This is a permanent position with a top law firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to implementing new IT strategies, systems, policies, this individual will provide leadership to the IT team. The ideal candidate will be have experience as an IT director or similar managerial role. IT Director will manage several people including the direct reports of Infrastructure Manager and Applications Manager.
Provide the overall direction, objectives and strategies of the Firm's information technologies, and manage the day-to-day IT operations, infrastructure, architecture, policies, budget and governance, evaluating them against established goals.
Provide leadership to the IT team, including recruiting, selecting, orienting, training and evaluating team members, and developing personal growth opportunities.
In conjunction with the Firm's leadership, analyze business needs and opportunities, and prioritize, select, and implement suitable cost effective solutions to streamline internal operations and help optimize strategic benefits.
Identify, monitor and communicate potential evolving risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, including compliance with applicable security and privacy rules and regulations, and provide solutions including incident response plans to ensure proper controls are in place to manage risks to an acceptable level.
Oversee and monitor the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) to ensure optimal ongoing performance and capacity, and troubleshoot and resolve network, hardware, connection, printer, software and other issues.
Establish and maintain documented policies, standards, procedures, processes, training programs, and individual development plans to implement and support strategies set by Firm management.
Manage vendor relationships including negotiating agreements, monitoring performance, enforcing SLAs; select and approve purchases of technological equipment, software and services; establish partnerships with and oversee work of IT providers, including outsourced engineers and specialists.
Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover and suggest ways the company can gain competitive advantages.
Analyze business requirements and make recommendations for improvements to existing and new hardware, software or related systems, to better address business needs, streamline operations, meet organizational needs, and improve overall user experience.
Plan, scope, staff, manage, monitor, test, report, and deliver projects, including implementation and deployment of new or changed systems.
Be a sought-after leader and knowledge resource, providing guidance, support, awareness, and training throughout the organization.
A Director of Information Technology will possess and/or demonstrate the ability to:
Select appropriate communication methods to keep all departments adequately informed.
Organize and prioritize to keep projects and personnel across disciplines progressing.
Collaborate with the Executive Management Team to locate innovative and strategic solutions.
Coach, train and mentor on all aspects of IT as appropriate.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Display professional behavior to all internal and external contacts in conjunction with policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.
Apply vision and creativity in strategic development.