It Director / System Administrator

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It Director / System Administrator

December 16, 2020

Job Description

We are is seeking an experienced IT professional for a full time position in Rolling Meadows, IL. The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee all of the IT needs of a growing 50 person engineering company with a variety of platforms and software systems focused on software and hardware development, as well as business functions such as sales, marketing, and finance. This position will include management level responsibilities for planning and executing long term IT programs relating to infrastructure and security, as well as performing and supervising day-to-day IT operations such as software maintenance, and support personally and/or via contracting. As an engineering company, Epiq has extensive in-house experience in IT, but as the company has grown, the need for a single person focused on keeping Epiq’s computer systems operating has developed. This person’s focus will be to manage and maintain Epiq’s IT systems to enable the continued growth and success of the entire company. This is a ground floor opportunity for a senior position to shape and evolve critical IT infrastructure for an expanding engineering organization.

Specific Job Tasks Include the Following:

  • Develop and execute multi-year IT road map and budget for elements such as infrastructure, security, user equipment, and training
  • Document and implement IT operations and security procedures, including training
  • Maintenance of internal servers (system administrator role)
  • Support and maintenance of internal applications for engineering and business teams
  • Support for cloud based applications used by engineering and business team
  • Maintenance of corporate web site, support site
  • Help desk support for remote users
  • Backups and off site storage
  • Procurement, deployment, and maintenance of employee computer equipment
  • Coordination with contracting to ensure IT systems are compliant with flow-down clauses related to access controls and security for information such as CUI/FOUO (e.g. NIST SP 800-171)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record managing IT for 50+ employee organization including:

    • Road map, planning, budget
    • Support and maintenance of internal applications and servers
    • Support and maintenance of cloud based applications
    • IT Security
    • Help Desk
    • Backup / Offsite storage
    • IT Training
    • Employee Equipment
  • 5+ years experience in system administration role
  • Experience with mixed OS network including Linux, Windows 10, Mac
  • Experience with VPN, nfs / samba, ssh, employee remote access

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with applications including the following:

    • Git
    • Jenkins
    • Docker
    • Atlassian products including Confluence and Jira
  • Familiarity with managing engineering applications such as:

    • Solidworks
    • Vivado and Aldec Riviera Pro
    • Altium
    • Keysight ADS
  • Familiarity with government security terms and procedures such as

    • CUI / FOUO
    • NIST / FISMA / CMMC
  • Self-motivated personality and ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Ability to multitask between multiple projects
  • Must be able to interact directly with a wide variety of internal customers, from users to senior management, as well as external customers for security issues

Additional Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in IT area
  • Willingness / ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship

Benefits of working at Epiq

Founded in 2009, we have 49 employees and are growing. Here are some of the benefits we offer

  • benefit bright future
    Join a successful small company with a bright future
  • benefit competitive salary
    Fun, laid-back culture and rewarding work!
  • benefit competitive salary
    Competitive base pay plus regular bonuses, commensurate with experience and performance
  • benefit vacation
    Paid five week sabbatical every five years
  • benefit competitive salary
    401(k) with company match and profit sharing
  • benefit generous pto
    Generous vacation policy
  • benefit flexible hours
    Flexible work hours
  • benefit competitive salary
    Health and Dental insurance plans (and voluntary Vision)
  • benefit competitive salary
    Life and long term disability insurance

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