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  • Director of Infrastructure

    Location US-NV-Las Vegas | US-IL-Hodgkins
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(04/30/2018 3:52 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-10749
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Company
    GES
  • Overview

    WE BRING THE “WOW”!

     

    ARE YOU READY TO BE A “WOW” MAKER?

     

    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East.  The Director of Enterprise Infrastructure is responsible for providing technology leadership to the business and to the IT organization in the planning and strategy, architecture, deployment, management and operation of essential IT operations, including; network infrastructure, cloud computing, data center operations, disaster recovery, security, telecommunications and vendor management. The Director of Enterprise Infrastructure is also responsible for ensuring the availability, performance, scalability, and security of the internal corporate systems and our SaaS based external software offerings. This role will report directly to the CIO and work closely with the Application Development teams to help position the organization with a competitive edge in offering current and up to date products and services to the our business users. 

     

    We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

     

    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

     

    Wow I Didn’t Know GES Did That: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mh6q13ji8Hw

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance development and evaluation of all infrastructure systems and areas, including; network, data, hardware, services, security, etc.
    • Provide project management oversight and guidance to teams, whether project is internally staffed or managed via SOW or third party, and ensuring the projects are delivered to scope, timeline and budget.
    • Conducts proper market analysis to develop long-range plans designed to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness of the company’s IT infrastructure.
    • Establish key performance indicators and service level agreements for continually improving the performance of IT operations.
    • Responsible for the creation and execution of roadmaps outlining the technology strategy and the investments in infrastructure that will enable the company’s strategic plans across all business areas.
    • Manages the development, design/architecture, installation, analysis, and on-going improvement of the information technology infrastructure.
    • Develop and maintain Technical Infrastructure plans and priorities, as required, that align with IT and business goals.
    • Manage Global IT Assets including software and hardware within Infrastructure & Operations areas. This includes full lifecycle management of IT equipment.
    • Responsible for IT software true-up reporting processes to vendors.
    • Reviews financial soundness of area and makes recommendations to improve overall cost effectiveness of Infrastructure & IT across the organization. Responsible for the planning and management of the budget.
    • Oversight for effective management of data center operations including production planning, archiving, capacity planning, etc.
    • Effectively manages third party vendors/suppliers.
    • Be able to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively and completely with pro-active communications, formal project plans, and meticulous documentation.
    • Work independently and without supervision to perform aforementioned tasks. Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in IT, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field of study required.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years experience leading IT functions including architecture, systems and database administration, and data center management.
    • Experience with Infrastructure supporting Oracle E-Business Suite is a big plus.
    • Demonstrated success in being a change agent, with a vision to transform internal systems and operations as needed to fully support our internal business users.
    • Strong executive presence and leadership resulting in the ability to forge cross-functional partnerships and drive strong, organization results.
    • Deep experience managing suppliers/vendors that provide IT products and services.
    • Demonstrated success managing a 24/7/365 large scale on-call operational environment.
    • Experience in Disaster Recovery desired.

    Work Environment

    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Competitive salaries
    • 401K with company match
    • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
    • Wellness benefits
    • Career development program
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Vacation time
    • Community involvement opportunities
    • Team activities

    And much more……

    EEO Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.

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