Director, Infrastructure Engineering

DST Systems   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Information Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 427 days ago

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  • Defines the vision, strategy, and technical architecture of target-state infrastructure patterns and manages the teams needed to achieve target state.
  • Provides strategic technology leadership in support of business objectives.   The engineering function includes planning, organizing, budgeting & controlling the overall Technology Lifecycle Management processes.
  • End-to-end integration of infrastructure capabilities required for developing new operational model—from defining requisite technical capability model and mapping that to skills, infrastructure software stacks, security and control processes.
  • Responsible for pivoting the design and delivery of infrastructure services from legacy long-running waterfall investments to one of rapid iteration, continuous integration and deployment of infrastructure software services.
  • Fosters a business-oriented culture and mindset driven by continual service improvement techniques.
  • Leads the development of the infrastructure strategy and roadmap, and ensures its integration with the broader IT and enterprise strategic plans.
  • Works with the enterprise architecture team to ensure that the IT infrastructure enables necessary applications and business processes.
  • Builds and maintains business and application development relationships to gain insight of business needs; ensures cost-effective infrastructure solutions are in place to meet those needs, and is able to respond with agility to changing business priorities.
  • Leverages influencing and negotiation skills across IT and the enterprise to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of business goals.
  • Participates in the assessment of external and internal infrastructure capabilities required to achieve desired business goals.
  • Maintains currency on new technologies and platforms, and provides direction on what emerging infrastructuretechnologies should be introduced, integrated and assimilated.
  • Manages the portfolio of infrastructure assets and services from purchase or adoption through retirement.
  • Leads IT infrastructureengineering's involvement in the IT organization's innovation and transformation efforts and its role in experimenting with new solutions to take advantage of business opportunities.
  • Provides oversight for the design and development of IT infrastructure platforms that fulfill the needs of the business.
  • Continually looks for leading-edge and innovative solutions to the recruitment, development and retention of the infrastructureengineering workforce.
  • Works with Talent Acquisition leadership team to forecast future skills needs to acquire and a workforce with the appropriate mix of business knowledge, technical skills and competencies.  
  • Drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure Enterprise Services delivers value to the enterprise.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and direction to the IT infrastructureengineering team and staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related filed or 10 plus equivalent work experience in an applicable industry.
  • Ten plus years demonstrated experience leading an Engineering team along with 5 years plus of management and organizational budgeting experience.
  • Preferably experience in effectively managing cross-functional teams influencing key stakeholders across the organization and within complex contexts
  • Proven ability inspiring, motivating, and developing an engineering team that can deliver quality and product on time.
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging infrastructuretechnologies and how otherenterprises are employing them
  • Success in leveraging both traditional practices, such as IT service management, as well as emerging methods, such as DevOps, that are optimized for agility
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a plan that ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right time, and that employees are highly engaged and satisfied
  • Ability to adapt and leverage experience in a dynamic, high growth environment.
  • Strong business acumen and agility within large, matrixed organizations.
  • Ability to think strategically while maintaining focus results and execution excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing through presentations and individual discussions with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong organizational, management, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems and identify best practices.
  • Future oriented, anticipates outcomes, decisive and results oriented.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to coach and mentor a team.