Applied Minds

  • Director of Information Technology

    Job Location US-CA-Burbank
  • Overview

    The Director of Information Technology provides hands on leadership for a small team responsible for the design, deployment, operation, and support of the core computing environment for the company. This group provides standard IT services, including end user support, desktop/laptop support, file servers and data management, as well as productivity, messaging, collaboration, and source control applications. In addition, the organization supports business-critical financial and reporting systems, video conferencing, and resources specific to computational project deliverables. The Director will lead engagement with project teams in the design/requirements phase, jointly develop and deploy computing and data infrastructure appropriate to the project application requirements, and provide support throughout the project life cycle.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead, manage and develop team members
    • Ensure robust 24x7 operational capability of critical IT functions
    • Engage and collaborate with business leaders to identify key IT needs and develop project timelines based on priorities and resources
    • Manage IT projects to ensure timely and excellence in solution delivery
    • Ensure high-quality proactive end-user support for both local and remote users
    • Deploy modern core services, including migration to cloud-based offerings where appropriate
    • Provide design guidance, implementation, and support for project-specific computing infrastructure, as appropriate
    • Provide technical leadership and oversight, e.g., network design, application and file server architecture, information security, technology selection
    • In conjunction with senior management, define and manage appropriate IT-related policies
    • Develop and manage budget for the IT function
    • Manage computing hardware and software assets
    • Drive continuous improvement of business and IT processes
    • Make significant hands-on contributions to all aspects of the groups’ responsibilities
    • All other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years experience in IT roles demonstrating technical and professional development
    • 3 - 5 years managing IT teams and providing technology leadership
    • Willingness and ability to play a hands on technical role on the team
    • Excellent management and communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver on complex projects on time and on budget  
    • Proven ability to run a highly-effective support organization
    • Broad and deep understanding of modern computing technology, systems and network architecture, data management, information security, and cloud-based services
    • Proven ability to understand highly technical project requirements
    • Demonstrated success managing a team delivering high quality services to customers/users
    • Successful experience managing critical business systems
    • Experience developing and managing a budget, managing assets, and negotiating with vendors
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a production computing environment

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