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Cognizant Technology Solutions Director Of IT MandA Operations - 00042117091 in Englewood, Colorado

IT MandA Operations DirectorThe Director of IT MandA Operations role is to supervise and maintain the dayto day IT operations of assigned non-integrated businesses (NIBs) throughstandard methodologies and the appropriate staffing and management of atechnical team. This individual will apply shown communication andproblem-solving skills to guide and assist the user group on issues related tothe design, development, and deployment of high-demand information systems.The Director of IT MandA Operations will plan, coordinate, direct, andcraft all operational activities of the assigned NIBs, as well as providedirection and support for IT solutions that improve most meaningful businessoperations. The Director of IT Integration will work closely with decisionmakers in other groups to identify, recommend, develop, implement, andsupport efficient technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.Duties and ResponsibilitiesStrategy and PlanningEnsure that IT infrastructure meet business requirements and systems goals,fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.Review and analyze existing infrastructure effectiveness and efficiency, andthen develop strategies for improving or demonstrating these systems.Nurture and disseminate knowledge of IT infrastructure and related systemsstandard methodologies.Acquisition and DeploymentCollaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing ofnew infrastructure programs and applications to support integrationactivities.Act on behalf of the NIB to ensure integration into company systems meetsagreed functional requirements, system compliance, and interfacespecifications.Supply to pre-testing phase of development by evaluating proposals in order toidentify potential problem areas, and make the appropriate recommendations.Collaborate closely with companys suppliers for timely rectification of anyproblems or emergencies.Operational ManagementLead and provide direction on the daily operations of assigned NIBs.Provide support for successful integration into core Cognizant standardsystems and infrastructure.Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist withquality assurance programs.Compile and maintain inventory of NIB assets and their correspondingcontracts/agreements.Develop and communicate training and documentation for end users, holdclinics as vital, and other user-related activities.Develop, distribute, and coordinate in-depth end-user reviews for modifiedand new systems.Minimum and Preferred Qualifications include:B.S. or B.A. degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science,Engineering or related fieldMinimum of ten years of experience and proven track record in multipletechnology environment, including 4-5 years of practical professionalexperience in cloud deployment and supportExperience leading at least one full enterprise data center transition orupgradeFundamental understanding of web-based/SaaS systemsProficient with MS Visio and Project or similar software and MS OfficeapplicationsProven experience in leading cross-functional, global project teamsAbility to adjust and set priorities to meet deadlinesAbility to optimally lead staffStrong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skillsStrong persuasion and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skillsWork efficiently in a professional manner with technology staff, businesspartners, end users, management and others outside the organizationAbility to work independentlySelf-motivated with ability to drive projectsExperience estimating project costsWhy Choose Cognizant?It takes a lot to succeed in todays fast-paced market, and Cognizant hastaken its place as a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even biggerdreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building creative businesssolutions. But we dont stop there. We develop outstanding strategies andinvent