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IT Manager

SMHI is presently accepting applications for an IT Manager. To apply, send your resume to rschoettler@smhi.ca.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Supplier/Vendor management
  • Directing and mentoring other resources
  • Technology roadmapping
  • Flexibility to support the business by assuming business roles during high volume periods
  • Highly organized
  • Liaising between the business and the low level technical tasks/resources
  • Knowledge of IT best practices and the ability to guide the business to adhering to those best practices
  • A keen interest in exploiting open source technology
  • Vision to foresee, prevent, and dig out from vendor lock-in
  • Optimizing processes and the use of technology to minimize costs

Desired Skills, Training, and Qualifications

Training

  • ITIL
  • CISSP
  • Architecture frameworks
  • Networking
  • Windows/Linux
  • MySQL
  • Java

Skills and Qualifications

  • Broad understanding of various legacy and upcoming technologies including
    • Hardware
      • Desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices
    • Networking
    • Operating systems
      • Linux
      • Windows
    • Databases
      • MySQL
      • SQL Server
    • Programming
      • .net
      • C#
      • Silverlight
      • CSLA.net
      • Object-oriented
      • Web-based
        • Responsive Design
    • Email
    • xaaS
    • Mobile device platforms
      • Android
      • iOS
    • COTS and custom software support and development
    • Architecture, system design, and software modelling
    • Waterfall and agile software development methodologies
    • Test-driven development and developing appropriate test cases
    • Basic office software/productivity skills including email, spreadsheets, word processing, and web browsing
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to document and log technical activities and experiences
  • Excellent English communication skills including
    • Writing
    • Speaking
    • Understanding & comprehension
    • Explaining technical solutions to technical and non-technical resources
    • Listening to business users explain their needs and being able to interpret them and translate them into requirements
  • Approachability
  • Working collaboratively and in isolation
  • Ability to relate to business terminology, especially as it relates to the insurance industry, and produce technical models
  • Balance competing priorities and be able to shift quickly from task to task
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
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