Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Director, Information Technology MQ Health


Closing in 9 days


Lead the delivery of information & communication technology services to Macquarie University's health enterprise. • A competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful applicant. • Full-time, fixed term for 5 years at Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde. • Work with a strong collaborative IT team, hybrid working arrangement.


Macquarie University is seeking a dynamic and highly experienced Director, Information Technology to lead the delivery of information and communication technology services to Macquarie University Hospital, MQ Health clinics and other business units that support the vision, purpose, and objectives of MQ Health.

In this position, you will deliver an ICT offering that demonstrably supports the strategic goals and needs of Macquarie University Hospital and ambulatory clinics; working as part of the University's central IT function to shape MQ Health's information architecture, enhancing user engagement, and improving productivity.

This is an exciting time to join the MQ IT Senior Leadership team, as we unlock the huge potential of technology at Macquarie University.

About You

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with superior interpersonal and communication skills, capable of building a high performance, efficient, skilled and energetic team with a strong service- orientation in a complex, critical environment.

You will have comprehensive knowledge of contemporary enterprise infrastructure platforms as well as knowledge and experience with operating systems and software platforms critical to a digital hospital environment.

About You

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 60 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.

At MQ Health we unite the best clinicians, with world renowned researchers and clinical educators to lead the development of health and medical education and practice in Australia. MQ Health is Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre under a University's leadership. Founded to advance the tripartite missions of clinical care, learning and research, we are bold and ambitious in our pursuit of patient-centred excellence.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and an equivalent level of knowledge gained through education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience working with Digital Health in a public or private hospital setting, including deep expertise in Electronic Medical Records, interoperability and clinical users.
  • Experience in clinical engagement, healthcare governance and development of digital strategies to support patients, clinicians, staff and strategic objectives.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the architectural and operational challenges of ICT in a health environment and an appreciation of current industry trends and developments.
  • Experience developing an annual plan and budget for ICT operations, projects and capital investment.
  • A track record in the management of information technology and information systems used to support an efficient, secure, safe working environment for hospitals, clinics, and health organisations.
  • Demonstrated transformational leader, with experience building a high- performance, efficient and skilled team with a strong service-orientation in a complex, critical environment.
  • This position requires Criminal History Check and Qualifications Check.

    Role-Specific Enquiries: Jonathan Covell, Chief Information and Digital Officer via [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Consultant via [email protected]

    Applications Close: Wednesday, 20 December 2023 at 11:59pm (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    20/12/2023 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Director, Information Technology MQ Health


    Macquarie University




    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 20, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Medicine

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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