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Vice President of Innovation & Technology Services - Tampa Bay Lightning/Amalie Arena (Tampa, FL)

JOB SUMMARY

The Vice President of Innovation & Technology Services is responsible for the overall technological direction of the organization and arena operations. This position is part of the senior leadership team and reports to the EVP & Arena General Manager. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and position overall technology vision that aligns with stakeholders and organizations growth

  • Create overall technology standards, policies and practices and ensuring adherence that supports the business needs of the organization

  • Lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships

  • Build and manage dynamic and customer focused technology team to support mission and vision

  • Financially manage resources and budgets to align with business needs and expectations

  • Prepares systems cost estimates and cost-benefit analyses.

  • Overseeing research and development initiative to keep organization at the forefront

  • Lead and manage special projects and initiatives from inception to completion assuring quality control and financial projections are met

  • Make recommendations to senior management through presentations and advocacy

  • Manage data systems implementation and monitoring their effectiveness in meeting business goals and objectives

  • Supervise software testing, and information systems security and maintenance

  • Manage staff in functional areas such as LAN/WAN architecture, systems operations and administration, telephony, access control & CCTV, audio/video services, help desk, and hardware and software support

  • Develop strategic relationships with vendors and contractor that support projects and operations

  • Anticipate and react to major technology changes

  • Develop technology contingency plans to keep systems operational in the event of a disaster and keep projects on track

  • Actively participate in resources reduction, energy optimization and good sustainable  practices

  • Generate new products and facilitate their entry to market when applicable

  • Collaborating with the executive team to assess and recommend technologies in support of company needs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Responsible for the supervision of staff of IT department including hiring, coaching, training, performance appraisals, discipline and discharge, if necessary

  • Minimum 10 years progressive experience in the technology field, with a minimum of 5 years in a manager or leadership role

  • Demonstrated people management responsibility including hiring, discipline, evaluating performance and building a team.

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science or related field is required

  • Budget and fiscal management including creation of strategic business plans.

  • Prior experience building an effective IT infrastructure to meet business requirements

  • Track record of data driven and analytical decision making

  • Thought leader with very strong communication skills and management skills

  • Previous experience in the sports & entertainment field desired

  • Relevant and updated certifications required for project management, system implementation, maintenance and management (Cisco, Microsoft, CPM, PMP etc.)

  • Cultural fit with the values of the organization with a prior history of community involvement desired

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have relevant and updated certifications required for project management, system implementation, maintenance and management (Cisco, Microsoft, CPM, PMP etc.)?
2. Do you have previous experience in the sports & entertainment field desired?
3. Do you possess a bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science or related field?


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