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Architect Data Center Operations at Akorn 2

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Lake Forest, Illinois

Job Description:
This position is for an IT infrastructure architect who will design our direction and be hands on in delivering with the team. We are early in our digital transformation journey and we need someone to guide this challenge. If you are known for being pioneering in a disciplined manner you might be the right person for this role.

Give direction to the team as we consolidate AD, rollout Windows 10, upgrade Windows server environments, move to O365, and more.

Architects, directs and optimizes all the activities for hybrid data center operations integrating with networks, and systems. Provides timely, accurate, and consistent technical infrastructure service and presentation to internal and external clients. Coordinates with other teams to identify and implement new systems to support business function at effective cost. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and at least 11 years of experience in IT. Familiar with a variety of IT infrastructure concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude within a regulated environment is required.

• Architectural leadership – Ability to clearly give direction and work on server, storage, end user compute activities. Often rolling up your sleeves and helping with evening or weekend activities.
• Working well with others – Partnering with other Akorn Inc. teams within and outside of IT to get work done.
• Lead the design and review of processes for new systems. Develop the technical design integrated across the environment
• Create architectural diagrams, process flows, regulatory, and other documentation.
• Information management - Knowledge of organization's existing and planned Information Architecture and Information Management (IM) Methodology.
• Database structures - Knowledge of and the ability to utilize appropriate database structures to organize and store data in a particular manner.
• End user computing – Determine end user compute options and make sure our teams can excel using their application footprint.
• Server and storage administration -Knowledge of and the ability to manage an organization's architectures, processes, and IT systems that meet our business needs. Nutanix experience a plus
• Transform business challenges and client needs into technology solution within our hybrid cloud environment

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related experience.

* Minimum of 11 years related experience
* Minimum of 4 years architecture experience

* Project Management Methodology experience a plus.
* ITIL Certification and experience or familiarity with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) expected

Company Overview
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.