Manager II - Infrastructure Engineering in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for providing leadership and direction to the engineers in the IT Infrastructure Group, including assignment and prioritization of research and development projects, evaluation of new technologies, architecture of technology solutions to meet business needs, hiring for open positions, and day-to-day administrative management of group resources.  Identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision making. Help establish strategic direction of the company’s information systems as well as executing the strategy.


• Assists the Director of IT Engineering in establishing the strategic long term goals, policies, and procedures for the IT Infrastructure Team
• Provide oversight and management of all systems managed or developed by the IT Infrastructure staff; includes managing vendor relationships
• Create, maintain, and enforce system’s architecture, design, and standards for staff; track and report on adherence
• Analyze existing systems and processes; implement appropriate modifications and/or replacements for improvements, along with formulation of new and enhanced systems, approaches, and state-of-the-art tools to improve efficiency on a global basis
• Provide motivation, leadership, and direction of the Infrastructure Engineering staff 
• Management and supervision of staff 
• Evaluate all global IT network operations, including data centers, voice/data networks, system hardware and support, telecommunications, data replication, and vendor relationships for improvements or recommended upgrades for scaling and growth
• Assist the Director of IT Engineering in managing applicable IT operating and capital budgets, resource planning, capital acquisition strategies and vendor support contracts
• May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

• Typically reports to Management.  Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Dir - Enterprise Infrastructure and Operation
• Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).  Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Engineer Lead – Systems, Sr Engineer – Systems, Engineer – Systems, Admin - Database 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)
• COLLABORATE: Able to act as part of a larger team outside of the immediate department or group; Able to understand the importance of working with peers in other areas or management to reach "best practice" solutions for the organization; Able to inform and seek information to anticipate and consider the impact of decisions or actions on the overall organization
• DEMONSTRATE SOUND JUDGMENT: Able to make appropriate decisions and has the vision to understand their impact; Able to use factual information to develop logical assumptions; Able to examine alternatives and consider resources, constraints and risks before committing to action
• DEVELOP OTHERS: Able to provide a challenging and supportive climate that encourages development in the work team; Able to assess the strengths and development needs of staff; Able to actively seek and promote opportunities for the development of others; Able to take an active part in the training and ongoing development of direct reports
• EMPOWER OTHERS: Able to establish an environment where risk-taking, ideas and initiative are encouraged; Able to "push down" authority and responsibility, creating a sense of ownership of jobs or projects; Able to reinforce and coach, offering help without removing responsibility
• PROVIDE DIRECTION: Able to establish and communicate a common vision; Able to translate company strategy into team goals and objectives; Able to set clear priorities; Able to clarify roles and responsibilities through individual performance plans; Able to make self available for questions
• THINK STRATEGICALLY: Able to see the "big picture" and be future-thinking; Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately; Able to take a broad perspective; Able to create a vision of organizational objectives; Able to make decisions based on long-term company goals
• DEVELOP SELF: Able to accurately assess own strengths and development needs; Able to strive to improve those areas identified as needing development; Able to seek opportunity for development through the job, special assignments, training, or external activities
• TAKE INITIATIVE: Able to exhibit tendencies to be self-starting and not wait for signals; Able to be proactive and demonstrate readiness and ability to initiate action; Able to take action beyond what is required and volunteers to take on new assignments; Able to complete assignments independently without constant supervision
• SPEAK COMPETENTLY: Able to speak clearly and concisely; Able to use appropriate vocabulary for the audience; Able to get point across unambiguously and check for understanding
• WRITE PROFICIENTLY: Able to convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; Able to write in a well-organized and concise, yet complete, format; Able to use vocabulary appropriate for the audience; Able to constructively review and edit the written work of others
• PLAN: Able to develop short- and long-term operational and / or financial plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in achieving goals; Able to anticipate obstacles and define alternate strategies; Able to integrate planning efforts across work units
• ORGANIZE: Able to assemble appropriate resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Able to manage multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish goals; Able to schedule and coordinate work of others; Able to establish efficient work procedures to meet objectives; Able to form the right structures and teams to enhance productivity
• BUILD EFFECTIVE TEAMS: Able to promote team cohesiveness, cooperation and effectiveness; Able to actively seek the ideas and help of others, and contribute own ideas and actions to achieve team goals; Able to consider feelings and needs of others when working together to meet common goals
• DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS: Able to deliver top quality service to all customers (internal and external); Able to ensure all details are covered and adhere to company policies; Able to strive to do things right the first time; Able to meet agreed-upon commitments or advises customer when deadlines are jeopardized; Able to define high standards for quality and evaluate products, services, and own performance against those standards
• DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE: Able to demonstrate sensitivity to customer needs (both internal and external) and proactively address customer needs; Able to make customer satisfaction a high priority
• BE PROFESSIONAL: Able to project a positive, professional image with both internal and external business contacts; Able to create a positive first impression; Able to gain respect and trust of others through personal image and demeanor
• ADVANCED COMPUTER USER: Able to use required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, presentations,  electronic communication, and complex spreadsheets including   formulas and macros and/or databases. Able to operate  general office equipment including company telephone system

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements
• B.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), or related field required 
• 5-8 years experience in the MIS or Information Technology field, including at least 2 years in a network management, system’s engineering, and/or security engineering role or equivalent with proven experience in enterprise infrastructure architecture, management, capacity planning and monitoring. MS platform, storage area network.
• Two (2) years in a leadership capacity, including task assignment and resource planning in conjunction with management.  
• Practical working experience and knowledge of IT infrastructure technologies, including virtual server platforms, Citrix/remote desktop environments, data and telecommunication technologies, including but not limited to infrastructure architecture and management.
• Solid written and oral communications, planning and documentation background 
• COBIT, Sarbanes-Oxley background preferred 
• Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

• Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate; Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor.
• Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device.

• Regular business hours.  Some additional hours may be required.
• Travel requirements:  Approximately less than 10%
• Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
• Regular attendance and punctuality required
• May be subject to  pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this job.

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
PODS Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.

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