Montana State University Senior Business Intelligence and Integration Lead in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19110

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jeanne Wilkinson 406-994-6687

Classification Title Program/Project Lead

Working Title Senior Business Intelligence and Integration Lead

Brief Position Overview

TechLink is seeking a senior-level, technical project manager with extensive and broad experience in data systems and services, information management and analysis, and workflow processes. This position creates integrated technical capabilities to ensure timely completion of multiple DoD contracted projects.

Position Number 4C0166

Department TechLink

Division Office of Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

TechLink is a nationally recognized technology transfer center at Montana State University that was established in 1996. Since 1999, TechLink has served as the primary “partnership intermediary” for the US Department of Defense (DoD), helping DoD to develop productive technology partnerships with US industry, primarily small businesses.

Altogether, TechLink has established more than 1,050 technology partnerships between US industry and DoD. These partnerships involve 97 different DoD laboratories or organizations and have resulted in the transfer of over 900 inventions to US industry. TechLink generates more than a 4:1 return on investment to DoD from licensing and other fees. Integral to this success are the data systems and website tools that quantify and communicate the value TechLink adds to our main customer, the DoD; provide data about operational efficiencies; meet the technical needs of the DoD laboratories; and attract additional customers to TechLink.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and provide system development, recommendations, and analysis for TechLink’s project requirements, business practices, procedures. Strategize, manage, and execute current and future technical goals. Architect sustainable, reliable, and secure infrastructure and business operations in alignment with TechLink’s mission, supporting TechLink’s staff, contractors, and University and DoD partners.

  • Lead analysis of current and emerging technology solutions for application to TechLink’s marketing and economic impact review needs. Work with TechLink teams as a technology liaison, assessing workflow and information needs that could be met by technology solutions. Design systems and approaches for complex analysis of DoD data, including data visualization and reporting.

  • Align with and leverage MUS enterprise systems and apply higher education technology best practices for enabling successful marketing and research activities. Implement and manage information security, compliance and user best practices, meeting operational needs and objectives.

  • Act as security steward for systems and data used by TechLink staff and contractors, including development, management and maintenance of procedures regarding the handling of business-sensitive third-party information and controlled unclassified information. Engage with national contractors, partners and stakeholders who provide information analysis services to the Department of Defense.

  • Manage information security and compliance efforts as required by DoD contracts, especially meeting the requirements detailed in NIST 800-171. Write and participate in self-inspection and documentation processes within the scope of the position.

  • Manage, coach, and develop assigned students and other staff; support TechLink leadership team and initiatives as directed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated extensive, progressively responsible experience creating and managing data systems of a complex organization, including developing and implementing strategic goals and procedures spanning the entire technology lifecycle

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing operational workflow and building or adapting procedures and information systems to meet departmental needs

  • Demonstrated extensive and broad experience working with a network-based system infrastructure

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and implementing federal security and compliance requirements, including NIST 800-171, for controlled, unclassified information

  • Experience managing staff and/or student workers

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience researching, testing, and deploying cloud solutions to improve workflow, communication, and productivity

  • Experience working with Montana University System and Montana State University policies and procedures, especially those related to information technology

  • Experience working with federal SBIR programs and data, including processes and tools for evaluating economic impacts of SBIR programs

  • Leadership experience in a higher education environment, especially leading projects with a diversity of stakeholders

  • Demonstrated advanced experience with Windows and Linux server operating systems and server hardware; web and database services; troubleshooting information system related issues; and authentication processes and management of users and computers

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Broadly understand and effectively operate within a technical system operation across a large and complex enterprise

  • Successfully manage, coach, and develop employee performance; effectively supervise staff, delegating and prioritizing workloads appropriately

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, successfully communicating technical practices and information to a wide range of constituents

  • Collaborate effectively with team members, staff, and customers, providing high quality and consistent customer service; be forward-thinking, creative, positive, and flexible

  • Work independently as needed, exercising sound judgment and decision-making skills

  • Independently research, develop, and implement solutions to information systems related issues, including researching and applying emerging technologies and innovations

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.

This position includes defense department work with security restrictions; therefore, to be eligible for the position, applicants must be U.S. citizens.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move and transport items up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon a successful completion of the search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 4, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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