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Information Technology Director

Company: Communications Data Group Inc
Location: Champaign
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Reports To: Chief Technology OfficerMUST BE a US citizen and live within 60 miles of Champaign, IL. Relocation assistance is not being offered for this position. Job SummaryCDG is searching for an experienced Information Technology Director who can provide technical leadership and management oversight for our technology infrastructure and IT personnel. The ideal candidate will be able to develop and implement the goals and objectives needed to ensure CDG's technology infrastructure is aligned with the company's goals of growth and expansion. The IT Director will be responsible for designing our future technology roadmap, developing network and system operational procedures, managing budgets and associated vendor relationships, managing the IT staff and keeping the executive team up to date on the latest IT technologies that could help the company succeed. Additionally, this position will be responsible for delivering effective operations of the department through program delivery, process improvements and coordination/integration of interdepartmental processes.Key Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesTechnology / StrategyParticipates and directs research into solutions designed to support CDG's existing and future IT and operational infrastructure needs.Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures to meet current and future organizational needs.Maintains organizational effectiveness and efficiency by defining and implementing plans and processes agreed to by senior management.OperationsEnsures the necessary disaster recovery, business continuity plans, data back-up procedures, and information security / control structures are in place.Ensures that the IT infrastructure meets performance and reliability standards.Ensures that IT and operations staff are providing the necessary levels of support to CDG employees and customers.Maintains a safe and secure work environment.ManagementProvides oversight and leadership for IT and Operations staff.Constantly evaluates the effectiveness of IT and Operations staff and recommends and develops strategies for improvement.Coordinates resources and timetables to ensure established deadlines for identified projects are met or exceeded. Ensures established system policies and procedures are enforced and reviewed and modified as needed, and that new written system policies and procedures are implemented as needed.PersonnelCoaches, counsels, and disciplines employees.Plans, monitors, and appraises job results.Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting and training new employees.Develops personal growth opportunities for themselves and their employees that encourage and include (when appropriate) educational workshops and professional certifications.

Education and Experience RequirementsAssociate or bachelor's degree in a computer science related field required. Five or more years of IT work experience with at least 3 years of management experience. Experience with modern cloud computing solutions such as AWS or Microsoft Azure and related technologies preferred. Strong project management and process development experience preferred. Industry certifications preferred.Qualifications/SkillsData center operationsCloud transformation experienceAWS, Azure of GDC experience and knowledgeStaff management and acquisitionStrategic planningDeveloping budgetsTechnical background and understandingCyber security expertiseAnalytical and problem-solving abilitiesStrong verbal and written communications skillsWorks well with other organizational componentsWorks independently requiring minimal oversightPM22PI183251398

Keywords: Communications Data Group Inc, Champaign , Information Technology Director, Executive , Champaign, Illinois

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