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Big is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented, extremely organized, and self-driven IT Manager. Looking to work in a creative atmosphere with whacky and smart people, who are working to make a difference while making a living? Big could be the perfect place for you. It is not every day that an IT position is open in a creative atmosphere like an advertising agency, but today is your day! If you are extremely skilled in desktop support, knowledgable about servers and clouds (so much so that you are the “nerdy” friend in the group) we want to get to know you!

The IT Manager reports to the Talent and Culture Lead

Primary Responsibilities

Hands-On Responsibilities

  • Analyzing and improving our IT systems and infrastructure
  • Working to keep Big’s IT systems secure, efficient, fast and strong
  • Analyzing and determining security threats
  • Diagnosing IT problems in our everyday work environment (printers, computers, computer equipment, etc.)
  • Desktop support for employees and clients when they are in the building
  • Training employees on any new IT systems, computer software, etc.
  • Testing, troubleshooting and modifying information systems so that they are always working effectively. Preventing problems from ever occurring — we know, things happen… but you get what we are saying
  • Maintain serialized inventory of equipment and software
  • Selecting and facilitating purchase of new hardware and software as necessary

Management Responsibilities

  • Proactively seeing issues before they become a problem
  • Solving issues and problems with our third-party IT support
  • Understanding server functions, access, patching, and having other knowledge surrounding cloud server use, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Working directly with our third party vendors for IT support
  • Overseeing the IT budget and ensuring cost efficiency — working directly with the Director of Finance and Talent and Culture Lead in regard to spending, budgeting, etc.
  • Coordinating technology installations, upgrades, and maintenance — working with our third party IT support
  • Overseeing all IT licenses, subscriptions and leases (software subscriptions, hardware leases, etc.)
  • Generating performance reports of all IT operating systems for a monthly report to the Talent and Culture Lead
  • Preparing for any technology risks, and maintain a network disaster recovery plan and back-up procedures
  • Remaining up-to-date on new hardware and software that can help our team be progressive and extremely effective
  • Planning IT projects, managing the process, and implementing new systems when needed

The Perfect Fit

  • Knows IT systems in-and-out
  • Has experience of 3+ years working in the IT field
  • Works with Macs and Microsoft based computers, but familiar with a fully Apple/Mac environment
  • Has exceptional written and verbal communication skills — knows how to write the perfect short email and the perfect long email
  • Understands the gravity of informational systems going down, being out, and how this effects a company — for every minute we are down we are losing money
  • Has worked with local and cloud servers in a creative or corporate environment
  • Loves his or her work. Is excited to get up every day and work in IT
  • Wants to work in a scrappy creative world with quirky co-workers making a difference and producing kick-ass work

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