IT Manager – Houston, TX

ISC has been engaged to deliver strong IT Manager candidates to our client. The company is a start-up in the Water/Energy industry. TERRIFIC opportunity to ride the wave and get in on the ground floor. Heavily funded, this company is being led by extremely qualified leaders with a strong history of success.

This position is located in Houston’s Energy Corridor area. This is a great opportunity to get on board at the beginning with a start-up company who will be growing in the near future!

In the critical role of Information Technology Manager, you will be responsible for

  • Selecting, implementing, maintaining, and continually enhancing the computer hardware, software, and telecommunications platforms
  • Setting-up, installing, testing, and configuring hardware and software, as well as troubleshooting, problem-solving, and fixing IT related issues
  • Working with other employees to eliminate/minimize downtime, as well as providing support to all employees

 

It is imperative for the IT Manager to understand that you will be one of the first hires and will be joining at the ground level. You will be responsible for CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING many of the foundations for this company.
As in any start-up environment, you will be running fast and periodically changing direction. We are looking for someone that not only the skill set needed, but also the mind-set of someone who enjoys the thrills and challenges of a start-up environment.

 

Responsibilities of the IT Manager

  • Develop company’s IT policies and procedures
  • Work with the Executives to define the IT needs, then develop a comprehensive IT system
  • Define and develop the local and global communication network, especially the virtual and remote nature of the leaders
  • Systems selected must consider the global nature of the business market for reliable and confidential communications
  • Set IT priorities and goals to ensure compliance
  • Develop comprehensive policies and procedures for defense against cyber threats, including specific plans for major systems recovery in the event of a successful cyber-attack
  • Ensure physical security and protection of IT assets, including hardware, software, cloud storage, and remote servers
  • Develop and implement network test routines
  • Define mitigation strategies and measures for protecting the IT system from unplanned downtime
  • Specify, prepare purchase requisitions, receive, install, and test new IT hardware and software
  • Set-up accounts for employees
  • Monitor the day-to-day security of the company systems
  • Provide desktop, remote device, and server support to employees
  • Set-up, configure, and test all IT and office equipment
  • Manage the installation of the most effective office networks including cabling and Wi-Fi LAN systems
  • Work with 3rd party designers to help create the website and updates

 

Qualifications of the IT Manager

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of experience with a wide array of IT hardware, software, and communication systems with both PC and Apple based environments
  • Strong working knowledge of wired and wireless communications systems and hardware
  • Deep experience with cyber security systems and the protection of IT assets
  • Experience with methods and systems for the protection of the proprietary date and communications
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to write effective, concise correspondence and presentations
  • Ability to network troubleshoot utilizing the most effective tools available
  • Must live in the Houston area

 

Salary: $120-140k depending upon experience

Please contact Kara Onorato to discuss further – karao@iscjobs.com / 877-316-6249
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