IS Infrastructure Manager

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Summary:   Responsible for maintaining network efficiency, ensuring the efficient integration of the enterprise system including computers, network, cloud, and software, identifying enterprise-wide system solutions, and providing backup expertise to Information Services personnel. Manages all network, cloud-based, and standard server and client software. Responsible for driving exceptional customer support services and results. Supervises Infrastructure and Support Team personnel.

Essential Duties:  Time Job Duties:  20% In conjunction with the Director of Information Services, determine the annual Infrastructure project plan and execute it along with ensuring it is aligned with the technology strategic plan along with developing annual technology budgets. Actively manage technology budgets to ensure sound fiscal management and proper use of funds. 15% Lead and manage the planning and implementation of technology infrastructure, support, and service projects utilizing best practices. 15% Manage the infrastructure and support operations based on best practices such as COBIT and ITIL. Implement system and application security measures. Enforce organizational policies to maintain quality standards through regular system auditing. 10% Manage technology vendor relations and contracts. 10% Responsible for the Enterprise’s technology asset management and inventory including purchasing, licensing, documentation and installations. Manages all aspects of corporate domain names and web security certificates. 10% Serves as escalated resource for support staff. 10% Develop and administer information technology disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in conjunction with the Data and Chief Security Officer. 10% Manage all technology aspects for national conferences and other live events including strategic planning, budgeting, and on-site supervision and vendor liaising.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:  Assists Director of Information Services, IS teams and other departments with special projects including attending meetings, evaluating new technologies, and providing written and oral recommendations to implement new technologies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Yes

No. of Direct/Indirect Reports:  3/0

Positions directly supervised:  Network Engineer, Support Specialist, IS Solutions

Specialist Supervisory Duties:  Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and developing employees; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Budget and fiscal responsibilities.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree required and five years’ experience administering enterprise level systems required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in a management or supervision role preferred. Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to executive management, staff, public groups and/or boards of directors.  Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Competencies:  Accountability, Change Management, Communication, C/S, Teamwork, Initiative, Leadership, Managing Performance, Problem Solving, Systems Thinking.  Computer Skills:  Strong experience with Cloud-based Infrastructure and Virtualization required. Proficient with Storage Area Networks, Active Directory, protocols such as DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, IIS, SMTP, Office 365 including Exchange and Sharepoint Online and network infrastructure and security concepts, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.  Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Microsoft and VMWare Technical Certifications recommended. AWS, Azure, or PMP Certifications preferred.  Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to analyze processes and simplify processes through automation; ability to maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of software and hardware to enable to best serve its internal and external customers; and use and management of technology.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Tactile:  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  Sitting and Standing:  The employee is often required to stand and walk occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Vision:  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Lifting:  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Hearing and Speaking:  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Noise Level:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Travel:  Occasional work-related travel is required for this position.