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DIRECTOR,

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY


Reporting to the Senior VP, Finance & IT, the Director, IT is accountable for managing the implementation and maintenance of Six Degrees Medical’s technology needs, including any third-party IT provider management as necessary. This role has oversight of all IT functions including but not limited to hardware, software, cyber security, data management, system maintenance, support services, license maintenance, and troubleshooting. The incumbent will partner closely with all departments and key stakeholders to ensure that IT, system, and data-related needs are properly supported and managed through collaboration and communication.

Your Main Responsibilities will include:

IT Infrastructure Management


  • Overseeing all technological operations and ensuring all computers and software are operational
  • Setting up new users including commissioning and installing all related software
  • Coordinating with third party providers to manage all incoming ticket requests
  • Developing strategies for innovation and conducting research to implement identified initiatives
  • Managing and updating networks, systems, and other technology related requirements
  • Ensuring all IT systems and infrastructure are secure, available, reliable, and responsive through the development, implementation, and maintenance of procedures, processes, and solutions.
  • Tracking, maintaining, and managing appropriate licensing levels and security protocols
  • Developing and implementing all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision
  • Road mapping and implementing upgrades as needed to both hardware and software
  • Providing estimated budgets and forecasting for any.software/hardware purchases, networking equipment, etc.
  • Identifying and sourcing vendors for all technology-related needs

Research & Development Collaboration

  • Collaborating with the Senior VP, Finance & IT in the planning and implementation of technology needs related to all research activities
  • Supporting the implementation of technologies and data translation software needed for attaining funding, grants and preparing publications

Security

       

  • Creating and implementing IT policies and procedures that enable strong security and risk-management capabilities
  • Assuming responsibility of oversight of the entire network and system infrastructure ensuring proper configuration, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of security firewalls, sites/software, servers, data and file encryption, and internet connections
  • Protecting the organization from cyber threats and data loss, ensuring network access, data security, and backup systems are using appropriate tools and best practices

 

 

Analysis


  • Playing an analytical role to constantly assess the effectiveness of the existing sites, software/applications, data, and processes developed by each department
  • Analyzing complex business requirements and making recommendations for technical solutions, ensuring that these solutions are aligned with the overall business vision, mission, and direction
  • Playing a lead role in the maintenance of knowledge within the IT department, coordinating the implementation of best practices and the adoption of suitable trends
  • Other duties as assigned

 


You will have:


  • Post-Secondary education in Computer Science or a related field is required
  • 10+ years’ experience with cyber security, database design, and hardware and networking equipment
  • Experience identifying and sourcing vendors
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Superior critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written, enabling effective communication with all levels within the organization
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Proficiency in various Operating Systems
  • Self-directed with integrity, positive attitude, confidence, speed, and with a passion for Six Degrees Medical’s vision and mission

At Six Degrees Medical, we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodations at any point in the selection or recruitment process, please let us know how we can work with you to meet your needs.

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