IT Summer Project by Ryan Holloway


IT Manager: Operations, Projects, infrastructure (MW0615)

Focusrite, the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, is looking for a highly capable and strategically minded IT Manager. Working alongside the Development Director, you will plan, organise and manage the strategy for IT evolution in our business, as well as the activities and operational priorities of the Technology and Business Systems department. Skilled in prioritisation, evaluation and strategic implementation, you will manage work flow for the team and take responsibility for the development and achievement of IT related KPI targets. You won’t be afraid to be hands-on when required, and must be adept at keeping your sights on the bigger company vision while managing the day to day operations and ongoing training requirements of the teams you work with. Example of Duties: -In collaboration with the Departmental Director, develop and execute a technology road map for Focusrite. -Manage, plan, organise, schedule, prioritise, assign, and review the work of IT staff; monitor workload, deadlines, goals and progress. -Responsible for the training of staff and ensuring application of current performance, policy and processing standards. -Conduct analysis and provide input into information technology strategic planning. -Participate in budget development. -Plan, organise and serve as project manager on large/complex IT projects. -Manage the delivery of the company’s front and back end web development including the development of the scope, specification and project plan. -Evaluate emerging technologies and identify hardware, software, and other resources necessary to accomplish department tasks within budgetary constraints. Recommend the purchase of hardware/software. -Establish department standards and policies; implement and recommend actions to improve work flow, simplify operational and reporting procedures and improve performance standards. -Coordinate department activities with vendors, users and other operational departments. -Write status reports, putting forward conclusions and operational recommendations. -Responsible for hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Knowledge and experience of managing staff. -Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of providing computing services in a commercial environment. -Skill in supervision (e.g., selecting, training, assigning and reviewing work, leading and motivating, appraising and supervising performance.) -Skill in establishing and maintaining standards, policies, and operational effectiveness of information technology staff. -Knowledge of current computer hardware, software and emerging technologies. -Skill in analysing operational efficiency. -Skill in managing multiple concurrent projects. -Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. -Experience of working in an Agile environment is preferable. Minimum Qualifications: -Seven years of progressively responsible information technology experience including at least one year of supervisory experience; OR, -Bachelor's degree in an IT related degree or a related field AND four years of information technology experience which includes at least one year of supervisory experience; OR, -Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. About us We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be. Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. Company hack-days, external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products. (Plus, you get a free lunch in the canteen. No really.) We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.

Job Summary

Reference-MW0615. Salary-Competitive. Job location- United Kingdom - England - South East England - Buckinghamshire - High Wycombe. Job Type-Permanent. Posted-27 June 2015,%20Projects,%20infrastructure%20High%20Wycombe%20England.html