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Director of IT

Company: ElectraMeccanica
Location: Mesa
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Meet ElectraMeccanica, an innovative electric vehicle manufacturer that is ready to revolutionize the way people commute! Drawing on a 60-year legacy of building and delivering high-end custom cars, our flagship vehicle is a single-seat, electric vehicle called the SOLO (NASDAQ: SOLO). The provided driving experience is an unrivaled combination of exhilaration, affordability and environmental consciousness. We are opened our doors to our new 18-acre US Assembly and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Needless to say, it's electrifying times and we want to invite you to seriously consider joining our expanding team!ElectraMeccanica has heart & soul! We hire dedicated, passionate, respectful and engaged contributors, who enjoy creating, solving and challenging the status quo. We have a dedicated team of people and continually seek to hire those who are always willing to roll up their sleeves. If we just described your personal values and work ethic here, we definitely want you to read on to see if this position sparks your interest as well.We are seeking a Full-Time Director of IT to join our lean and agile team. This role will work out of our Mesa, Arizona location at 8127 E. Ray Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. The primary purpose of this job is to proactively evaluate, plan, and direct, all information technology overall functioning, including overall Company systems administration, helpdesk management, IT asset management, ERPs, cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and building IT installation. The main purpose of this position is to ensure that all users across the business are fully supported and optimally functioning on all platforms at all times.General Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all users across the business are fully supported and optimally functioning on all platforms at all times.
  • Partners with departmental leaders to provide strategic recommendations for all inter- and intra-departmental IT initiatives.
  • Develops and implements appropriate cybersecurity strategies that fully secure the Company's data/resources.
  • Oversees the procurement, distribution and tracking of all IT assets.
  • Manages third-party IT vendor relationships, choosing cost-effective options, and the measurement of their ongoing performance.
  • Directs, manages, trains and coaches the IT team around expected performance and outcomes.
  • Ensures that ERP implementation, maintenance, and support are carried out in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Researches and recommends new technologies for the organization to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Acts as the project manager for all technology implementation.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates the organizations disaster readiness plan to ensure operations can quickly recover in the event of an IT emergency. Cyber Security & Compliance Support Responsibilities
    • Leads the partnership with third-party providers on digital operations with cybersecurity measures commensurate with relevant risks supported with business collaboration.
    • Leads the coordination of security implementation and security audits to ensure on-going compliance.
    • Evaluates system performance and security reports against demand forecasts and cybersecurity gaps respectively to support remediation efforts for current and future requirements gaps.
    • Communicates with management the necessary resources needed to make relevant, measurable improvements for a secure IT service
    • Assures all digital activities are performed within the parameters of applicable laws, codes, and regulations. Team Management
      • Manages, mentors and develops a team of IT professionals providing leadership and guidance.
      • Conducts performance management and sets goals with their team members.
      • Establish a level of accountability within their team, through empowering and establishing clear responsibilities.
      • Displays dedication, time management, cadence and effectively elevates their team when needed.
      • Assists with recruiting and building an effective IT team.
        • Other duties as required by your Manager.
          • Minimum Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or a related field.
          • Masters or MBA is a plus.
          • Minimum of 15+ years' leadership experience in IT support and coordination. Preferably for a growing organization.
          • Experience with SAP ERP system is considered an asset.
          • Proven experience with IT infrastructure and services.
          • Demonstrable experience in translating technical information to business & security requirements to non-technical audiences.
          • Experience with computer networks, network administration, and network installation.
            • Proficient in computer hardware, cabling installation and support, wireless technology applications and interface, and IT security.
              • Proficient in public and private cloud (Azure/AWS) console and tenancy management.
                • Proficient in Microsoft Windows software, including Server, M365, Exchange and Active Directory
                  • Proficient with using network and application security and monitoring tools to support cybersecurity objectives.
                  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
                    • Highly organized and detail oriented.
                    • Understanding of industry programming languages are an asset e.g., Java, C, C++, Python.
                    • Relevant industry certifications are an asset e.g., ITIL, CISSP, CISA, Fortinet NSE Level 4
                    • Flexible working hours.
                    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Our new facility is incorporated with a modern, dedicated spaces for our employees to dine, engage, relax, and play. We also provide the following comprehensive benefits package that supports our employee's health, wellness, retirement, and work-life balance:
                      • Medical, dental, and vision plans
                      • Generous paid time off
                      • 401k with company match
                      • Life/AD&D insurance
                      • Short-term and Long-term disability benefits
                      • Corporate fitness/wellness discounts While we greatly appreciate all candidate applications, we only contact those individuals who best meet the required position qualifications. Thank you in advance for considering ElectraMeccanica!

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