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IT Manager/Director Mainframe

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Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57108

Company: Sammons Financial Group

Supervise, control, and direct all aspects of mainframe infrastructure including hardware, operating systems, printing, and disaster recovery procedures.  Supervise, control, and direct daily production and test operations for both mainframe and open systems for all Sammons Financial Group (SFG) member company locations.   Day to day management of the Operations Support, Computer Operations, and Technical Support groups.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, coordinate and communicate projects/tasks related to system software and hardware upgrades.
  • Create and manage expense and capital budgets.
  • Negotiate contracts with various software and hardware vendors.
  • Anticipate and plan around Business needs for infrastructure refreshes.
  • Coordinate own team’s tasks with those of other IT and Business Team’s needs.
  • Guide a team of Systems Programmers.
  • Complete annual reviews and merit adjustments.
  • Help team set their TIP goals and Individual Development Plans.
  • Drive the development of standards and procedures for all SFG computer operations for all locations.  Review and enforce adherence to these standards.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct system programming projects to support for SFG’s mainframe environment while containing costs.
  • Monitor mainframe system utilization, and participate in the planning, budgeting, and acquisition of new mainframe systems and equipment.
  • Review and approve hardware and software invoices to ensure accuracy.  Monitor vendor adherence to SLAs.


Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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