Data Center Infrastructure and Operations Team Manager

Portland State University (PSU) seeks to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic qualities of urban life by providing access to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to the Portland metropolitan area. PSU is located in beautiful, vibrant downtown Portland. Easily accessible by bike and public transit, PSU is surrounded by many restaurants, food carts, parks, and local businesses. We hope you will consider joining us and experience  our motto in action: Let Knowledge Serve the City.


In the PSU Office of Information Technology (OIT), we empower students, faculty, and staff through technology. Our number one value is our employees: we actively encourage a healthy work-life balance and strive to support our employees professionally and personally. This is fostered through many avenues. We strongly support professional development, and there are many opportunities on campus and in the local Portland area. PSU offers a sizable tuition discount and we encourage our staff to take advantage of this, be it for pursuing a degree or personal interest. In OIT, we believe that this type of support creates a positive environment for our employees both at work and in their personal lives. We are a department of dynamic, engaged, collaborative, and communicative people, and seek to attract more of the same.


This position exists within the Computing Infrastructure Services (CIS) department of OIT. CIS is responsible for the network and computing infrastructure used by faculty, staff, and students campus-wide. This includes PSU’s cloud Infrastructure as a Service environment, enterprise data center, storage, networks, server/client operating systems, databases, middleware and infrastructure applications.


You will provide leadership for our Infrastructure and Operations Team (IOT) responsible for the Data Center, Enterprise Storage, Data Protection / Backups, general operations for the CIS department, and CIS billing for technical services. Your duties will include:

  • Mentoring and supervising a team of 4 staff members and 1 student employee;
  • Acting as a technical lead for data center, storage, and backups;
  • Operational and project planning for the team;
  • Coordinating billing for data center hosting services with our central purchasing unit.


The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $80,000 - $95,000/ year with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium-paid healthcare for employees and family members; significantly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse, or dependent at any of the seven Oregon public universities (details and restrictions apply); and a generous vacation and retirement package. PSU contributes approximately 13% of your compensation to retirement with no requirement for a matching contribution from employees. Wellness offerings include an extensive and affordable recreation center and free classes on topics such as investing, sustainability, and saving for retirement. More information on compensation and benefits can be found at:


If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please read the qualifications in the full job announcement and apply at