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Position: Director of Information Technology
Reports to: CEO
Location: 892 Upper James Hamilton – Position involves travelling when required
In support of the Mission and Vision of Momentum Credit Union, the Director of Information Technology is responsible for leading all technology/architecture planning, development, and operational functions. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, this position has a critical role by defining the long-term technology strategy and ensuring information technologies are fully integrated with the organization’s business strategy and plans. The Director of Information Technology provides consulting support to all managers by researching trends in the application of technology to the banking industry and finds new technology and solutions to traditional problems through new technology. The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the day to day management of all I.T. staff; ensuring timely delivery of information technology services to the organization’ cost effective delivery of information technology and services to the organization and ensures the organization receives maximum value for its technology related expenditures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages risk within IT operations by developing and maintaining strategic and operational procedures to ensure proper operational methodologies and procedures are in place and followed, including IT security measures. Oversee an IT risk assessment process to ensure a proactive risk management culture and minimize the reliance on point in time management control process audits.
Provide technical leadership and mentoring to direct reports, liaise with external vendors and partners, and consult with other credit union IT managers regarding the economical delivery of IT services including potential shared services initiatives where possible.
Build and manage relationships and lead contract negotiations with key suppliers, technology vendors, and service providers to ensure maximum value for investment.
Ensures MCU staff and management have access to technology tools that assist them in being effective and efficient in their job functions.
Ensure MCU has access to a technology platform required to support and advance the strategic goals of the organization. This involves establishing, managing, and growing stable and scalable technology architecture to meet extremely high information and data processing requirements that are time-sensitive.
Manages the technical infrastructure, data architecture, capacity management, application development, and systems integration process to ensure high quality business system applications are in place to meet the business needs of MCU users.
Benchmarks the latest advances in hardware, software and application technologies ensuring new advances that meet the business needs are communicated to senior management to build into the organization’s long-term strategic plan.
Facilitates communications between staff, management, vendors and other technology resources.
Manages the performance and development of each direct report, establishing targets, coaching for performance and assessing performance, both ongoing and at defined intervals.
Participates as a member of the management team in strategic planning and IT budgeting processes.
Formal training or equivalent practical experience in business management and information technology. MBA, MSC (Computer Science) or equivalent experience/education
Significant experience (five years or more) in a management role related to business systems and/or information systems in the financial sector, particularly banking and/or credit unions
5 years of IT project delivery experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation is highly desirable.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications and relationship building skills;
Proficient in time management, written and verbal communication skills, able to speak to others so that all understand the technology;
Specific experience managing a technology rich environment encompassing distributed client/server systems, web technologies, and database systems. The experience should encompass information technology infrastructure, software application development and maintenance.
Specific experience acquiring and managing third party supplier and outsourcing arrangements for the provision of software and/or hardware/networks, software and/or infrastructure maintenance.
A proven track record of software development and systems delivery.
Proficiency with VPN networks, firewalls, encryption, and other aspects of network security technologies.
Excellent organizational and planning skills;
Ability to perform under pressure and work independently
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines as required;
Experience within the Credit Union System an asset.
Please note that only those being interviewed will be contacted. Momentum Credit Union is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please make these arrangements while scheduling your interview.