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Infrastructure Architect / Engineer

Company: Independence Realty Trust Inc (irt)
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Were currently seeking a Infrastructure Architect / Engineer in our Philadelphia, PA headquarters. The Infrastructure Architect / Engineer will be primarily responsible for all technology infrastructure at a leading multi-family real estate investment trust. The Infrastructure Architect / Engineer will direct the IT services function in developing, releasing, and maintaining network hardware & software applications according to business needs. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Independence Realty Trust, Inc (NYSE: IRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates multifamily apartments. IRT currently manages over 36,000 apartment homes, 120+ communities, in over 30 markets and 14 of the countrys most desirable states. IRT has a strong commitment to hiring the most talented industry professionals, which has resulted in record growth, making the Company one of the most respected and trusted within our industry.
To research us in more detail, visit www.irtliving.com.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing the IT infrastructure resources, including drafting and executing its budget, developing its organizational structure;
  • Architect, develop, implement & operate technical solutions following best practices and best leveraging Company technology investments;
  • Operate technical solutions in a 24x7x365 environment including off hours support for business-critical production support issues;
  • Lead the design, specification, configuration, installation, and maintenance of local area network hardware, software and telecommunication services and Internet service providers;
  • Work closely with developers, product teams, business stakeholders & management to develop requirements, testing plans, project plans, training, release documentation and manage timelines;
  • Research and make recommendations on hardware and software purchases and negotiate with vendors to ensure cost-effective purchasing decisions;
  • Implement processes to identify and mitigate information risks within the organization;
  • Manage internal Service Desk;
  • Engage in business & technical discussions and have strategic influence;
  • Accountable for identifying and aligning all required resources to execute Company objectives;
  • Adhere to the system development life cycle and be responsible for time estimates for development efforts, and completion of deliverables within project timelines;
  • Hire, mentor and manage a high performance IT team, which may include both in office employees, remote employees, and consultants;
  • Other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.
    Required Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent field, or 15+ years professional experience.
    • 7+ years experience in IT Infrastructure administration that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including 3+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience (required);
    • 5-7+ years of experience implementing and supporting enterprise data center storage, working with deployments, proactive methods and troubleshooting; Planning and executing storage and technology upgrades and migrations (required);
    • Previous experience with property management systems a plus.
      Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
      • Proficient in Microsoft technologies including Microsoft 365 E5, Azure Cloud Computing Services and Windows Server
      • Proficient with Windows laptops and Apple iPhones/iPads
      • Motivated by high level of accountability; results oriented.
      • Strong leadership abilities, exhibiting confidence and professionalism.
      • Collaborative skills, ability to work with diverse teams and external entities to accomplish project and operational goals.
      • Demonstrated ability for multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
      • Exceptional scheduling and organizational skills.
      • Team player with strong work ethic.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Must be able to travel.
        We offer:
        • Competitive Compensation Package
        • Bonus Opportunities
        • Stock Awards
        • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
        • BCBS PPO Health Insurance
        • 401k with 4% matchThis position will be based in our downtown Philadelphia, PA office. Independence Realty Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, familial, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classes.by Jobble

Keywords: Independence Realty Trust Inc (irt), Philadelphia , Infrastructure Architect / Engineer, Engineering , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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