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IT Lead

VT MAK - Orlando FL

VT MAK is seeking an IT Leader to own the infrastructure oversight and all technical operations in our new office and technology integration lab in the Orlando Research Park area. We need a hands-on professional who enjoys rolling up his or her sleeves and working with the team to achieve goals, meet milestones, reduce security risks and ensure project success. The successful candidate will be a cyber security expert and extremely knowledgeable in supporting development of and delivering software systems to the US government. You will be responsible for our entire Orlando systems administration team and will report directly to the Information Services VP. Your operations and system maintenance experience will help our systems grow as we expand.

Responsibilities Include:

    • Make strategic decisions on the architecture of the IT/Cyber infrastructure
      Set up software/hardware integration lab
      Manage information technology, computer, and network systems
      Control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
      Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
      Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
      Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
      Audit systems and assess their outcomes
      Preserve assets, information security and control structures
      Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness
      Evaluate and acquire hardware as needed


    • DOD 8570.02-M certification
    • Proven working experience as an IT director or relevant experience
      Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems
      Expertise in data centr management and data governance
      Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation
      Ability to manage personnel
      BS in Computer Science, MIS or similar field
      Strong communication skills are required.
      Must be authorized to work in the US and eligible to obtain a Secret clearance

MAK builds software to simulate and visualize 3D virtual worlds for military training. We simulate everything from autonomous submarines at the bottom of the ocean, to vehicles and people on the ground and in the air, to satellites in space. We render complex and dynamic scenes on multi-channel high-resolution projected displays and in virtual reality devices. We connect together simulators across the world so that people on different continents can train next to each other in the virtual battlefield. Most importantly, we build and deliver some really awesome software and we have a lot of fun doing it.

MAK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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