TRAC Intermodal

  • Director, IT Infrastructure

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
    Category
    Information Technology
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Director, IT Cloud & Infrastructure is responsible for building strategy, planning, standards, design, implementation, support and performance of the enterprise infrastructure architecture/solutions that will effectively and efficiently support the strategic objectives and operational needs of the company. The Director, IT Infrastructure partners with technology leadership, developers/engineers, and production support teams to impart knowledge on technical trends, provide technology options and design guidelines, and serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Cloud solutions, systems configuration and integration, capacity planning, performance analysis and optimization.


    The incumbent in this leadership role is accountable for the IT infrastructure across TRAC’s headquarter and remote sites and is expected to be self-directed, take initiative and be persistent when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, analytical, organized and detail-oriented, perform multiple tasks at once, compose correspondence and other documentation in a professional manner, express ideas constructively, actively listen to others, manage time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines, learn and memorize procedures, display a cooperative attitude, read, understand and follow all company, job specific and safety policies/procedures, and attend/use all required training.

    Responsibilities

    • Leverage influencing and negotiation skills across IT and the enterprise to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of business goals.
    • Participate in the assessment and execution of external and internal infrastructure capabilities required to achieve desired business goals. 
    • Maintain currency on new technologies and platforms, and recommends on what emerging infrastructure and cloud technologies should be introduced, integrated, and assimilated within IT. 
    • Lead IT infrastructure team in innovation efforts and experimenting with new solutions such as cloud technologies and offerings to take advantage of business opportunities. 
    • Provide oversight for the design and development of IT infrastructure platforms that fulfill the needs of the business.
    • Direct, motivate, mentor, and develop a highly skilled team of systems administrators and system engineers
    • Provide oversite of external and/or contract resources and services
    • Responsible for overseeing the stable operation of the infrastructure in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.
    • Plan, design, coordinate and manage infrastructure and cloud technology related activities of the organization, as well as provide direction and support for daily infrastructure operational activities of the IT department.
    • Work closely with the CIO to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
    • Contribute to the definition and implementation of IT policies, procedures, and best practices.
    • Act as an engineering and architecture resource for Cloud infrastructure.
    • Manage and lead technical infrastructure projects.
    • Maintain current and relevant knowledge of cloud computing, cloud vulnerabilities and cloud best practices.
    • Experience implementing operating system technologies that include VMWare, Linux, and Windows.
    • Provide project status and updates to senior team members and relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
    • Foster a business-oriented culture and mindset driven by continual service improvement techniques and develop structured processes.
    • Build and maintain relationships with other IT leaders to develop a clear understanding of business needs; ensures cost-effective infrastructure solutions are in place to meet those needs, and can respond with agility to changing business priorities.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent in work experience
    • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to communicate a vision that inspires and motivates IT infrastructure staff and aligns to the overall IT and business strategy
    • Demonstrated leadership in infrastructure modernization in complex environments (Strategy, Planning, Design, Execution) 
    • Experience with Cloud migrations of data centers (Azure or AWS)
    • Experience working in a cloud-based application (Azure or AWS)
    • Experience designing and building internal cloud-based tools in order to automate service delivery
    • Experience working in DevOps environment, supporting Agile development teams
    • Proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT infrastructure groups in complex and dynamic environments including management of cross-functional teams and influence of key IT and business stakeholders
    • Five years of progressive leadership responsibilities
    • Ability to instill confidence in executive leadership through effective demonstration of the business value of IT
    • Effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role
    • Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking, planning and execution skills
    • Strong infrastructure acumen, including cross-domain knowledge and preferably earlier career experience in a technical infrastructure role
    • Deep understanding of current and emerging infrastructure and cloud technologies and how other enterprises are employing them
    • Success in leveraging both traditional practices, such as IT service management, as well as emerging methods, such as DevOps, that are optimized for agility
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a plan that ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right time, and that employees are highly engaged and satisfied
    • Strong vendor management and partner relation skills to identify and leverage resources internal and external to the enterprise to enhance capabilities that support business objectives
    • Ability to drive organizational change and build infrastructure capabilities that effectively balance the need to continuously exploit capabilities to optimize operational efficiency with the need to deliver innovative and agile infrastructure and operational solutions to enable the business to explore new opportunities
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to senior leaders, and business concepts to the IT workforce

    More About Us

    Are you looking for a career with an industry leader? Have big ideas that deserve to be heard? A career at TRAC offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a growing, evolving and ever-improving organization. TRAC Intermodal is North America’s leading intermodal transportation equipment provider and chassis pool manager serving international shippers. The company's operations include long-term leasing and short-term rentals of approximately 278,000 chassis in our fleet. We also provide pool/fleet management services and are a leader in providing chassis solutions to the intermodal industry that are designed to increase supply chain efficiency, control costs and promote safety. Based in Princeton New Jersey, TRAC Intermodal is opening new locations across North America, experiencing impressive growth and embracing change. With the acquisition of Interstar Fleet Services and partnership with StreetTurn’s Intermodal Data Hub, we continue to expand our service offerings and create new career opportunities. If you want to work with a company whose people live its values every day, consider a career with TRAC Intermodal.

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