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Vice President of Information Technology

Job Title:

Vice President of Information Technology

Location:

Rosemont, IL

Industry:

Information Technology

Job Description:

Our client in the financial services industry is seeking a Vice President of Information Technology.  Starpoint has an exclusive relationship with this company. 

Our client focuses in financial loans and has approximately 150 employees.  This person will have 5 direct reports to start (Programmers, Network Administrators, Help Desk Support), and will have the opportunity to build a team once in the role. 

This role reports to the President of the company and is a great opportunity for someone in a Director-level role looking to move into a VP position. The person we’re looking for will help guide the company in their IT strategy, but should also be hands-on and must have .NET, SQL or C++ coding experience.  Experience in an automotive finance or insurance company is a MUST, as is experience working with a small company. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the infrastructure integration efforts
  • Develop the technical specifications through analysis of functional and business requirements, coordinating the high and low level design effort on projects, providing guidance and mentoring on technical issues
  • Provide architectural guidance on integration projects to ensure that systems conform to the company's architectural standards
  • Develop plans for application infrastructure integration into the existing infrastructure
  • Code in SQL 
  • Work with business to develop integration plans for computing platforms
  • Maintain a current knowledge of existing systems hardware and software
  • Define and document integration standards for the team
  • Perform integration reviews of all projects. Provide guidance to all team members on technical and architectural issues
  • Interact with various business partners (both internal and external) to assist in the design and implementation of integration processes for the company's business applications
  • Manage the integration of new technology into the company's infrastructure
  • Maintain proper security levels to protect the network from internal and external events that would be detrimental to business
  • Provide contingency and disaster recovery planning for all integration projects
  • Administers the department's expense budget within budgetary guidelines to contribute to cost-effective operation of the corporation
  • Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions
  • Provide planning recommendations on emerging products or technologies and recommend new product concepts to meet evolving infrastructure environment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Recent experience in Auto Finance or Insurance industry required 
  • 10+ year’s progressively responsible experience in information technology
  • 8+ years project management experience and experience supervising technical teams with an emphasis on application support and development
  • Experience with Infrastructure and data analysis
  • Detailed knowledge of information systems and operational processes across multiple platforms and services
  • Advanced knowledge of business environment, systems architecture, and production operations
  • Working knowledge of management processes such as personnel administration, planning and budgeting
  • Knowledge of financial systems
  • Must have experience coding in  .Net, SQL or C++  (do not need to be hands on now but be able to help trouble shoot)
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals and procedures, governmental regulations, and financial reports
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience

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