IT Director, Operation/Infrastructure at Kosmos Energy

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The IT Director, Operation/Infrastructure will manage and provide oversight of the technical change management process while managing risk; maintain an understanding of industry and technology trends and how they may impact business operations; develop or approve IT cloud, security, and other applicable architectures along with supporting functional and technical documentation; research new technology and develop business cases to support company and enterprise-wide initiatives; maintain responsibility for developing and implementing non-disruptive integration plans and increasing acquisition readiness; create and manage review processes and deliver projects and continuous improvement initiatives across all infrastructure-related solutions and services; and, attract, develop, lead, and retain high caliber IT talent that accomplishes superior results.

Essential Responsibilities and Job Duties 

• Oversee all technology operations (e.g. data center, server and physical infrastructure, network and security operations, data storage and disaster recovery) and evaluate them according to established goals

• Managing the compliance and testing of the IT General Controls and frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, SOX, HIPPA, ISO, NIST, and EUGDPR.

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• Successful delivery and commitments of project milestones, timelines, and SLA’s agreed upon by upper management.

• Maintaining and expanding the SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-based) metrics for hardware, software, storage.

• Identifying and eliminating security vulnerabilities with testing and strategic solutions that increase data security.

• Compile and enforce IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management.

• Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs

• Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software.

• Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency.

• Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management

• Coordinate with IT managers, G&G computing requirements, and other professionals to provide guidance and oversight.

• Control budget and report on expenditures, forecasting future capital expenditures.

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• Providing effective leadership in building relationships with vendors, auditors, internal business representatives, and team members.

• Handle other projects, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

• Minimum of 5-10 years of proven experience as IT Operation Director or similar role; oil and gas industry experience preferred.

• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or relevant field required.

• Master’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or relevant field preferred.

• Current understanding and experience with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, PCAOB Standards, and other relevant guidance issued regarding Section 404.

• Experience in analysis, implementation, and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications.

• Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks, etc.

• Experience in controlling information technology budget.

• Experience in managing small teams in a matrix organization required.

• Original, creative thinker with the ability to formulate and express a contrarian viewpoint. • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

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HOW TO APPLY

Please email resumes to [email protected] 

We will contact you if we believe that your skills and experience potentially match your requested role requirements.

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing

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