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Director, IT Infrastructure

Englewood, CO

DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $18 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


Our technology teams challenge the status quo and reimagine capabilities across industries. From product development to software design to big data and beyond, our people play vital roles in connecting consumers with the products and platforms of tomorrow.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

DISH Network is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Director of IT Infrastructure to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the VP of Infrastructure and Operations, the Director of IT Infrastructure will oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of DISH IT infrastructure, including network, storage, backup, virtualization, operating systems, and cloud connectivity. This leadership role demands a strong technical background, strategic thinking, excellent management skills, and a passion for driving innovation and efficiency within the IT department.

 

The Director of IT Infrastructure will also play a crucial role in ensuring the stability, scalability, and security of our technology infrastructure to support the company's continued growth and success.


This position will set strategic direction for the department, managing budgets/headcount and maintaining a stable and reliable environment.


Our ideal candidate will bring strong leadership skills to a team of 60+, but will still be a hands-on working leader ensuring effective governance while delivering enterprise solutions in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive IT infrastructure strategy aligned with the company's objectives, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
  • Assess current infrastructure and identify areas for improvement, growth, and cost optimization.
  • Collaborate with other IT leaders and key stakeholders to align infrastructure initiatives with business goals.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the company's network infrastructure to ensure high availability and performance.
  • Implement network security measures to safeguard against potential cyber threats and attacks.
  • Monitor network performance and proactively address bottlenecks or issues to maintain optimal network efficiency.
  • Lead the management of storage solutions, including storage area networks (SANs) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) systems.
  • Implement robust backup and disaster recovery strategies to protect critical data and ensure business continuity.
  • Manage virtualization technologies to maximize server utilization and enhance overall system efficiency.
  • Oversee the selection, deployment, and maintenance of various operating systems across the organization's servers, ensuring they are up-to-date and secure.
  • Implement best practices for OS management, including patching and updating.
  • Lead the setup, configuration, and maintenance of connectivity to cloud service providers, ensuring seamless integration between on-premises infrastructure and cloud environments.
  • Optimize cloud connectivity for performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Build and lead a high-performing IT infrastructure team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Set clear goals, provide coaching and feedback, and conduct performance evaluations for team members.
  • Identify skill gaps and training needs, providing opportunities for professional development.
  • Manage the IT infrastructure budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and cost-effective technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with vendors to negotiate contracts, evaluate service level agreements, and ensure high-quality service delivery.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree preferred plus 10+ years of progressive IT Infrastructure and Operations experience
  • Proven leadership experience with network architecture, services, and cost management
  • Track record delivering large-scale enterprise infrastructure projects
  • Experience delivering security-focused solutions in partnership with the DISH IT Security team
  • Strategic thought leadership for public/private/hybrid cloud architectures 
  • Experience transforming teams from legacy practices to automation and software-defined models
  • Metrics-guided approach to inform decisions and drive efficiencies
  • ITIL or similar process knowledge with a track record of implementing operational best practices
  • Ability to partner with business teams to align IT actions to business results
  • Collaborating with cross-functional business units (CoE, Steering Committee, etc.)
  • Working with stakeholders to educate them on the impact of infrastructure decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Project management experience is a plus.

 

Joining DISH as the Director of IT Infrastructure presents a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact on the organization's technological advancement and operational efficiency. If you are a dynamic IT leader with a passion for cutting-edge infrastructure solutions, we invite you to apply to become part of our vibrant team.


Salary Ranges

Compensation: $185,000.00/Year - $225,000.00/Year


Benefits

We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.

 

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

 

This will be posted for a minimum of 3 days or until the position is filled.


DISH endeavors to make http://careers.dish.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact accessibility@dish.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.


We pride ourselves on developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are a true merit-based organization and work hard so there are no artificial barriers to one's potential success. DISH is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless.


Consistent with this commitment, DISH will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified job applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities, unless doing so poses an undue hardship on the Company, poses a direct threat of substantial harm to the employee or others, or is otherwise not required by law.

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