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IT Engineering Manager
Woodbury, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #52965 Posted January 3, 2022



  • Lead team of 4-6 IT Infrastructure, cloud engineers supporting a 24x7 global environment.
  • Install and maintain motivation within the Infrastructure team through healthy leadership practices, keeping regular 1:1 and goal setting
  • Propose and manage team objectives and projects, driving improvement supporting new business.
  • Partner with division and corporate teams to enact tangible change and improvement to the IT org.
  • Assist in negotiating and administering vendor and consultant contracts and service agreements
  • Manage staffing, including recruitment, coaching, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation and disciplinary actions.
  • Assisting with developing department budget, tracking/forecasting and project management (Agile/Kanban experience preferred)


Infrastructure Management

  • Responsible for the overall health and stability of our cloud and on-premise infrastructure and the necessary business continuity it provides.
  • Performs various IT Engineering coordination and execution of duties, including managing server hardware lifecycles, virtualization and OS health, and MS server software licensing needs
  • Design, implement, and support architecture improvements for our on-premise, cloud and SaaS initiatives
  • Update IT department leadership on key system events, and communicate effectively with other leads regarding change management items or components introducing unwieldy technical debt to the IT Infrastructure team.
  • Champion the creation, management, maturation, and utilization of SOPs pertaining to IT Infrastructure systems and processes.
  • Manage project and emergency workload across available resources.


  • Conduct POCs as needed to evaluate improvements our core infrastructure, processes and supporting technologies.
  • Create architecture patterns supporting product team application designs, scalability, monitoring, security goals partnering with other engineering leads.
  • Advocate for and continue to improve the culture and technology adoption of DevOps and automation practices
  • Work with the Director of Platform Architecture to finalize the tech stack and architectural changes post POCs



  • 8 years of experience in a IT server engineering role supporting a physical data center, with 3 years of experience managing engineering teams, organizational budgets and vendor relationships.
  • Strong background in server or network engineering roles supporting data center operations and support, primarily a Microsoft Server environment.
  • Manage the compute and storage ecosystem (Cisco UCS, Dell/EMC, VMware HCI, Nimble, etc.)
    • vCenter experience is a must.
  • Must hold relevant professional certifications (Virtualization, Network, Storage, Management, etc.)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, network routing protocols, and physical infrastructure.
  • Ability to employ good troubleshooting skills, and creative problem solving abilities under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Prior experience leading an organization through technology transformation, leveraging cloud and understand the complexity created by legacy systems and have been able to move to a new cutting edge technology stack.
  • Experience with leading cloud initiatives in Azure, AWS or GCP initiatives. Certifications preferred
  • Proven experience in implementing, maintaining, and testing disaster recovery strategies
  • Traditional networking experience - configuring and securing Juniper switches & routers, Aruba access points, and Palo Alto Firewalls. WAN/ISP management experience
  • Experience with implementing DevOps/Platform practices and supporting technologies such as Gitlab/GitHub, TeamCity, Terraform, Ansible
  • Experience with programing, scripting languages
  • Qualifications in any areas of: agile/lean frameworks, project management, or ITIL



Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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