Director, IT Hosting
Medidata Solutions - Houston, TX

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The Director, Hosting will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the IT blueprint that is utilized throughout the hosting environment. This will include server selections, storage solutions, peripheral technologies and network architecture, monitoring and maintaining all hosting resources.

Hire and evaluate IT Hosting staff

Enhance the training process for new and existing IT staff

Manage and ensure IT compliance with regulatory requirements, best practices, and policies and procedures

Enhance the process and procedures utilized in the datacenter to insure predictability, accountability and accuracy of IT implementations

Collaborate with engineering and support leads to develop, enhance and maintain workflow process and procedure

Continuously enhance the planning capabilities within the IT Organization

Pro-actively identify improvement opportunities and be an ambassador to other Medidata organizations

Develop metrics and make necessary improvements to measure performance and availability

Collaborate with the Research and Development team to ensure that product design and IT infrastructure work cohesively.

Research and recommend new technologies that will enhance the Medidata Hosting environment

Ensure all recommended technologies support audit requirements

Provide continued support to all members of the IT leadership team

Job Qualifications: Critical Experiences:
4-year college degree in relevant fields required

10+ years experience in IT required

Proven success in managing large, distributed, technical organizations required

Proven success in leading and mentoring technical teams and managers, providing clear direction and vision of organization required

Proven track record of effectively managing organizational directives, meeting assigned business objectives, and managing budget constraints required

Extensive experience communicating, articulating complex technical concepts to varying audiences required

Experience working in a regulated environment/ process oriented organization preferred

Critical Thinking: Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Problem Solving: Solves complex problems and reviews related info to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; can think quickly and make sound decisions (reactive design)

Technical Communication/Collaboration: Effectively communicates technical information and processes to relevant stakeholders (e.g., cross-functional groups, clients)

Leadership: Inspires others with a vision and direction to drive results for the company, a department, team, or project

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