[Jobposts] Director of IT for Backcountry.com

Greer Hitch ghitch at backcountry.com
Fri May 11 17:50:11 UTC 2007

This job reports directly to the CTO, and has responsibility over all IT,
including data infrastructure, security, network hardware and architecture,
warehouse automation, telephony, and desktop environments. Successful
candidates will have a strong technical background as well as leadership and
management experience. The IT department is growing rapidly, and the primary
responsibility of this position is to build out and lead that department
toward excellence and 99.999% uptime. This position will have directly
reporting managers for Data Infrastructure, Network Systems, and Desktop
Environment. The director of IT will set goals for redundancy, security, and
performance, and the projects to meet those goals.

-Direct the work of IT staff to build and expand a system to achieve 99.99%
-Determine the key metrics and methodologies for reaching goals
-Plan and execute a robust IT layout for redundancy, security, reliability,
and scalability for $300M in orders
-Determine when to build in-house, when to outsource, when to subscribe
services for the network infrastructure
-Budget all network, data management, data storage needs, and desktop
workstations for the company

-IT Management experience in a fast-paced, high-growth ecommerce or dotcom
with gross revenue at least $300M annually
-Network architecture experience
-Strong leadership and team building experience
-Metric-oriented: ability to set, measure, adjust, and report on specific
performance metrics
-B.S. in C.S. or equivalent
-Strong familiarity with open source stack

-Team building and recruiting skills
-Exposure to automated warehouses, supply chain systems, or call centers
-Strong outdoors-oriented lifestyle: skiing, snowboarding, climbing,

-Applications from Utah or those willing to relocate to Utah will be
-Position is based in our Park City corporate office and may require
occasional travel to Salt Lake City locations 
-Salary based on experience 
-Deep gear discounts, industry perks, and employee benefits 
-Telecommuting will not happen 

To Apply:

Please apply here:


Please answer the following questions in the notes section when you apply.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. What is the trickiest part of redundancy, scalability, reliability, and
security? How would you approach each of these core issues?
2. Please describe (briefly) some core elements of a network architecture to
support $300M in revenue
3. What performance metrics would you track as Director of IT? Why?
4. Please describe your leadership style
5. Why do you want to work for Backcountry.com?
6. What are your salary expectations?

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Ms. Greer Hitch


ghitch at backcountry.com 



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