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Director, IT Infrastructure

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Position Overview As the Director, IT Infrastructure at Invenergy, you will oversee the management, design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the on-premise technology and cloud infrastructure supporting Invenergy. The Director, IT Infrastructure will lead all activities of server, storage, network, endpoint, and other technologies needed for modern, efficient, effective technology success. Reporting to the Vice President, Information Technology, this is a key senior management position that is ideal for a candidate who has led experienced, technical teams and complex technology initiatives for a large, multinational company. Successful candidates will have the technical expertise and business acumen necessary to implement best practices with best in class solutions to ensure robust infrastructure solutions that meets dynamic business needs and requirements. Responsibilities Evaluate technologies for efficiencies, cost effectiveness and security evaluate and implement new systems and infrastructures discover and implement technology solutions Communicate technology solutions and opportunities to senior leadership and staff Lead the planning, implementation, support, and maintenance of all hardware, software, and infrastructure used for network, communications, compute, memory, application delivery, and endpoint Lead the technical design, maintenance, and operation of cloud-based platforms (primarily Azure but also AWS, Google Cloud, and others) Provide leadership and guidance to technical teams regarding architectural and procedural best practices Lead governance and automation efforts to minimize manual work and ensure transparency in all aspects of the IT infrastructure ecosystem Provide timelyresponsive technical support both within and across departments and applications which includes rotational on call support and off-hours system maintenance Support Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity planning, and testing Manages change management processes associated with upgrades, maintenance, troubleshooting or installation of new business applications includes coordinating with business units, impacted customers, and technical teams Actively participates as a part of the department leadership team to develop long and short-term strategies, set and achieve measurable goals and objectives, and develop action plans with challenging but realistic deadlines Maintain metrics necessary to support KPI and KRI reporting related to infrastructure performance and optimization Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance Participates in budgeting process to ensure service agreements, equipment contracts and equipment contracts are budgeted for renewals Possesses a continuous improvement mindset and proactively looks for opportunities to increase efficiencies, refine processes and cut costs with internal IT processes as well as throughout the business Qualifications Professional Experience and Education 10+ years of progressive IT experience, preferably with a large multinational organization or an organization experiencing growth in size and location 5+ years in an IT Infrastructure leadership position, with experience managing technology teams supporting complex infrastructures with several locations and teams of 10+ technical resources Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent background or experience Related Masterrsquos degree or MBA preferred Knowledge and Skills In-depth knowledge of cloud-based platforms (primarily Azure) and expertise across broad technology disciplines such as Compute, Storage and Networking verticals Experience designing, implementing, or operating IT systems on leading enterprise platforms Ability to lead and drive infrastructure change and transformation programs Knowledge of varying architecture methodologies, with demonstrated ability to select and apply the appropriate method to the problem at-hand. Understanding of cloud ecosystem and of current and emerging technologies and trends, with ability to rapidly assess and apply new and emerging technologies A strong understanding of InformationApplication Security on premise and in the cloud Understanding of High Availability and Disaster Recovery principles Performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques Characteristics and Behaviors Excellent leadership, communication and organization skills with a results-oriented mindset Strong strategic planning discipline, with experience building and communicating business cases for technology change Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with both business and IT stakeholders and leaders, as well as related IT project and operations teams Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization Ability to assess necessary activities and prioritize for completion of assignments using excellent time management, prioritization skills and work ethic Strong analytical problem-solving ability Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team

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