7 traits of inspirational IT leaders

All CIOs are leaders, yet only a select few are truly inspirational leaders. Here’s how you can become one of them.

All successful CIOs know how to instruct, motivate, energize, and even excite their teams. Yet only a relative handful of IT leaders can truly be described as inspirational figures, capable of leading their teams to goals that collegues at other enterprises can only dream about.

CIOs who are purposefully positive and responsible, with a focus on integrity, tend to inspire others, says Ola Chowning, a partner at global technology research and advisory firm ISG. “CIOs who show, through example and vision, those values and their own firm conviction and integrity to those values, will motivate team members to emulate their behavior and aspire to be like them,” she notes. Such CIOs also acknowledge, promote, and celebrate colleagues who either inspire them or can inspire their team.

Fortunately, most inspirational IT leaders are self-made, not born. Following are seven qualities to target as you begin your journey to leadership glory.

1. They roll up their sleeves and collaborate

2. They put people first

3. They cultivate a sense of purpose

4. They master soft skills, incorporating everyone into their vision

5. They are inclusive

6. They encourage ownership

7. They are authentic

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Direct-hire A/V and Security Access Install Technicians Opportunity Dallas, TX

We have a Dallas, TX client looking for a A/V Install Technician and an IT Security Access Install Technician.

We are looking for install technicians who have experience in physical access security, video surveillance, alarm systems, environmental sensing, IT and general hands on technology experience. 

You will be installing card readers, IP video cameras, door controls, alarm systems, environmental sensors. Working on servers and configuring devices on customer sites. Along with assisting in the design and deployment of these systems. 

3-5 years of field experience is preferred. With a strong background in physical security, Information Technology, Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Visio and field install background.

Training will be provided for all new employees along with a comprehensive benefits package.

If you enjoy working with your hands, creative problem solving, a dynamic and fun work environment and becoming a member of our team. Please apply, as we would love to speak with you and find a perfect fit for you on our team!

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    Mike Hanes
    ProVisionTech

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    Direct-hire M365 Systems Administrator Opportunity With A Great Company in Flower Mound, TX

    The Position – Sr. M365 Systems Administrator

    This position administers day-to-day operations of Microsoft servers and related applications and components common to a Microsoft Windows Server environment. Provides integrated support and maintenance of Active Directory, operating systems, and network-based applications with a focus on Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Infrastructure. Setup and configure Intel server platforms with company approved software.  Serves as second and third level support for servers and corporate applications related to problems that the IT Service Desk cannot resolve. Evaluates new hardware, operating systems and related standards. Work with outside suppliers to obtain technical specifications for hardware and operating systems solutions.
     

    We recently implemented O365 email for our company and are now planning to expand the use of the application to support OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and InTune Mobile Security.  The perfect candidate will have expert level experience and skills to properly manage the O365 suite of applications to support performance, functionality, and a very tight security posture for an international footprint.

    Our ideal candidate will succeed with the following traits:

    • Ability to take direction and manage competing priorities, while also being self-driven in managing tasks and workloads
    • Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo and be diligent in investigating, suggesting, and implementing best practice configurations.
    • Works equally well in a team setting and as an individual contributor.  This position will be heavily involved in both team and individual projects.
    • Be a great multi-tasker and an even greater team player.
    • Be a great troubleshooter. The ability to properly and thoroughly troubleshoot technical issues through to resolution independently is of great value and necessary in this position.
    • Willing to lend a hand to get the job done but also willing to accept assistance.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    • Provide primary support for Microsoft Active Directory, On-Prem Exchange, Office 365, and Azure Active Directory.
    • Configure O365 applications to industry standard best practices and security guidelines with an initial immediate focus on email, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online.
    • Manage VMWare VCenter environment for nearly 500+ virtual servers across multiple clustered environments in different geographical regions.
    • Responsible for identifying and resolving system hardware and software related issues and failures. Will ensure business continuity. Will effectively administer and enhance a Windows server Active Directory environment. 
    • Management and maintenance of internal and external DNS.
    • Responsible for development, deployment, and administration of Active Directory (AD) domain infrastructure. Including Sites, Services, and routing topology. GPO design, Organizational Unit structure and overall security of Active Directory.
    • Responsible for all internal and external email routing.
    • Upgrades software components and installs operating system upgrades as required.
    • Monitors network and system performance, recommends and implements adjustments upon approval.
    • Provides users with second and third level technical support.
    • Responsible for on call after hours system support on a 6-week rotation.
    • Implements system and network changes in a controlled manner; will adhere to company change control policies.
    • Documents network and system diagrams, process flow diagrams, and backup/recovery procedures.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Five to Ten years of experience in a large-scale Microsoft Windows Environment including, but not limited to: Windows Server 2003 to 2019, Active Directory, MS Office 365, Azure Active Directory and VMWare.
    • Five to Ten years of experience managing a complex Active Directory configuration.
    • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent; or six years related experience in server hardware, operating systems, active directory; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Industry certifications are a big plus, but practical industry experience trumps all.  
    • Must be a seasoned professional who’s been in the trenches and understands the technology impact on business processes and drives towards business success.

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent; or six years related experience in server hardware, operating systems, active directory; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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      ProVisionTech

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      Direct-hire Citrix Administrator Opportunity in Flower Mound, TX

      Sr, Systems Administrator – Citrix

      Lewisville, TX, United States

      Job Description

      This position, in conjunction with a team of senior level network and systems administrators, handles day to day operations of the Citrix ecosystem.  This includes managing the storage, compute and Windows operating platforms hosting the on-prem Citrix environment.  You will also have a leading role in any Citrix Cloud initiatives and all other Citrix projects.  Applying Citrix security best practices, operating heal and monitoring end user experience are key in maintaining your customer focus.  There are 1500 team members using Citrix XanApp and XenDesktop with 20% growth expected in the short-term but look forward to driving adoption through measurable positive user experience.  The Citrix platform is extremely strategic to our team and mission critical in nature to the business.  The ideal candidate takes pride in their work and has a sense of responsibility for all ancillary systems to ensure SLAs are met and end user experience exceeds expectations.

      Responsibilities

      WORK EXPERIENCE:

      • Minimum five years of work experience in System Engineering (or equivalent knowledge base) required.
      • Minimum 6+ years of work experience in Systems Engineering with at least 3 years in a senior level role is required.
      • Seeking 5+ years of experience with Virtual End User Computing, specifically with Citrix Xenapp and XenDesktop. 
      • Extensive experience working on the latest server operating systems to host applications and remote desktop sessions.
      • Extensive experience with Citrix technologies; XenApp, Virtual Desktop, VDI, Netscaler, XenDesktop, HDX, StoreFront, Director, etc.
      • Extensive experience in deploying security patches and standard windows updates in a Citrix environment.
      • Experience with RES (or AppSense) profile management (Ivanti Workspace) a big plus.
      • Extensive experience with Citrix LTSR versions going back to 7.15
      • Managing hybrid Citrix Cloud environments and cloud connectors is a plus.
      • Extensive experience in Citrix platform upgrades and managing golden images using Provisioning services and Machine creation services.
      • Experience deploying FSLogix containers for Office365 products including Outlook and OneDrive.
      • Ability to architect user and profile management.
      • Ability to architect native and 3rd party user profile management solutions.
      • Experience in migrations from platforms and solutions to a shared server environment.
      • At least 5 years’ experience of Microsoft technologies: Server OS, Desktop OS, Active Directory, Office 365, Group Policy, Exchange.
      • Experience with VMWare technologies: vSphere, vCenter, vMotion, Storage vMotion, SRM.
      • Experience with storage technologies.
      • Experience with block and file storage technologies from multiple vendors.
      • Experience with management of file shares and groups.
      • Experience with managing file shares, user profiles and home directories on-prem or in OneDrive.
      • Extensive experience defining, creating and testing Group Policy updates for desktop OS.
      • Extensive experience creating, testing and optimizing Microsoft Group Policy Objects.
      • Proven history and ability to provide mentorship and informal leadership.
      • Proven history of influencing architecture guidelines.
      • Strong presentation development and delivery skills.

      SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:

      • Ability to analyze and resolve problems of high complexity, requiring expert knowledge of hardware components, systems, software, and networking technologies.
      • Ability to identify issues and analyze highly complex variables to arrive at technically sound solutions.
      • Ability to troubleshoot multi-tiered outages in mission critical environments with multi-departmental or multi-organization efforts.
      • Ability to not only identify technical debt but also take ownership in finding and applying the required solutions.
      • Customer focused team player with the willingness to lend a hand to get the job done.
      • Maintains a strong work ethic and natural concern with their quality of work.
      • Ability to remain calm and maintain professional demeanor in high stress situations.
      • Ability to be productive in a hybrid work environment where teams may be geographically dispersed.
      • Ability to maintain healthy and productive working relationships with peers.
      • Provides input or constructive feedback in a spirit of collaboration.
      • Ability to mentor/guide others to perform troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, solution development, and implementation within specific technology areas.
      • Able to prioritize effectively and take on multiple concurrent assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible self-work and/or the work of others.
      • Able to develop, present, and effectively communicate complex ideas and strategies in both technical and user-friendly language to a variety of audiences.
      • Additional job skills include, but are not limited to excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; and excellent analytical/creative problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based, Customer service-oriented environment.

      Qualifications

      Qualifications

      • Minimum five years of experience in a large-scale Microsoft Windows Environment including, but not limited to: Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, Active Directory, Citrix versions 7.15 and higher, MS Office Suite (M365), Server Virtualization, Workload Management.
      • Three years minimum with a Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent; or related experience in equivalent combination of education and work history.
      • Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) The following certifications are a plus: Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA).

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        Mike Hanes
        ProVisionTech

        972-200-7171

        mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com

        Direct-hire React Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

        Our client is a high-growth SaaS company that combines social media, proprietary algorithmic stock and options alerts, news, and real-time charting to help users make informed trading decisions.

        The platform is built primarily on Microsoft’s stack, hosted in a hybrid cloud and on-prem environment, provides data in real-time and has web- and mobile-based user interfaces.

        The software simultaneously supports thousands of users and we have grown 400% since the beginning of the year.  To meet rapidly growing demand and further enhance the technology to support 100s of thousands of users, we are hiring a full stack software engineer to work directly with our outsourced technology team.

        Who We Are Looking For:

        We’re seeking a React Developer.  This position will primary be responsible to interface with key stakeholders and apply your technical proficiency across different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle including Requirements Elicitation, Application Architecture definition and Design. You will play an important role in creating the high-level design artifacts. You will also deliver high quality code deliverables for a module, lead validation for all types of testing and support activities related to implementation, transition and warranty. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued.

        Requires solid experience developing full-stack web-based and mobile solutions using the following tools:

        • Required Experience
          • Experience with UI & React / React Native
          • jQuery
          • Javascript
          • AWS and / or Azure (compute, storage, notifications, SignalR)
          • Stock / Options Trading

        Qualifications:

        • Great customer skills
        • Bachelor’s Degree, MS or MBA is a plus
        • Ability to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously
        • Ability to quickly identify defects, troubleshoot and correct
        • Experience working with an Agile development methodology
        • Ability to work closely with team members in a highly collaborative environment

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          Mike Hanes
          ProVisionTech

          972-200-7171

          Manager, Systems Administration (Windows) Opportunity in Lewisville, TX

          Responsibilities

          • Resolve complex enterprise system hardware and software problems; collaborate with peer teams and vendors to coordinate solutions
          • Lead the installation and testing of new enterprise system software and hardware releases
          • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new hardware and software developments; participate in the evaluation of alternative approaches and new software or modifications to enhance operations and development activities
          • Interface with business clients and technology staff to implement solutions that meet business needs and addresses impact of new or revised applications on existing infrastructure
          • Facilitate generation and/or implementation of new ideas for enhancements and improvements
          • Ensure working practices and processes are standardized, documented and repeatable.
          • Manage team of System Administration professionals: Complete staff reviews and appraisals, develop personal development plans, ensure cross-training between team members to provide redundancy, drive performance through industry standard metrics and hold team members accountable for sustained performance.
          • Develop regular management reports to ensure all systems are properly managed. 
          • Mentor junior and intermediate development staff. 
          • Plan and recommend departmental workflow or system modifications to increase efficiency, capacity, and utilization.
          • Develop and manage subordinates through formal and informal coaching, training, work assignments, and performance appraisal process.
          • Research new technologies, upgrades, and applications for all areas of responsibility.

          Qualifications

          • BA/BS in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience. 
          • Minimum 10 years of experience in supporting various enterprise class solutions and services including Windows server administration and security; understanding of implementation of systems at scale, must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high-performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and teamwork.
          • Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans.
          • Demonstrated understanding of foundational infrastructure supporting OS platforms including Windows server OS versions 2003, 2008, 2012R2, 2016 and 2019 as well as clustering concepts and HA.
          • Excellent verbal and written communication is required.  It will be very hard to succeed in this position without this skillset.
          • Passionate and energetic about technology solutions and customer service. 
          • Required Expertise in relevant technologies such as:  Windows Server, MS Active Directory, DNS & DHCP Services, SCCM, VMWare, Datacenter Hardware implementations including servers and storage, Hyperconverged systems.
          • In-depth knowledge of cloud technologies and implementations required.  Specifically, experience with AWS and Azure infrastructure solutions and Microsoft Office 365 implementations (Office products, email, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online)
          • Knowledge and background with Cisco networking and telephony products a big plus.  We utilize Cisco collaboration tools and are driving adoption of this toolset across the company.
          • Knowledge in server patching methodologies and automation. 
          • Ability to analyze data to produce and present executive level reporting for weekly and monthly operations meetings and monthly business reviews. 
          • Exceptional manager of people, process and technology. 
          • You are an excellent technical troubleshooter and can use that skillset to provide guidance to your teams for critical system incidents.

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            Mike Hanes
            ProVisionTech

            972-200-7171

            mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com