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Vice President, Business IT in Falls Church, VA at Kastle Systems

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Job Description

Kastle Systems is the leader in managed security, with a track record of introducing innovative technologies to serve over 460M square feet of real estate globally. Clients span the commercial and multifamily real estate, education, and construction industries and the customers they serve. With delivering a world class customer experience driving everything we do, Kastle’s mission is to be our customers’ best service provider and to make their security the most effective, efficient, and convenient it can be. Kastle's integrated security solution, including access control, video, and remote video monitoring, significantly reduces costs and improves the critically important 24x7 performance for building owners, developers and tenants.

Based upon Kastle’s growth in the market, we are seeking a Vice President, Business IT, responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all Business IT functions in the company. This includes directing IT operations to meet management and organization requirements, as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications, and the development and implementation of new technical solutions. The Vice President Business IT creates a comprehensive, integrated cybersecurity strategy to advance the company’s cyber posture in support of the customer’s interests and security. This position will also be responsible for CRM, AX, Kastle products, and Operations Center Tools.

Responsibilities

  • Implements and maintains IT Service Management processes and best practices for a broad customer base
  • Works across the organization to implement data protection and privacy strategies that protect our customer and employee data, but at the same time does not prevent progress within the business environment
  • Responsible for the technical planning and implementations of data security technology across multiple platforms
  • Monitors the industry landscape to keep visibility on evolutions, trends, and best practices related to data protection
  • Lead the IT team strategically and tactically in the security arena, particularly in the areas of encryption, data loss prevention and other data management technologies
  • Leads the development, implementation, integration and operations of new and existing platforms and systems to satisfy current and future business needs across our organization, and partnership brands
  • Leads the integration of cyber risk methodologies into a strategic cyber intelligence program
  • Identifies potential areas of vulnerability and risk, develops/implements guidelines and policies for resolution of problematic issues, and puts practices in place to mitigate risks in the future
  • Works with Management and engineers to develop an overall information technology strategy.
  • Provides customer’s strategy and execution as it relates to operational processes and technology needs.
  • Evaluates new IT products or services; recommending changes to existing products or services for improved end user and customer best practices
  • Estimates labor for all projects
  • Helps qualify customer’s existing infrastructure when considering new services

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science equivalent.
  • 15+ years of professional experience in the field of Information Technology and Infrastructure
  • Leadership experience required with experience in managing staff and a proven track record of motivating, coaching, and developing team members.
  • Demonstrated experience growing an IT department and setting strategic short- and long-term goals
  • Experience in implementing operational and process improvements for the organization.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of IT infrastructure; hardware/software
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of project management principles, organization, and follow-through skills.
  • Up to date on emerging trends, and desire to learn new technologies
  • Proficiency with configuring security for Windows, Windows Server, networks, and firewalls

Kastle Systems is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.