Email and Calendars (Google Workspace) and Software Licensing (Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, Mathematica, and others) that are used by UC Berkeley's 42,000 students, over 15,000 faculty and staff, and over 100,000 alumni on a daily basis.
Productivity & Collaboration Services is a part of the Office of the CIO and Information Services and Technology (OCIO/IST). It provides technologies and software to support the overall productivity and collaboration of students, faculty, and staff in their pursuit of the academic and research missions of the university.
The Office of the CIO and Information Services & Technology believe in and foster a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.
In addition, members of the OCIO/IST community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:
We champion diversity. We act with integrity. We deliver. We innovate.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.
Serves as the point of contact/lead for Software Licensing & Distribution. Activities include:
Participate with key stakeholders and consortium partners to develop service strategy.
Maintain Service Level Agreement and Service Catalog entry.
Identify and advocate for appropriate support resources needed to deliver service within established service levels.
Maintain support model and service documentation (e.g., knowledge base, trainings/workshops, consultations, web-presence, etc.).
Monitor and report on critical success factors and key performance indicators of the service.
Manage service communications to stakeholders, constituents, and customers; and coordinate feedback from the community regarding future directions.
Participate in incident/problem management.
Lead and/or organize the work of student employees.
Establish and document partnerships via MOU
Ensure continuity of operations
Service Team Member: Applies technical expertise and business analysis concepts to:
Provide user support and training across a variety of IT services in Productivity & Collaboration Services.
Adhere to defined service standards, guidelines, controls, and quality assurance measures as well as problem management and process improvement processes.
Document service activities in support systems that facilitate quality service metrics reporting.
Project Team Member:
Participates in cross-functional service improvement project teams to:
Provide technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing complex systems and procedures.
Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize business and user needs, documenting requirements, and revising existing system logic difficulties as necessary.
Validate requirements against needs.
Apply business systems concepts to design details of complex automated systems
Professional Development and Training
Thorough knowledge of business and process analysis functions.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.
Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Demonstrates problem solving skills.
Broad knowledge of other related areas of IT including Identity Management, IT Security
Thorough knowledge of business processes and procedures.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Interpersonal and communications skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Licenses/Certificatins, if any:
ITIL Foundations, similar IT Service Management training, or completion of certification within 6 months of hiring.
Strong skills and knowledge of methodologies associated with analysis of processes and problems, information flow and architecture.
Thorough knowledge of IT Service Management (ITIL) principles and practices
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. This position will remain open until filled.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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