Systems and Application Patch Manager
Ball State University
Ball State University Information Technology is seeking a Systems and Application Patch Manager. In this role you be responsible for applying patches and updates to both operating systems and to enterprise applications. Working with internal team members within Information Technology and constituents across campus you will determine the cadence for patch installation. Using results from security scans of the environment you will be able to set the appropriate priority in order to secure Ball State’s enterprise resources. If this position interests you and you feel your previous experience meets the needs, please apply.
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Position Function: Provide patch management for all enterprise systems and services including operating system and application patching. Optimize patch management and deployment for institutional resources. Coordinate patch deployment with functional units and other application owners. Work across areas within Information Technology managing patch levels for institutional services and systems.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of appointment. Or, in lieu of Bachelor’s degree:
Associate’s degree plus an additional combination of education or experience in IT equivalent to two years.
High school diploma or GED plus an additional combination of education or experience in IT equivalent to four years.
Demonstrated technical knowledge in patch deployment and administering patch management solutions; at least two years of experience in server management; experience deploying, rolling back, and maintaining patches for both applications and operating systems; ability to communicate with functional and technical audiences describing changes and potential challenges.
Minimum Other: Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of individuals; must pass relevant related background/records checks; demonstrated exceptional writing skills; must be highly available and be willing to own responsibility for assuring continuity of enterprise systems, responding on a 24 hour-a-day, 365 day-a-year basis.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive experience with patch management, patching solutions, and change management procedures; technical knowledge in troubleshooting technical problems, log analysis, and system configuration; expertise in communicating with technical and functional areas describing technical details for a wide audience; general server management skills for both on premise installations along with major cloud-based vendors; extensive experience with enterprise patch management.
Salary range for this position: $60,000
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32229
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Joey Narramore and Todd Meister. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 14, 2022
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.