IT Manager

Employer: FoxGuard Solutions
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking, Project/Product Management, Software/QA/DBA
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 10/25/2019
Closing Date: 12/31/2019
FoxGuard Solutions
FoxGuard Solutions develops customized cyber security, compliance, and industrial computing solutions. As a leading operational technology company we deliver reliable, secure and configurable solutions that include: several cyber security solutions, including Patch & Update Management Services as well as turnkey computing solutions for mission-critical applications designed to fit a customer’s intended use, expected life-cycle and desired price point.
Job Description

FoxGuard Solutions is looking for an experienced IT Manager to join our team! In this role, one will be responsible for managing the IT department, maintaining and developing our technical infrastructure, and supporting both physical and cyber security initiatives. We are looking for an individual who doesn’t hesitate to “roll up their sleeves” to help the team when necessary. A successful working IT Manager is a must! If you are looking for the next step in your IT career and have experience with managing infrastructure and network services, this is the position for you! Apply today!

What you will be doing ….

The IT Manager is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and daily execution of all IT functions, and the team’s adherence to corporate policies and procedures as a primary IT team representative. Areas of focus include systems administration, helpdesk, network services, and servers. The IT Manager functions as a working team member that will lead and assist the team with day to day tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of training users in applications and operating system fundamentals, and writing basic documentation
  • Formulate and organize operational priorities and translate those priorities into appropriate staff organization, task assignments, and career development plans for staff
  • Maintain corporate relationships with technology manufacturers, vendors and subcontractors and negotiate contracts and service level agreements on behalf of FoxGuard Solutions
  • Plan, prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects on time and within budget and effectively manage technical projects
  • Ensure compliance of IT practices against stated procedures and corporate policies
  • Provide day-to-day support and guidance to team members in the pursuit of quality customer service and IT communications
  • Drive execution of IT projects through regular reviews of backlog and work in progress
  • Serve as the key IT representative and central contact for information as it relates to Information Technology across the company
  • Prepare an annual business plan for the IT department, by coordinating with other departmental heads and the junior level management of the IT department
  • Set annual targets related to IT operations and monitor the overall performance of the entire department
  • Oversee the IT capital and IT operational budget expenditure
  • Encourage team collaboration in the delegation and prioritization of tasks, maintaining alignment with the vision implemented by the Director of IT
  • Champion the use of an Agile process to deliver business value early and often
  • Enforce the documentation of project progress and accomplishments
  • Promote continuous improvement of IT practices and procedures

What you will bring to the table…

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and a minimum of three years of related experience; or high school diploma and a minimum of five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Requires working knowledge of critical technology concepts, including related software, relational databases, data warehousing, information security and automation
  • Ability to meet deadlines, detail-oriented work, and work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Experience with modern software development and/or system administration
  • A minimum of 3 years management experience

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Specific knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, Scribe, and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Professional technology or information security certification(s) such as MCITP, MCDBA, MCTS, or Security+
  • Software development experience in an Agile environment would be a bonus
  • 5 years management experience

What we can offer you…

FoxGuard Solutions offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package, which includes dental, medical and vision insurance, as well as 401k, wellness programs, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, educational assistance and paid-time-off – and don’t forget Ice Cream Fridays! That’s right ice-cream every Friday!

EOE/AA: Females/Minorities/Disability/Veterans


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