Digital Communications Solution Owner

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We are now looking for a Digital Communications Solution Owner

As a solution owner, you are responsible for end-to-end management of Aalto University’s digital communication technologies together with the business owner, including financial planning and roadmapping. You ensure successful implementation as well as delivery of business benefits. You are responsible for the technology portfolio used in various information sharing needs. You will work in close co-operation with Aalto University’s digital communications team and you report to both IT and communication services.

The main site of our communications platform,, has been developed on Drupal since 2017 by a dedicated project team. The site caters to hundreds of thousands of monthly users, over 700 content creators and is the main gateway to most of our tools and services. In addition, the site has an accessibility score of 99 on SiteImprove and is thus the most accessible university website in Scandinavia and third in Europe. On top of that Aalto has multiple smaller, independent sites and services on WordPress.

Some of your important tasks are to manage and develop the technology portfolio, ensure that we have suitable solution for any needs, and consult and guide our researchers in their communication requirements. You will also guide vendors’ work and develop our vendor relationship management further. In addition, you cooperate with different stakeholders, such as decision makers, other system owners/administrators, project managers and technical specialists.

What we offer

Aalto University is technically unique and interesting: we have a rich and versatile IT environment with leading edge technologies and latest developments in the field of IT research. Our significant in-house IT resources and capabilities enable experimenting and committed long-term IT development. We have an ambitious digitalization strategy and a diverse and vast community of innovative users. We offer you an interesting, independent and contributing role in heart of Aalto’s digitalization.

Although you are independently responsible of your own area of work, we offer you support and coaching when you feel you need it. We offer you great possibilities for competence development and career advancement as we are looking for potential to grow into even more demanding IT roles.

With us you will be part of an inspiring and supportive work community of ambitious game-changers who are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. In this responsible and challenging role, you have a direct impact on world-class research and education.

Find out what it is like to work in Aalto IT Services here:

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Your experience and ambitions

To excel in the position, we wish you to have:

extensive experience with CMS’s, – Drupal and WordPress in particular
experience of digital communication technologies & opportunities, e.g. in a technical project manager role, tech lead and tech watch
end user value driven approach, strong customer service orientation
strong capability to influence in matrix organization
project and change management skills
experience in vendor management and building partner ecosystems
experience in developing and executing successfully IT solution roadmaps
solution oriented, productive and courageous, yet analytical mindset and way of working
good collaborative skills and approach
ability to communicate smoothly in English, while Finnish skills are an advantage
positive drive to contribute to Aalto University’s mission and future success

As your personal qualities:

You have excellent social and cooperation skills. You are able to communicate smoothly both with technical and business-minded co-workers and collaborators, as well as sell your ideas to decision makers. In order to succeed in our environment, you also need to be good in accommodating the various needs of different stakeholders, able to prioritize them and further to communicate your views in diplomatic, yet confident manner. You should be able to endure uncertainty and handle confusing situations. The responsibilities in the position require analytical skills, conceptual thinking and working in systematic, persistent and responsible manner.

More than anything, we hope you are passionate about your field of work and enthusiastic about constantly innovating and learning something new together with others.

Ready to apply?

To hear more, you can reach out to team leader Head of IT solutions for services, Jukka Katainen, tel. +358 50 524 7731 (available 4.6. at 15.00-16.00, 11.6. at 9.00-11.00 and 17.6. at 9.00-10.00) or to Senior Manager, Digital Communications, Robert Salvén, tel. +358 50 537 9400 (available 5.6. at 10.00-11.00 and 12.6. at 13.00-14.00)

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by Monday 22.6.2020. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications immediately.


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