The University About us...
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe's most highly
regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary
character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and
teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research
and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative
model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset
is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most
motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn
to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to
To support this ambition, excellence and talent are critical in the
University' services. Reporting to the University's Chief Information Officer,
the Application team leader steers a growing and maturing team of 20+
fantastic colleagues within an IT Department of ~70 people.
Taking this role now comes at a pivotal moment: the digitalization is
spreading across every cell of the University. Consequently, a new approach to
deliver IT at scale has been undertaken and the leadership capabilities to
guide your team into the changes are more critical than ever. You will work in
close collaboration and alongside four other IT team leaders who are
undertaking the same changes. Should you be interested in the position, be
prepared to some brain stretching: the job is for polyvalent profile, who can
deep-dive when required.
We're looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and
looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you've come to the
Guide your team (own the IT strategy, translate it to your activity, communicate it, live it)
Protect & nurture the department's culture and values
Take responsibility for the delivery of the applications managed by your team
Prepare, monitor and take responsibility for your budget
Manage FTE in terms of availabilities, hiring, operational tasks (holidays, absence…)
Ensure that the team is equipped with the right skills for today and tomorrow's challenges
Ensure to maintain a fair (win/win) and fruitful collaboration between your team members and the University
Act as a translator from the business to the team and an ambassador from the team's value to the business (e.g. agile mindset & methodologies)
Develop trustworthy relationships with our major suppliers to ensure long-term win/win balanced situation
Setup and maintain high-quality relationships within the department, between departments and across the University to be a roadblock remover for your team and colleagues
Guardian of the methodologies between the products managed by the product owners from the IT Department
Mastery of the different licensing models and their long-term impacts for your activity
On top of emerging technologies, assessing and explaining potential impacts
What we expect from you…
Solid experience in similar or higher role (seniority, not senior) and
still eager to make a difference!
Proven problem-solving skills (structure, structure, structure…),
interpersonal skills (handling multicultural and passionate people,
politics…), management skills (budget, FTE, activities), self-
management (overload of activities/information/notifications…)
Proven experience and in-depth understanding of change
Proven experience with program management and development methodologies
Proven experience with modern application architecture, and major
Ready to fight for your ideas until a decision is taken. Then embrace it
Genuine interest for higher-education environment
Fluency in English is mandatory, fluency in French is an asset
You will get...
To work in a unique environment:
Playground for lovers of technology
Challenging and fast-paced institution
International and multicultural workplace
To develop yourself
To evolve as part of a supportive team
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Foreseen starting date: August 2021
Location: 2 campuses (Belval and Kirchberg), with presence mostly
expected in Belval
Job Reference: UOL04216
How to apply...
Applications should include:
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed
upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.
Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values.
We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a
personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the
“University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to
the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban
site with excellent infrastructure.
A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European
institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous
non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations,
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