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Job Position:  IT Director
Location:  Norwalk, CT or New York, NY
Full time/part time:  Full time position
Reports to:  EVP
Travel Required:  Yes – as required to NY/CT, and DC: estimated at 10-15%

The Company:

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential, and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability, and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development, and compliance services. Our team of professionals has led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings.

The Position:

SWA is hiring a qualified IT Director with responsibility for the overall planning, organization, and execution of all IT functions, consistently across three office locations. The Director must be proactive in problem solving with a wide depth and breadth of experience working in a professional services firm with a dispersed workforce. Focused and goal driven, the Director will work in a collaborative manner to achieve success ensuring the needs of the customers are considered and met.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Interfaces actively with the leadership team as well as with users; understands the organization’s needs
    and overall use of IT to ensures a high standard of user satisfaction
  • Recommends and plans information technology to support and meet company objectives based on research and evaluation
  • Directs implementation and execution of new/upgraded information systems via well-defined plans including procedures, deadlines, and accountability
  • Develops, reviews and maintains company Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Evaluates and determines workstation configurations and mobile communication standards
  • Organizes and manages multiple priorities successfully
  • Stays abreast of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance

Leadership:

  • Manages and responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department
  • Manages the evaluation, planning, and execution of all IT projects
  • Structures, leads, trains, and develops IT staff for maximum effectiveness
  • Responds to issues in a timely manner, and effectively communicates with staff
  • Maintains confidentiality

Technical Proficiency:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

Software:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2012 or above
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or above
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 or above
  • Citrix Xenapp 6 or above
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 or above
  • ERM/CRM Experience (Dynamics preferred)

Hardware:

  • Firewall Appliances (Watchguard preferred)
  • Cisco Routers and Switches
  • SAN Storage (Pure Storage preferred)
  • Server Hardware (Dell preferred)
  • Enterprise Telephone Systems
  • Cloud Backup System (Datto preferred)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an IT-related field
  • 8+ years of management and leadership experience in IT
  • Strategy and planning: an ability to think ahead and plan over multi-year time spans
  • Strong database management skills (preferably SQL)
  • Program/project management experience (PMP and/or Agile certifications preferred)
  • Data center management experience (dedicated or colocation)
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence and integrity
  • Participates, manages and evaluates all IT vendor relationships
  • Attention to detail with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of strong team building and mentorship
  • Proactive problem solver

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties
or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may
change at any time with or without notice.

SWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter as part of your application.
Please visit www.swinter.com for further information.

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