Director of IT
Empower Pharmacy
Houston, TX Posted 2/1/2021 Full Time Information Technology, Professional

Position Summary

The Director of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT business related functions. This includes directing all IT operations to meet internal and external customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and databases, while developing new technical solutions. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads and coordinates development of our infrastructure to ensure key business strategies and processes are supported by systems that enable growth and flexibility
  • Translates business needs into system solutions making maximum use of available tools while ensuring longer term supportability of the architecture
  • Analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommends technical solutions
  • Ensures the consistency and maintainability of existing applications by creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions
  • Directs operations in executing production tasks according to a documented schedule that meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Produces detailed timelines for each application release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status
  • Directs and prioritizes the workload of subordinate personnel
  • Reviews all designs, code and unit test plans where applicable
  • Approves all business requirements prior to the technical solution
  • Participates on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts
  • Represents the IT function at customer review meeting when appropriate
  • Perform liaison duties between users, operations, and programming personnel in the areas of systems design, modifications or trouble shooting

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work within established procedures and practices
  • High level of expertise in network, hardware, and other IT equipment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot issues
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and ability to demonstrate effective teamwork
  • Ability to work independently to manage work tasks effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing responsibilities while coordinating multiple job tasks
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Must be self-starter and results-driven
  • Must possess problem solving and analytical skills
  • Sensitivity to confidential documents and information

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related IT field
  • Master’s degree in relevant field, preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of management experience within an IT environment
  • Well versed in past, future, and current technology trends bring used in the industry

Benefits

  • Health/Dental/Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA) 
  • 401(k) with company matching, no vesting period 
  • Paid holidays (8 days) 
  • Paid Vacation (20 days) 
LOCATION:
5980 W Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77041
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