Director of Information Technology VisaNow.com, Inc.
VISANOW is a leading provider of online global immigration processing services to US and international organizations, as well as individual consumers. With our patented, online technology and unwavering commitment to a best-in-class customer experience, VISANOW has experienced exponential growth in a constantly growing market. Our people are the lifeblood of our business and have an opportunity to have a significant impact on the development of a successful and fast-growing company.
The Director of Information Technology will join our senior management team and provide strategic direction, leadership, and management of the development, implementation and execution of our IT plan. In addition to managing IT Support and Networking efforts in our existing business environment, the Director will have the opportunity to impact the future development or our IT plan as we continue to grow.
The Director of Information Technology will manage a small team and will require hands-on involvement in all activities and responsibilities of the IT department. Critical to the experience of the well-suited candidate is successful personnel and department management; high level, strategic IT program planning; business performance management (including the development and use of metrics); results and program analysis; and vendor/consultant management.
Additional responsibilities include:
Providing input to the strategic direction of IT, directly influencing the business direction in new and existing products and systems, as well planning for future growth
Directing implementation and execution of information systems via well-defined plans including procedures, deadlines and accountability
Evaluating and implementing IT procedures and equipment for maximum efficiency and cost containment in a multi-location environment
Ensuring users are provided professional, courteous and timely support and service
Structuring, leading, training and developing IT staff for maximum effectiveness.
Developing and maintaining company Disaster Recovery Plan
Overseeing our Microsoft networking technology including Server 2008/2012 and Windows 7/8 Desktop, antivirus, license compliance (Windows, Windows Server, Office, MS SQL, etc.)
Providing high-level LAN maintenance including TCP/IP, DHCP, VOIP, cabling, switch installation and configuration. Experience with Hyper-V 2008/2012 and Virtual Machine Manager a major plus.
Bachelor?s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field; Advanced degree or technical certification is strongly preferred
10 years of IT support, network administration and systems maintenance experience
5 years of leadership / management experience with a focus on team and career development
Experience working in and supporting a high-growth organization with multiple locations and up to 400 employees
Successful history of adding significant value to a service-oriented IT team
Strong attention to detail with a focus on efficient processes and procedures
Demonstrated ability to quickly analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level
Superior written and verbal communication skills
This position is both strategic and hands-on and provides the opportunity to have a significant impact on the development of a successful and fast-growing company. If you are an innovative leader who can establish forward-looking goals and deliver measurable results, this is the place for you. We offer a very competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, disability, 401k match and stock purchase programs.
VISANOW is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief.
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