The RoleWe are looking for an Information Technology Manager to direct, implement, and manage IT-oriented strategic plans, business applications, policies, programs, technology support services, network communication, cybersecurity, and business intelligence systems to accomplish business goals and objectives. This is a great role for someone looking to play a leadership role at a fast-growing PE backed business. This role will report to our Controller, and while we have an extensive IT team, this will be our first in house IT role. The role is based in Ridgewood, NJ.
Key responsibilities will include:
Recommends and develops short and long-term IT strategy and plans for systems implementation, IT service management and operations, and staffing to accomplish business objectives including support growth of the company’s operational footprint.
Manages coordination of technology infrastructure, enterprise applications, 3rd party vendor management, and data connectivity throughout the company.
Executing, as well as guiding 3rd party providers in evaluating, procuring, and maintaining all technology hardware and software and other products and supplies necessary to keep data, voice, and security, systems operable
Develops, implements, and monitors IT & cybersecurity systems policies, and controls to ensure data accuracy, information security, asset tracking control, and legal and regulatory compliance.
Develops, implements, and monitors policies and controls to assure project priority, technology use, and return on investment goals are being met throughout the organization.
Develops, maintains, and oversees backup and disaster recovery (DR)/business continuity plans (BCP). Manages institutional risk related to data storage and security.
Manages employees overall IT experience, ranging from ensuring onboarding and offboarding is managed appropriately, to serving as the point person when emergency and critical issues come up
Identifies additional resources needed to establish and support the technology infrastructure as the business matures. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and career development of employees or contractors; planning, assigning, and directing work.
The Ideal Candidate
5+ years of experience working as an IT professional (consulting or industry) with exposure to application implementations, cloud & infrastructure, and IT security
Proven IT leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Extensive background in various business applications (e.g., ERP, CRM, etc.)
Ability to manage vendor relationships
Experience driving process improvement projects
Effectively sets goals, manages projects and project teams, and analyzes results
Professional, clear, and concise written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or another related field
This is a great opportunity to have a long-term impact on a fast paced, private equity backed growth business. Some of the core virtues embraced by Scales’ employees include:
Do the Right Thing
Act Like An Owner
Evolve or Disappear
We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits program including medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K matching. About Scale Microgrid Solutions Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean energy solutions. Through its leading technical expertise and access to scale capital, SMS helps its customers transition to a decentralized energy future by providing and financing sustainable, cost-effective, and resilient power solutions. SMS has its own proprietary microgrid solution which provides customer with cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power, and also partners with third party developers to acquire and/or finance a broader range of distributed energy assets.We raised $500MM from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, to fund our business plan and accelerate growth. We are growing quickly and looking to augment the team with highly motivated entrepreneurial talent. About Warburg PincusWarburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm with nearly $60 billion in assets under management (AUM). Its active portfolio of more than 180 companies around the globe is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor and an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. To learn more about Warburg Pincus, please visit https://www.warburgpincus.com/.Scale strives to attract and retain a workforce that reflects the composition of our customer base and communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that provides everyone equal access and opportunity to contribute and drive meaningful outcomes. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.