Corporate IT Director

| Chicago
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The Corporate IT department is responsible for managing the network and corporate information technology resources for SPINS offices and employees worldwide. We’re seeking a candidate who cares deeply about customer experience, and will take personal ownership for the quality of our IT experience. You’ll be equally comfortable talking with engineers, executives, and business users. You will be responsible for providing direction and guidance to multiple teams including IT Helpdesk, IT Operations, Network Engineering, and Software Purchasing.

 What You’ll Do

  • Leads system-wide initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of SPINS’ business processes in accordance with priorities and directions negotiated and discussed with various leadership groups.
  • Creates and manages the Enterprise Applications budget and provides input in the administration of related budgets.
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation.
  • Leads migration from legacy on-premise software to SaaS technologies.
  • Manage day to day activities of the Identity and Access Management team.
  • Onboard and Offboard corporate applications to ensure that systems tools are aligned to meet business requirements.
  • Prepares activity and progress reports regarding all systems analysis and programming areas.
  • Collaborates with other Information Technology management staff regarding enterprise and system-wide computer architecture, capacity, planning, security, and usage.
  • Provides a significant level of input regarding hiring/termination decisions, performance management, salary increases and disciplinary actions and/or budget management.
  • Provide leadership, direction and development opportunities for the corporate IT teams.

 You Should Have

  • 7+ Years Leading Corporate IT and Leading Help Desk
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or 10+ years of equivalent IT experience. Master’s degree is preferred
  • 5+ years as IT Project Manager with experience managing large technology projects and interfacing with C level Executives
  • 5+ years’ experience in facilitating the design and maintenance of complex IT Systems that include data storage, network and/or server and client computing systems.
  • Working knowledge of the management of standard corporate software like Teams, Slack, G-Suite, Atlassian Jira and Confluence.

 The SPINS Way

  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.
Why SPINS?

 If we haven’t convinced you to join us yet, this just might! Sure we have a great benefit program but SPINS also offers its team members:

  • Company subsidized commuter transit program
  • Gym, bike storage and showers onsite
  • Fresh and healthy snacks daily
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Free yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, client product demos, outings, and more.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the QA engineering team, you will learn about all of our different products and work with the various development and product intelligence teams that make up SPINS. You will gain an understanding of how our company works from end to end.

AJ Rudolph

Manager, Data and Software Quality

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Over the years, I've worked for both corporate and not for profit organizations and SPINS feels the most nurturing and organic. Individuals and teams are empowered to define a path to success. If you are curious and passionate, you can forge multi-disciplinary partnerships & make a difference beyond the boundaries of your specific department/role.

Andrea

Senior Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and six weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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