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IT Infrastructure Manager

Location : Schaumburg, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+ years
Required Education : BS required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Position Description:

IT Infrastructure Manager will support multiple North American sites from the construction phase through operations and sustainment. The successful candidate must have demonstrable leadership and inter-personal skills as she/he will coordinate training, manage resources, and direct the efforts of the Infrastructure team. Candidate must be forward thinking with a high degree of customer service focus and excellent communication skills. The Infrastructure Manager serves as the liaison between the infrastructure and general operations of US Operations and is expected to have a high degree of technical aptitude over a large scope of IT hardware, systems and networking disciplines.


Job Responsibilities:


  Support, maintain and enhance the day-to-day network and server infrastructure.


  Experience communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings


  Experience working with operations and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements.


  Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardizing systems and software as necessary.


  Technical vendor management, supporting hosted infrastructure and applications in compliance with standards and architectural plans.


  Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to all operating departments.


  Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.


  Provide input and direction to project scope, requirements, and deliverables.


  Document existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.


  Review systems state, health and procurement.


  Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.


  Other duties and miscellaneous projects as needed.




Required Qualifications :

Competency Requirements:


  B.S. degree in computer science or related field.



What Are They Looking For: Somebody from a bigger company (medium to large size) who has experience working in a Corporate (HQ) position; looking to have this position filled ASAP


Main Qualifications/Characteristics:

  • Detailed

  • Willingness to put things down in writing

  • Server experience is crucial

    • Somebody who has server side experience is key as the team has individuals who already know the networking side

  • Managing the infrastructure team (currently 2 direct reports)


Additional Experience that would be beneficial:

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)

    • Team is moving to a cloud based service so strong knowledge of cloud based services (preferably AWS) is big!

  • Opening new locations

    • This is not a required; however, a big plus




  Minimum of five years technical experience


  Active Directory / ADFS


  VMware / VSphere / SRM


  Amazon Web Services


  Windows Server


  Understanding of core internet technologies - DHCP, DNS, mail transport, TCP/IP


  CITRIX XenApp or similar VDI application(s)


  Office 365, including Exchange Email Administration and Azure Active Directory


  SQL Data Warehouse


  App Assure / Backup Exec or similar AV application(s)



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