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Location: Fort Worth, TX
Direct-hire IS Client/Server Manager Opportunity with Great Fort Worth, TX Company
The Client/Server Manager is responsible for the day to day management and operations of clients Open Systems infrastructure, which includes UNIX, Wintel, Storage Area Networks and x86-based virtualization platforms. This position is responsible for working with end users to determine needs, analyzing and forecasting usage, determining capacity requirements, recommending infrastructure solutions, executing performance monitoring and tuning, managing change to technical environments, ensuring adequate and thorough testing, responding to incidents and support requests, designing and implementing corrective and preventative action, using metrics to monitor health of infrastructure components, and building reports to communicate with key stakeholders. This position will further provide management of a team of IT specialists with effective delegation of tasks and support for the career development of team members.
Manages day to day operations of IS Open Systems.
Provides guidance and direction to team members reporting to him/her.
Interfaces with IS and business colleagues on operational issues including technical and operational status.
Provide leadership, anticipates and resolves problems, and ensures inter-group cooperation to meet all operational obligations and objectives.
Ensure complete infrastructure technical documentation.
Make recommendations and implement enhancements for increased uptime, performance and reliability.
Provides strategic direction and recommendations on new technology.
Review infrastructure performance reporting and metrics for stability to support 24x7x365 operations.
Ensure infrastructure technologies are maintained and current.
Participate in ITIL based change management process providing business impact and risk perspective to proposed production changes. Ensure team follows established policies and procedures for internal and external audits.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science plus five to seven years Open/Distributed Systems experience; or equivalent combination of education or experience. Prior experience in a management or supervisory role required.
SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS
·5+ years’ experience managing operations and/or technology teams.
·Advanced knowledge of Midrange systems concepts and fundamentals.
·Advanced knowledge of application architecture concepts and fundamentals.
·Advanced knowledge of Windows server architectures.
·Advanced knowledge of virtualization concepts and technology.
·Knowledge of Citrix Xen application delivery.
·Knowledge of LAN/WAN concepts and fundamentals.
·Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
·Knowledge of PC operating systems and applications software and hardware.
·Ability to lead and manage a work team.
·Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
·Strong organizational skills and multitasking ability.
·Strong attention to details.
·Demonstrated ability to work in teams with a collaborative interpersonal style.
·Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively document procedures.
·Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
·Ability to work weekends and after business hours.
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