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Director, IT Infrastructure & Architecture

Company: Paradies Na
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Category: Information Technology Requisition Number: DIREC012313 Apply now

  • Posted : February 6, 2024
  • Full-Time Locations Showing 1 location Atlanta, GA
    Description POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Director of IT Infrastructure and Architecture is a key leadership role, responsible for managing/overseeing IT Networks and Systems/Cloud engineering teams. This is a pivotal role in shaping the technology landscape, ensuring the efficiency, scalability, and security of our infrastructure by incorporating architectural standards and best practices . This position requires expertise primarily in Microsoft Azure, VMware, Active Directory, Office 365, and Microsoft operating systems, as well as strong leadership skills to manage a team of talented engineers. Experience dealing with complex IT Networks (engineering & support) in partnership with Information Security Office standards is a must. This position will be instrumental in contributing to the development of the overall system strategy, design, and architecture, aligning with business objectives and strategy. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Leadership and Collaboration - Foster a collaborative and innovative engineering culture, promoting continuous learning and development. - Collaborate with other department heads/leaders, including Store/Platform leadership to align technology initiatives with overall business strategies. - Provide leadership and mentorship to one or more engineering/support/third-party teams, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and teamwork. Strategic Planning, Vision, and Execution - Ability to deal with rapidly changing technology landscape by strategizing and generating a compelling vision of Technology Infrastructure for the future. - Leading cross-functional teams/initiatives to achieve the vision timely and qualitatively. - Drive innovation in IT Infrastructure to improve efficiency, scalability, and security. Budget, Contracts, and Vendor Management - Develop and manage budgets for Infrastructure and Architecture initiatives, ensuring optimal labor resource allocation. - Collaborate with procurement and legal teams to negotiate contracts with vendors, service providers, and consultants. Manage vendor relationship and productivity in the areas of responsibility. - Monitor expenditures to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints. - Collaborate with finance and procurement teams to reconcile spend versus budget every period. - Provide technical leadership in the development and execution of strategies to optimize network and systems performance, ensuring high availability and reliability. - Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry best practices to continuously enhance the organization's network and systems capabilities. - Lead and manage network and systems infrastructure engineering teams to design, implement, and maintain a robust and scalable network and systems infrastructure. - Oversee the performance of the Network Support and Break-Fix vendors. - Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement cloud strategies, ensuring seamless integration with existing infrastructure. - Oversee the design, deployment, optimization and maintenance of on-premises and cloud-based systems to meet business needs, ensuring high performance, reliability, security and scalability. - Collaborate with other IT teams to integrate system and Cloud solutions into the overall IT strategy. - Develop a strategy and plan for system life-cycle management adhering to Paradies-Lagardere asset management policies and procedures. - Define and maintain the overall Enterprise Architecture, aligning technology solutions with business objectives, ensuring efficiency, scalability and security. - Establish and communicate architectural guidelines, principles, and standards to ensure consistency across projects and systems. - Provide strategic leadership in evaluating and adopting new technologies that align with the organization's long-term goals. - Develop and establish an Enterprise Architecture governance framework to ensure all development work is reviewed against architecture principles and standards. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's degree in the field of Computer Science or Information Systems; Master's degree preferred. - 10+ years of relevant experience in the fields of IT Infrastructure dealing with a variety of areas such as Network Engineering & Support, Systems Engineering, Data Center, Cloud Engineering/Support. - Relevant multi-year experience working closely with or as part of Enterprise Architecture framework. - Proven multi-year experience in a management role overseeing engineering & support functions within IT Infrastructure space, and/or architecture role, with a focus on network, data center, and cloud technologies among others. - Strong leadership skills with a track record of managing and developing one or more high-performing teams. - Experienced with Enterprise Architecture, including the development of architectural roadmaps. - In-depth knowledge of network design, systems engineering, and cloud computing. - Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. - Proven experience in budget management and contract negotiations - Ability to align technical solutions with business requirements. - Knowledge of emerging solutions, technologies, and applications. - Ability to function within a team environment. Must possess strong inter-personnel skills. - Ability to interact with users of varying levels of technological understanding. - Ability to c learly explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical personnel. - Ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. - Good time management skills with the ability to self-manage support/issue priorities. - Strong critical thinking, verbal, and written communication skills, especially t echnical documentation skills. - Ability to prioritize work and approach tasks with a sense of urgency. - Ability to work independently and as a team and manage multiple projects efficiently. - Must be self-motivated, customer-centric, a team player, and possess a great attitude. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills. This position description is merely intended to describe the primary elements of the position. Paradies Lagard--re Travel Retail reserves the right to change the position description and to assign additional duties and responsibilities as necessary. This position description does not constitute an employment contract of any kind.
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