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Sr. Network Strategy & Operations IT Manager

St. Louis, MO 63105 | Fully Remote

Posted: 01/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Infrastructure Technologies Job Number: 15882

Job Description

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

We are currently looking for a Sr. Network Strategy & Operations IT Manager to join our team.

  • Lead the development, design, and integration of network security solutions.
  • Work across multiple teams to help deliver innovative solutions in support of the technology strategy.
  • Provide secure and responsive solutions to our business.
  • Drive development efforts related to connectivity and network security while also ensuring the effectiveness and continually optimizing solutions including both cloud-based and on-prem solutions.
  • Define the goals, objectives, processes, and resources to support the overall strategic vision of the area. 
  • Make a significant impact, develop, and grow in a team-oriented environment.  
  • Collaboration and influence skills are key as you work with senior leaders in the organization. 
  • Identify, influence, and drive opportunities to further our strategy including network firewall and web application firewall platforms.
  • Own and drive multiple simultaneous projects and roadmaps within the area through close coordination with various IT teams and external vendors.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teams throughout IT, including the ISO organization, to ensure alignment and partnership. 
  • Provide leadership in key interactions with others to define, analyze, and deliver customer solutions. 
  • Build trust to influence peers and others to break down barriers and drive results.
  • Lead people management activities including development, training, interviewing, hiring, performance and compensation reviews.
  • Interface with key partners, suppliers, and procurement teams to layout strategic direction, incorporate into functional roadmaps and cost-effective solutions, and contribute to contract and commercial review.  
  • Provide escalation for operational teams as a last tier of support for the business. 
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for systems that are implemented.
  • This position is open to candidates who wish to work from home (WFH). Employees who choose virtual / remote work should have an adequate space to serve as their home office.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship for this position now or in the future.
  • The IT Senior Manager typically requires 8 years IT related experience with a focus or heavy exposure on infrastructure or network solutions.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience successfully leading teams in large scale enterprise or service provider environments.
    • You do not need experience specifically leading network security teams but will need conceptual understanding of networks and network security.
  • Experience leading teams working in cloud and/or automation.
  • Experience leading a team in an Agile/Scrum/Kanban environment.
  • Experience leading a team in a full remote work environment.
  • Superb communication skills are required as demonstrated by the ability to effectively defend ideas and solutions.
  • Convey complex information regarding risk and security issues in a manner that is easily understood and actionable.
  • Must have displayed leadership and team centric skills and strong solution orientation.
  • Must demonstrate superb relationship management skills, specifically around managing conflict and resistance to change, and the ability to create a non-adversarial atmosphere and be viewed as a partner.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and agility related to critical thinking and making decisions with complex considerations as it relates to business implications.
  • Ability to scope and manage financials and labor needs for the solution and project efforts.
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred.
  • Experience with product management.
  • Experience with Atlassian Confluence and Jira tools.
  • Experience leading or working closely with application development teams.
Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.


Job Requirements

IT Manager, Agile, network security, network strategy, cloud, AWS, Azure, automation

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