VP of Information Technology
Company: Blue Federal Credit Union
Posted on: February 5, 2019
Blue Federal Credit Union employees work hard, have fun, and win for our members and each other! Want to join the Blue family as Vice President of Information Technology? The Vice President of Information Technology is responsible for projecting, promoting, and sustaining an atmosphere that sets the standard for team work, collaboration, and quality customer service to both external and internal credit union members. This position is responsible for the success of multiple information technology functional areas and the general supervision and security of all credit union virtualization software, hardware, and operating systems, and enterprise applications. The VP of IT will maintain a proficient information technology department and demonstrate the essential collaborative skills necessary to drive technology adaptation, maintain all electronic systems which may require: diagnoses, troubleshooting, and general support for credit union or financial services enterprise. This position is responsible for the planning and strategic direction of the credit unions technical systems including, but not limited to: enterprise banking software, network servers, data storage services, network operating systems, data backup, recovery systems and data access security. The VP of IT oversees the testing, implementation, maintenance, documentation, and development of both the IT Operations team and Enterprise Applications team.
MS/MA preferred. BS/BA with a concentration in CS/CIS/BIS/MIS/Security/CyberSecurity or at least 12 semester hours of college level CS/CIS/BIS/MIS course work, or applicable computer courses, and/or equivalent technical experiences which might involve certifications; MCSE, MCP, MCSA,VCP, CCNP, CCISSP, CNA, etc.
Eight (8) plus years' experience in information technology preferred, which includes direct experience in THREE or more of the following environments:
-Knowledge of IBM PowerVM virtualization hardware and IBM AIX UNIX Operating System (6.x or above).
-Extensive knowledge and/or certification in Microsoft operating systems. Preferably: 2012-2016 Server and/or MSCE, MCP, MCSA certification.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems (10.x and above).
-Knowledge of Keystone Core system application, and/or experience with a DB2 relational database.
-Extensive knowledge and/or certification in VMWare operating systems. Preferably: 6.x vCenter Server and/or VCP certification.
-Extensive knowledge and/or certification in VMware View desktop operating systems. Preferably: VDI 6.x and/or VCP certification.
-Extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN architecture. Preferably: Cisco IOS, Routers, Palo Alto security devices or Firewalls, Ethernet WAN connectivity over a TCP/IP protocol.
-Knowledge of data extraction techniques; SQL report writing, script writing preferably; Microsoft Powershell and MS-Excel (pivot tables).
-Knowledge with any one of the following Internet technologies: VOIP, HTML, Java Script, Web Servers (Ex: Linux or Microsoft Internet Information Server), Telnet/FTP.
-Knowledge of Relational Databases. Preferably: Microsoft SQL Server. Experience in MS-SQL server deployment and/or standard report writers (Ex: Crystal reports).
-Daily supervision and development of information technology team.
-Responsible for the daily operation of software and hardware used to support Credit Union enterprise software solution.
-Develops, monitors, and insures disaster recovery procedures are adequate, updated and tested.
-Insures regulatory compliance for record retention.
-Works directly with the CIO to determine the short and long-range information technology requirements for all of Blue FCU's electronic systems. Assists with the development of the annual budget for Information Technology needs.
-Reviews and interprets reports.
-Oversees the operating procedures for the Information Technology Department and assures they are adequate and up to date.
-Evaluates and directs implementation of new products and services, including upgrades to all existing computer systems and customer systems.
-Maintain accurate employee records, perform timely and comprehensive performance evaluations and administer disciplinary actions as needed.
-Develop, motivate and train department personnel. Schedules staff to maximize customer member satisfaction while minimizing overtime.
-Late night and weekend work hours should be expected from time to time.
-Must have strong analytical abilities, and work well under pressure.
-Requires good written, verbal, inter-personal skills in order to communicate effectively.
-Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
-Must be proficient in a multi-task environment.
-Exhibit strong decision making skills.
-Ability to develop, challenge and inspire employees.
-Manual dexterity to input data on keyboard, [i.e., computer, calculator, telephone,
-Must be able to visually interpret data from CRT screen and written documents.
-Must be able to understand and carry out written and verbal directions.
-Demonstrates the ability to use appropriate application software.
-Must present a professional appearance and demeanor.
-Must attain a thorough working knowledge of Blue FCU's policies
Experience: The Vice President of Information Technology position requires a proven track record of leadership in technology management, including excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills. Must also have 5 to 10 years of increasing responsibility in technology management.
Education/Certifications/Licenses: A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
Interpersonal Skills: Must work effectively with the firm's senior IT team to help plan and coordinate both short and long-term systems strategy and implementation. Also acts as a liaison between nontechnical business units and IT.
Other Skills: Extensive understanding of IT infrastructure technologies including OS, Data Storage, Servers, Networks, Telephony, Web, Cloud, Technical Architecture and Performance Optimization techniques planning and tactical implementation are important attributes as well.
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