Director of Infrastructure

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Infrastructure Job Number: 20085

Job Description


Our client is looking for a Director of IT Infrastructure that reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). This position can be in our client’ s Santa Clarita or Long Beach office.

This position will provide vision and leadership, careful planning and disciplined execution to ensure stability, availability and security. Functions include datacenters, networks, servers, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and platform services, databases, storage, telecommunications, radios, and collaboration systems. We are looking for a hands-on leader with broad and deep technical infrastructure experience.

The ideal candidate will be composed under pressure, a self-starter, can quickly assess priorities, engage resources and drive to resolution. He/she will have to be people-oriented, have strong communication and organizational skills, and enjoy solving issues within a fast-paced environment.

Success depends on the candidate’ s ability to build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally, cultivates excellent leaders, builds high-performance and accountable teams that demonstrate both an exceptional command of infrastructure fundamentals, as well as the ability to deliver innovative solutions.

  • Implement and drive usage of best practices, standards, and methods for analysis, design, securing, configuration, testing, implementation, and operation of infrastructure
  • Partner closely with other teams such as OT/ICS Automation, Facilities, Physical Security, Data Analytics and others to deliver cohesive solutions Lead a direct and indirect team, ensuring that we are recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and developing our talented team of professionals to achieve outstanding results
  • Actively promote the core values of the company within the organization
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing to all levels of the company regarding infrastructure activities
  • Prepare and manage the operating and capital budgets and IT operating plans that maximize value creation for the company’ s
  • Manage operational costs and conduct near and long-term financial forecasts
  • Provide precise and cost-effective management of cloud services including AWS and Microsoft Azure platforms
  • Manage on-premise datacenters, computer rooms, and collocated datacenter facilities including remote hands services
  • Manage vendor selection, negotiation, contracting, performance, and compliance
  • Prepare RFI, RFP, RFQ, contracts, and other documentation
  • Participate in the review and prioritization of project portfolio providing trusted advice related to investments and information technology issues
  • Ensure IT infrastructure, controls, operations, and related services meet requirements and are scalable, available, reliable, maintainable and secure
  • Manage IT infrastructure assets including maintenance of component inventory and related documentation (e.g.)
  • Manage a mix of long-term projects and short-term service requests with a high degree of flexibility and effective delegation
  • Develop and maintain a robust 24/7/365 support model
  • Build and manage a disaster recovery plan in support of an overall business continuity program
  • Manage the organization and its service levels with data and metric driven decisions
  • Drive effective and efficient command of the fundamentals of managing traditional infrastructure
  • Lead a comprehensive infrastructure roadmap that leverages technology trends to challenge and change the status quo

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive and relevant experience in IT infrastructure and operations
  • Bachelor’ s degree in computer science, information systems, or related discipline
  • Breadth and depth of experience across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure including Cisco network, security and communications, VMWare, Linux, Oracle and MS SQL Server, NetApp, Pure Storage, Tintri, Cohesity, Dell EMC PowerEdge, HPE, Citrix Netscaler, PAN, Netbrain, Appneta, AWS, Azure and similar technologies
  • Function professionally under pressure with a strong sense of urgency, while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines under sometimes ambiguous and often complex circumstances
  • Experience cultivating and leading high-performance teams, creating innovation culture, and mentoring to develop team members
  • Comfortable working with employees at all levels of the company
  • Demonstrates professional tact, good judgement, and discretion
  • Must be highly articulate, from business and technical perspectives, and able to deliver proposals and presentations to a wide variety of audiences with conviction and passion. Strong analytical and problem-solving skillset


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