Providence Health & Services Executive Director, Information Systems Storage and Backup Engineering - PSJH in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence is calling an Executive Director, Information Systems Storage and Backup Engineering to Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) in Renton WA, Portland OR, Beaverton OR, Irvine CA, Torrance CA, Burbank CA, Missoula MT or Anchorage AK.

We are seeking a visionary and transformative leader to design and implement a best in class data storage and data protection strategy. Foundational to this strategy will be development of data storage classification models and data hosting models that leverage both in house and cloud / hybrid cloud service offerings. As an Engineering Services Executive, this leader serves as a valued solutions partner across the Enterprise business service units. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and transform culture and practices through innovative development and establishment of best in class storage and backup solutions. These solutions will result in high performance in data delivery, data availability, data resiliency and recovery, and year over year measurable value to the business.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the organization to engineer production solutions that are highly economical, available, reliable, secure, fully documented, and in accordance with industry best practices.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of standards and policies across all disciplines for enterprise storage and backup engineering services.

  • Establish and manage annual operating and capital budgets, develop and govern adherence to standards and policies, and build and support a professional, creative and collaborative team.

  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and integrating emerging technologies into the PSJH environment; responsible for developing engineering standards and policies related to emerging technologies.

  • Provides responsive leadership to delegate, coordinate, and motivate staff; evaluates performance for direct reports and for contractors/other peoples’ direct reports; works with individuals and HR to improve performance as needed.

  • Maintains forward looking and strategic partnerships with key technology vendors, ensuring innovative strategies are incorporated into future roadmaps.

  • Familiar with Security, cloud services and automation, Database technologies (e.g. Oracle & SQL), Storage and Backup technologies, Client Systems technologies, UNIX and Windows server, virtualization technologies and tools.

  • Serves as sponsor and/or owner, as appropriate, for technology projects and initiatives within areas of accountability.

  • Advocates IS goals and commitments; understands the vision of PSJH and is able to deploy that vision through functional areas.

  • Knows when to proactively communicate with leadership about issues and problems that exist in their own functional area; performs daily interaction with staff; holds regular team meetings.

  • May be required to travel up to 25% of work schedule.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor'ss Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services, or other studies or equivalent Educ/Experience.

  • 12 years of Information Services technical experience in infrastructure operations, engineering, or architecture teams with a focus on networks.

  • 10 years management experience.

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.

  • Ability to lead/manage others.

  • Effective leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents

  • Demonstrates a High commitment to Quality

  • Thorough understanding and has extensive experience in establishing a storage and backup engineering strategy and operationalizing and measuring the business value of this strategy.

  • Thorough understanding of storage area networks, data center fabrics, cloud computing, OS /server virtualization, database technologies (e.g. Oracle & SQL), client systems technologies, UNIX and Windows server, Automation and server virtualization.

  • Thorough understanding of current developments and trends in Unix/Linux operating systems (including opensource), Storage and Backups, and data replication techniques. Thorough understanding of the infrastructure required to host application virtualization tools, in particular Citrix and Cisco UCS technologies.

  • Exceptional understanding and experience with IT Security, Network, Telecom, Database technologies (e.g. Oracle & SQL), Storage and Backup technologies, Client Systems technologies, UNIX and Windows server, Automation and Server Virtualization (e.g. VMWare) techniques, technologies, and tools.

  • Advanced knowledge of emerging storage and backup technologies.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters Degree in Information Services or Business Administration.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Director / Executive

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): California-Torrance, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Alaska-Anchorage, Montana-Missoula, California-Burbank, California-Irvine

Req ID: 171510