Director IT Infrastructure

Hunter Gibbons - Washington, DC

Our client is seeking a Director of Infrastructure to lead its Infrastructure team. The ideal candidate will have experience with being a Director at this level and have a strong Network Engineering background including certifications. Strong communication, leadership skills and hands on technical experience are needed for this role.

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the streamlined operation of the Information Technology (IT) department and ensure operations align with the business objectives of the organization
  • Develop and manage application portfolios for each department and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization
  • Plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization
  • Formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies
  • Manage IT department operational and strategic planning, including business requirements, project planning, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources
  • Where necessary, re-engineer applications support to ensure it aligns with business processes, tactical planning, and strategic vision
  • Define and communicate project milestones, service level agreements, and resource allocation to executive team, department leads, support staff, and end users
  • Develop and review budgets for and from IT department divisions and ensure they comply with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives
  • Review performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements.
  • Benchmark, analyze, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement of the IT infrastructure and IT systems
  • Develop bid requirements for all hardware and software upgrades, reviews submitted bids for compliance with stated requirements, and makes the appropriate award
  • Authorize and oversee the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on department needs
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives
  • Direct research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts
  • Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services
  • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision
  • Oversee negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcing, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years clerical experience in a general office environment require, to include a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management, and policy development.
  • Strong background in Network Engineering including CCNA or CCNP
  • Strong Background in Systems Engineering. MCSA a plus
  • Good understanding and technical knowledge of current network and operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards, including experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management
  • Knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.
  • Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

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Posted On: Friday, September 6, 2019
Compensation: $140,000+



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