IT Team Lead

Posted 31 July 2023
LocationCounty Meath
Job type Permanent
Discipline IT
Contact NameRena Weld

Job description

What you need to know

We are currently seeking an IT Lead / Coordinator for our SME financial services client, based in Navan, Meath.

As the IT Coordinator, you will co-ordinate the various aspects of IT within the company - many areas are outsourced and there is a managed service provider so your role will be to ensure the smooth running of the IT department within the company.

The role is a permanent role with a SME. Salary depends on experience.


Your new job

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Manage information technology and computer systems within the company.

  • Plan, organise, control and evaluate the IT network, software, cloud services and other infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • Manage the annual budget for IT and ensure cost effectiveness.

  • Co-ordinate all 3rd party supplier relationships on a day-to-day basis. 

  • Manage and supervise regular IT network maintenance and projects. Perform and maintain supplier due diligence as required by CBI.

  • Co-ordinate all network security activities and all company requests for system enhancements and improvements with the relevant suppliers.

  • Lead the ICT Business Continuity Plan design, preparation and regular testing.

  • Generate reports as required by the Management Team and work to continuously improve processes.

  • Support Internal and External Audits, Compliance and Risk reviews and take ownership for action items as an outcome of such reviews.

  • Prepare executive summaries for Board and Senior Management.

  • Maintenance of policy and procedure documentation as it relates to IT.

  • Attendance at Committee, Board meetings and external events both during, and outside of normal office hours as required.

  • Focus on process improvements, automation and implementation of best practices.

  • Devise plans and ensure successful delivery of IT training for employees.

  • Lead 2 direct reports responsible for being the first point of contact on all IT related issues.

  • Attend all training courses provided by the company to effectively discharge your duties and for your own development needs.


What are we looking for?

  • Prior experience in IT Management and a 3rd level qualification in IT or other IT certifications are advantageous.

  • Technical knowledge of IT network management including Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Virtualization, Cloud Infrastructure, Active Directory, Group Policy, Backup & Replication Solutions, Endpoint Detection & Response, Multi-Factor Authentication, Remote Access & VPNs, Phone systems.

  • Commercial awareness of financial services environment including Risk, Audit and Compliance requirements. 

  • Proficiency in administration of Microsoft services including Exchange Online, Azure, Teams, SharePoint, Sentinel, Power Automate and various admin centres.

  • Ability to handle large data volumes and to translate them into meaningful insights.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is essential, and experience of MS Power BI or similar tools is advantageous.

  • Experience with business continuity, incident response and disaster recovery planning.

  • Understanding of cybersecurity threat landscape including risks and mitigating controls.

  • Full working knowledge of website maintenance and configuration.

  • End to end vendor management including selection, due diligence, contract reviews and SLA & KPI supervision.

  • Comfortable in configuring software to improve efficiencies.


Please apply using a CV in Microsoft Word format, thank you. 

Apply for this job now or get in touch with Rena Weld on 087 407 3431

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