Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology

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Director, Information Technology

The Director, Information Technology will manage the IT Support Services and Infrastructure area within IT. He/she is charged with overseeing and managing service levels of core applications, enterprise devices and service desk/incident management. In addition, he/she will be responsible for building a culture of quality and service levels for user support. He/she will support a shared vision across the enterprise while building collaborative relationships across the organization. The Director will also maintain oversight responsibility for complex and high-risk programs and projects including cybersecurity, PCI DSS compliance, Business Continuity, and IT service delivery for 100+ retail locations including Advance Financial’s corporate headquarters.

Founded in 1996, Advance Financial is a leading multi-state fintech company based in Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 100 stores in Tennessee and more than 1,100 employees, the family-owned and operated company is aggressively investing in the expansion of its market presence. In keeping with its vision of a world-class customer experience, Advance Financial is delivering instant lending decisions and brick-and-mortar money services 24/7/365. In 2018, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the seventh year in a row and it is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. The Nashville Business Journal also named Advance Financial as 2018’s fourth fastest growing company in the Nashville market, and Forbes included the company on its 2018 list of Best Employers for New Graduates. For more information visit https://www.af247.com.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals
  • Develop and manage service level metrics and expectations related to core applications, enterprise devices and the help desk/incident management function
  • Monitor and report end-to-end service level performance, including the review of SLAs and underpinning contracts
  • Ensure IT security maintained across all IT infrastructure by implementing and maintaining IT Security policies as required for the organization
  • Provide the Azure cloud administration team with required support
  • Develop and maintain IT continuity framework and IT continuity plans
  • Organize and lead project teams through project life cycles
  • Deploy project management principles and techniques to establish and maintain control of on-going projects
  • Define and build a world class global service desk which includes developing vision and strategy, creating innovative solutions for ticket reduction and automation efficiencies
  • Ensure updated inventory of IT resources
  • Oversee the administration and troubleshooting of all company devices including desk phones and mobile devices
  • Lead IT Operations teams through all phases of the internal service process, including concept, development, implementation and closeout
  • Maintain existing programs, seeing that necessary updates are made to hardware / software as required
  • Lead efforts to improve IT processes and optimize internal customer satisfaction through technology deployed
  • Improve key performance indicators (KPIs), SLAs, reporting cadence and processes required for running an effective global service desk
  • Manage service desk goals, priorities, escalations, volumes, aged tickets and other associated processes
  • Coordinate IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as necessary
  • Oversee departmental finances, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Implement policies that are chosen by executives and report back to the C-suite level
  • Identify security vulnerabilities and eliminate them with strategic solutions that increase data security
  • Direct and support implementation of new software and hardware
  • Identify and recommend new technology solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Engineering, Information Systems, or a closely related field or equivalent work-related experience.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Several years’ experience managing employees within an IT environment
  • 7-10 years of mid-level IT management experience with a focus on IT process improvement
  • Experience supporting an Azure cloud environment is desirable
  • Intermediate to expert level ITIL certifications and advanced cloud engineering certifications preferred
  • Proven success in working with a senior leadership team in a demanding, fast-paced and high-quality environment
  • Solid understanding of business processes, operations and the application of technology including IT best practices and standards

Perks and Benefits

  • Full comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • On-Site Gym
  • Student Loan Reimbursement Plan
  • And much, much, more

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2019-05-16T14:37:21+00:00May 6th, 2019|