Director, IT
Aptos, Inc
Montreal, Quebec
5d ago

A quick snapshot

The IT Director is responsible for providing leadership to the Information Technology Department and for ensuring the Company’s strategic goals & service needs are achieved.

The Director will oversee the day to day IT Department operations including network, security, server, workstations, cloud applications and procurement.

The Director will also participate in and provide leadership to business transformation projects that involve Information Technology system and infrastructure.

This role will also be responsible for vendor management and contract negotiations for the Company’s technology products and services.

Here’s what you’ll do

  • Leads and manages the day to day IT Department operations
  • Maintains IT Department security policies and insures adherence to the policies
  • Manage IT staffing including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, performance management, and disciplinary actions.
  • Participate in and provide leadership to business transformation projects within the IT department.
  • Develops and manages the IT annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Lead the optimization and maintenance efforts of existing applications and infrastructure, including maintenance, development, and upgrades.
  • Manage vendor relationships for Aptos technology vendors, including contract negotiations, business reviews, purchasing, renewals and support escalations.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and execute IT Department solutions to achieve overall organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to the global IT staff.
  • Maintain the integrity and continual operation of the IT systems including the network, web applications, servers, internal systems and external systems
  • Effectively communicates company-wide changes and relevant IT information to superiors, staff, and company colleagues.
  • Work with IT service providers, contractors, and vendors to insure proper service delivery and support of services and tools utilized by the organization.
  • Participate in any IT security or operational audit processes as dictated by the IT Security Team.
  • Perform any non-routine work necessary for the good of the department and the organization
  • Here’s what skills & abilities you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related field
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business or related field (preferred)
  • Minimum 10 years of IT and / or business-related systems experience.
  • Minimum of three years of management experience.
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management, and policy development.
  • Knowledge of current network and PC operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards
  • Ability to manage vendors, partners and procurement operations.
  • Experience with departmental budget creation and management.
  • Understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures
  • Willingness and ability to travel on work assignments as needed
  • Willingness and ability to work additional hours during week and / or weekend, as required.
  • Here’s what will give you an edge

    Passion. We know it when we see it. Passion is not saying how much you love what you do in your most excited voice. Passion is revealed in your truest self.

    It’s about what you’ve accomplished; how you want to grow; the ideas you have; your philosophies. It’s demonstrating through your words and your actions that you truly believe in what you do and where you work.

    That it matters to you. And that’s pretty cool.

    Resourcefulness and application. At Aptos, we have a pioneering spirit when we have questions, we find answers; when we’re faced with challenges, we find solutions.

    We turn to a variety of resources, including our own colleagues, our professional network, the Internet, articles and books whatever helps us get the job done.

    But it’s not just about using a variety of resources to gain knowledge it’s also about applying that knowledge to other areas of the job or business where it might make sense.

    Initiative. You don’t wait around for things to happen or for your manager to tell you what to do. You’re not only proactive about completing your own work, but when you sense the need to introduce a project that will benefit the team or the organization even if it’s outside your scope of work you put a proposal together, talk to the team about it, and own it.

    And that also goes back to having a pioneering spirit.

    Quality orientation. You rarely make mistakes because you have good processes in place to ensure that every last detail is correct.

    There’s hardly an error that gets past you even when you’re under pressure to complete something in a very short timeframe.

    Interested in learning more?

    If this sounds like the kind of job you would love in the kind of environment you would thrive in, please drop us a line we’d love to hear from you!

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