IT Director – London – Software, Infrastructure, Management

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Greater London Permanent £90000 - £100000 per annum + 25% bonus and benefits

IT Director – London – £90,000 – £100,000 – Software, Infrastructure, Management

My client has tripled in three years, they intend to do so again in the next three. Key to their growth is recruiting great people, and giving them what they need to succeed.

They are an award-winning business that has changed the way over a million employees think, feel, and behave at work, across the world.

The IT Director will manage all aspects of the company’s technology across both business as usual and development. Technology in this business comprises more than your typical mid-sized business, consisting of a complex client facing infrastructure along with an internal environment that supports users around the globe. This consists of helpdesk, local and cloud-based infrastructure, application development, and data. The IT Director will lead a global multi-functional team and oversee all vendor relationships.

Working with management, the IT Director will set a long-term vision that will not only setup the internal infrastructure for scalability but also set the direction of the fast-growing digital portfolio.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement the vision for the IT function to enable the business growth over the next 3 – 5 years
  • Serve as a member of the business’s operating executive (OPX) supporting and advising leadership on all matters relating to technology
  • Deliver sustainable and scalable systems and products that transform how we work internally, with clients and our participants
  • Drive client facing development (web, apps etc) to enable to the business to achieve its ambition as a behaviour change platform
  • Risk management, particularly relating to data, outages and information security
  • Implementation and management of core processes such as disaster recovery, business continuity, change management, and security protocols
  • Ongoing infrastructure management, including hardware and networks
  • Manage 24/7 systems including on-site infrastructure, cloud, and SAAS applications such as Netsuite, PowerBI
  • Oversight of on-site and remote support and helpdesk
  • Software development and procurement management

About you: Skills

  • Technically adept people leader with significant budgetary and people management experience
  • Experience of managing both software development and infrastructure, implementing multinational, cross-functions solutions at scale, balancing business and technical elements
  • Experience of supporting and implementing digital strategies
  • Project and vendor management experience
  • Ability to act as a technical escalation point for the team and vendors
  • Comfortable being the accountable executive and supporting the board
  • SQL and Mysql experience and responsibility for governance and compliance would be an advantage
  • Natural problem solver and decision maker comfortable operating in ambiguity
  • Exceptional stakeholder management, able to influence and persuade at all levels
  • Delivery focus
  • Ambitious and results driven individual who enjoys a fast paced, high growth environment

This is a perm role based in London

Job Reference: SKITDIREC

Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 25% bonus and benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP - 2 Month

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