[Jobposts] Job Information from GoTechNow - two high level full time positions in Plano, Texas.

Brad.Bederman at GoTechNow.com Brad.Bederman at GoTechNow.com
Sat Jun 11 01:43:17 EST 2005

I am recruiting for the following two high level full time positions in
Plano, Texas.  Relocation assistance is available. Salaries in excess of
$100,000 are realistic and salaries in excess of $140,000 are possible.  We
cannot  provide visa sponsorship for these positions.  If anyone is
interested, please send me a resume.


Brad Bederman
214-615-2600, ext. 228
mailto:brad.bederman at gotechnow.com
TITLE: Group Manager - UNIX Midrange Infrastructure Services

SALARY: $100,000 to $140,000


**  Bachelors degree
**  Excellent English
**  At home formulating and presenting, in front of a group, business cases
for technical projects
**  Recognized and loved as a team player and leader (your references will
need to back this up)
**  6+ years IT management with superior skills in crafting IT strategies,
evaluating potential technical solutions, and translating these into
actionable projects and deliverables
**  5+ years IT vendor management and multi-million dollar (at least $5MM)
budgeting experience, including financial planning, software licensing and
strategic partnering with IT suppliers
**  Demonstrated experience with operations and engineering of UNIX
Midrange-based applications and/or infrastructure solutions in a large
enterprise environment
**  Leadership of UNIX Systems Administration team(s)
**  Familiar with Unix Systems infrastructure solutions and architectures (
operating systems, network services, Active Directory, Sun Identify
Management etc.)
**  Experience with disaster recovery concepts and processes
**  Familiar with common practices and processes for securing and patching
UNIX environments
**  System Monitoring technologies

**  Global deployment of UNIX-based system solutions
**  Definition and measurement of formal infrastructure service level
**  Sarbanes-Oxley


Lead both the people and the technology of a Midrange Infrastructure
Services team.  You will be responsible for the overall organizational
health and management of a team of 25-35 FTEs (approximately 75% employee
and 25% contractor) in four geographic locations.
**  Build and manage a top-notch team of UNIX systems administrators
**  The manager and team designs, builds and supports the computing
environment that runs this 24x7 operation
**  A hands-on leader with strong technical vision deeply committed to the
use of technology to improve the efficiency of business
**  Visit each geographic site on a monthly basis (at minimum) and meeting
with team members to understand challenges, recognize accomplishments, and
communicate departmental and team updates
**  Ensure operational stability and ongoing engineering of solutions in
support of the corporate infrastructure.
**  Strong interpersonal and communications skills, enabling you to instill
confidence in your team and work very closely with customers, CTO's,
technical teams, functional leads and project managers
**  Able to not only lead their team but also participate in the design,
implementation and maintenance of the complex UNIX and SAN systems and
associated computing hardware platforms the team is responsible for
**  Develop and manage a multi-million dollar UNIX budget and ensure that
the UNIX SLA's are met
**  Provide technical leadership in all aspects of the UNIX Systems
environment. You are a knowledgeable and hands on manager that will mentor
and develop engineering personnel
**  Manage systems and infrastructure projects, which could involve design,
evaluation, selection, procurement, deployment, maintenance,
troubleshooting, education, and emergency response
**  Work with engineers, CTO's, customers and enterprise architecture teams
to develop innovative solutions that meet business needs with respect to
functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic
implementation schedules and development goals and principles
**  Organize and prioritize UNIX Systems administration / engineering group
projects and day to day tasks
**  Establish metrics to measure against SLA, capacity planning, systems
management and configuration management
**  Plan and budget  for UNIX Hardware, Software and ensure proper returns
on investment. Work with customers and vendors to implement best practices
and to continually reduce the cost of the UNIX service
**  Evaluate alternatives, recommend products, develop justifications,
negotiate with vendors and participate in procurement process
**  Establish policies and procedures related to the UNIX environment.
Identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require
change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future
business needs and capabilities
**  Develop and communicate infrastructure project timelines, including
major milestones, priorities, bottlenecks and risk assessment, while
organizing cross functional activities ensuring project completion
**  Work with all aspects of Operations to ensure continued stability of
the production server environment
**  Manage excellent customer relationship by addressing operational issues
proactively and by meeting customers periodically

You will be expected to provide both strategic thought leadership and
day-to-day management of the following areas:
**  Engineering, deployment, operations and 3rd-level support of Midrange
server solutions, including HP Unix, IBM Unix, Clustering Software's,
Storage solutions, DR solutions, User Account administration, Sox
Compliance and Backup Solutions
**  Primary ownership of the vendor relationship with the corporation's key
partners in the Midrange space: HP, IBM and EMC.
**  Ongoing improvement of all customer-facing aspects of the Midrange
infrastructure (e.g. server ordering process, technology refresh
processes), including demonstrated sustained reductions in cost of
ownership and stability of the Midrange infrastructure
**  Leadership of ongoing corporate infrastructure initiatives, including
Sunset old legacy systems to an enterprise infrastructure solutions
**  Management responsibility for a $26 MM budget and all Midrange-related
contracts, maintenance renewals and vendor engagements.
**  Responsibility for corporate software license compliance for all
aspects of Intel infrastructure, and ongoing responsibility for
standardizing and reducing the technology footprint.
**  Ensuring that disaster recovery processes and procedures are documented
and tested on a regular basis for the corporation's Tier I Midrange
**  Serving as Sarbanes-Oxley control owner for all Midrange-related key
controls, and certifying compliance with these controls quarterly or as
**  Partnering with application development teams to provide infrastructure
support for new projects as required
**  Representing the corporation on infrastructure-related industry boards
and forums

TITLE: Group Manager- Enterprise Extranet & Web Services

SALARY: Based on skills to Based on skills


Minimum Job Requirements:

** Degree in Computer Science, Business Management
** 10+ years experience leading operation functions, IT service
** Strong Business perspective.  Ability to understand business drivers and
propose solutions to meet the business need.  Acts in a consultative role.
** Specialized experience in developing strategic frameworks for, and
delivering, Enterprise level connectivity solutions and services.
** Specialized expertise in managing technology teams in a Fortune 500
corporation working on large multi-client, multi-location projects.
** Solid understanding of technology and its practical application.
** Excellent interpersonal, client and communication skills.  Builds good
working relationships with clients, peers, staff, etc. Ability to work with
diverse groups across locations.  Ability to get things done through
others. Ability to influence others and bring diverse groups to consensus.
Builds trust. Has integrity.
** Results driven. Driven by and manages to plan. Has a sense of urgency.
** Is a leader people are willing to follow  both clients and staff.
Places a priority on staff development.
** Creative. Can handle change and ambiguity. Can make the tough calls with
clients and staff.


Position Description:
** Partner with client groups to provide firewall management, remote
access, and extranet connectivity and web services across the enterprise.
** Lead the Extranet and Web Services Competency Center to deliver
operational excellence in service delivery, driving process consistency
that maximizes productivity and effectiveness.
** Manage the delivery of services across all remote, field, and campus
locations maximizing user productivity.
** Build a deep understanding of the business and build relationships with
the client groups. Understand their business initiatives. Support and
influence business and information technology strategy.
** In partnership with the core senior management team and top company
management, set the strategic and tactical direction for Global Extranet
and Web Services throughout the Enterprise. Provide strategic direction and
consultation to senior clients in order to persuade senior management to
embrace Extranet direction and strategies.
** Lead projects to deliver connectivity solutions for this corporation
internal and external partners and customers, complying with Information
Security and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
** Manage the delivery and support services for all extranet locations.
Drive the development of standard architectures and designs that meet the
needs of the business customer.
** Ensure projects maintain an enterprise wide view. Leverage knowledge,
learnings, and skills across divisions. Drive towards optimizing extranet
** Recruit and develop high caliber professionals. Set high performance
standards. Provide targeted training, coaching, counseling, feedback and
career planning. Build a team atmosphere supporting Rewards and
recognition. Build a talent pool that is sought out.
** Support and be a champion of this corporation's strategies, goals and
standards. Maintain relationships with the CIOs and their Senior Leadership
** Maintain currency in technology and business productivity developments.
** Commitment to maintain currency with business initiatives, challenges
and drivers to ensure solutions support business goals and objectives.
** Building and maintaining relationships with the wide array of clients.
Each with a different operating style. Candidate through both technical and
business acumen must strike the balance between representing supporting the
needs of the business while preserving the integrity of the enterprise
** Staffing and maintaining the organizational health of team given current
client priorities and initiatives. Managing a multi-location team.
** Current staffing level approximately: 34
** 27 Company Employees, 7 Consultants / Contractors / Outside Services
** 2005 Budgetary Responsibility: 2005 Plan $5.1MM baseline expense
** Servicing a client base across this company, including external
partners, suppliers, and end-customers; maintaining client relationships at
the VP/Director level
** Establish Senior/Junior project teams within this corporation to extend
the Extranet and Web Services framework.
** Heighten the awareness of Extranet best practices to maximize
productivity of individual workers across the organization.
** Establish rules and guidelines for support services.

Please contact:

Brad Bederman
214-615-2600, ext. 228
mailto:brad.bederman at gotechnow.com

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