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IT Infrastructure Manager

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 by The Royak Group Inc.

Rome, GA 30161
IT
18 Nov 2019
$95k - $95k Annual
Full-Time

Plan, direct and coordinate the design, installation and connectivity of computer systems and network infrastructure to ensure the stable operation of the organization's IT assets. This includes developing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all new and existing network hardware, software, and communication links. Also responsible for telephone, data center, security systems and other electronic infrastructure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Design and implement short- and long-term strategic plans to make certain network capacity meets existing and future requirements.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration and appropriate use.

  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory, life cycle management and related documentation.

  • Plan, acquire, and coordinate installation of in-house and remote hardware and software across the organization's network.

  • Conduct research and make recommendations on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.

  • Prepare RFPs, bid proposals, contracts, scope of work reports, and other documentation for IT projects and associated efforts.

  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.

  • Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

  • Assess, approve, and administer all equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

  • Manage and ensure effectiveness of Servers, including e-mail, print, and backup Servers, and their associated operating systems and software. Responsible for on-site and off-site data centers.

  • Manage and ensure optimal operation of all network hardware and equipment, including Routers, Switches, hubs and UPSs.

  • Manage and ensure effectiveness of security solutions, including Firewalls, anti-virus solutions and intrusion detection systems.

  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, decision-makers, stakeholders, department heads and end users regarding pertinent network activities.

  • Manage operational costs; conduct near- and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.

  • Test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining network infrastructure.

  • Test server performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining server infrastructure.

  • Oversee the administration of user accounts, permissions, and access rights in AD.

  • Direct and administrate network analysts and technicians, and where necessary, conduct performance reviews and corrective action.

  • Provide guidance to junior members of the team.

  • Ability to influence others to accept best practices and approaches.

  • Assist in identifying and quantifying project risks and opportunities.

  • Develop and implement test plans, assuring quality in all project deliverables.

  • Drive continuous improvement in IT processes and increase operational efficiencies.

  • Establish service level agreements.

  • Provides ownership of problem thru final resolution.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years of experience managing and configuring enterprise-wide LANs, WANs, WLANs, VPNs, etc.

  • Exceptional knowledge of service and application delivery as well as successful service level agreement accomplishments.

  • Excellent knowledge of current protocols and standards including Active Directory, Group Policies, MS Exchange, Core Switching/Routing, SSL/IPSec, SAN, Virtualization, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

  • Experience in interpreting the applicability of local and federal laws/regulations (including data privacy practices and laws) to company operations.

  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting hardware such as Servers, Routers, bridges, Switches, hubs, modems and network interface cards.

  • Knowledge and understanding of system flow charts, data processing concepts, and telecommunications principles.

  • Experience installing network cabling and telephony systems.

  • Familiar with cloud technologies and services.

  • Understanding of the software development life cycle and methodologies.

  • Experience with Crystal Reports or similar tools and querying languages such as SQL.

  • Conversant with programming languages such as .Net, PHP.

  • Interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

Reference: 805495961

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