Director of IT

paramus, NJ 07653

Posted: 12/11/2018 Industry: Director Job Number: 4191 Pay Rate: 230,000

Essential Functions

* Maintains and improves the organization' s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies

* Develops and implements all IT policies and procedures and best practices, including architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision

* Ensures the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades

* Develops written protocols and guidance to IT staff and to end-users

* Manages data centers at headquarters and at remote locations in the U.S.

* Manages the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including internet service, data and web hosting servers, network protocols, services and tools, data backup and protection, PCs, laptops, operating systems, data communication, telephony, software applications, and peripherals

* Cyber security and PCI-DSS compliance

* Leads the efficient use, upgrade, improvement and support of all software applications to include finance/accounting, maintenance management

* Deliver and maintain customer facing Digital platforms including desktop websites, mobile optimized websites and native mobile apps

* Ensures ongoing and effective training is provided for all technology to include applications, hardware, mobile devices, telephony and remote/satellite locations

* Directs IT operations that meets or exceeds customer expectations

* Directs and prioritizes the work load of IT staff

* Oversees provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services

* Participates on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts

* Develops the IT staff to meet the changing needs of users, groups and offices; new projects and technologies; and varying staff strengths.

* Manages financial aspects of the IT Division, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review

* Ensures leadership is well informed on a timely basis of technology challenges and events within the organization.

* Oversees implementation and ongoing compliance with Records Management Policy.

Preferred Experience

* Digital platforms and tools

* Data protection and backup

* Audit and compliance

* Cyber Security

* Hosted solutions (SaaS)

* Outsourced Datacenters

* Website Maintenance

* Financial Management, including budgeting

* Contract negotiation and management


Required Skills

* Experience in implementing strategic, effective and innovative technology solutions

* Operational understanding with ability to translate workflow into efficient technology friendly solutions

* Strong emotional intelligence with proven ability to develop and manage a progressive IT team

* Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

* Professional attitude and demeanor to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels within and external to the organization

* Solid writing skills

* Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, meet or exceed deadlines, and provide timely milestone updates

* Directs and/or conducts research into IT issues and products, and to take initiative in the development and completion of projects

* Analytical and problem solving skills

* Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies

* Broad knowledge of data processing systems, concepts, and methodologies

* Thrives in fast-changing environment, works well under pressure, and able to be flexible and open to change

* Understanding of general business

* Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

David Di Belardino

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