Managed Technology
Full Time - Brisbane
Oct 12, 2023
Virtual IT Manager
We're hiring a new Virtual IT Manager in Brisbane, Queensland. The Virtual IT Manager (vITM) is a critical role within REDD, responsible for delivering high-quality IT management services to our clients. This role is pivotal in ensuring the continuous smooth operation of our clients' IT systems and the delivery of strategic technology advancements in line with their business goals.

Why Join REDD as a Virtual IT Manager (vITM)?

As one of Australia’s pioneering Technology Success Partners (TSP), REDD takes Managed Services to the next level, evolving it from a mere support function to a robust partnership aimed at enriching both business and human experiences through technology. Our commitment to innovation and growth offers you unparalleled career stability and progression opportunities.

Join us, and be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team, committed to leading the TSP industry!

What We Offer ::

  • Competitive Salary: Above market-competitive remuneration for top candidates.
  • Flexibility: Hybrid work arrangements between home and our Brisbane head office.
  • Career Growth: Tailored professional development opportunities.
  • Learning: Company-sponsored training and certifications.
  • Culture: Inclusive team environment with a focus on work-life balance.
  • Leadership: Leadership opportunities within our growing business.

Role Overview ::

Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

The Virtual IT Manager (vITM) is a critical role within REDD, responsible for delivering high-quality IT management services to our clients. This role is pivotal in ensuring the continuous smooth operation of our clients’ IT systems and the delivery of strategic technology advancements in line with their business goals.

In this role, your primary focus is customer outcomes. You’ll serve as a critical liaison between REDD and our clients, going above and beyond to solve complex problems and tailor solutions to their needs. Your commitment to excellence should manifest in every customer interaction, backed by excellent communication skills. You will be the clients representative by sense checking and working in conjunction with REDDs internal departments, but at all times being the best practice technology advocate for the customer.

Core Responsibilities ::

  • Service Optimisation: Analyse service trends and develop strategies to optimise support efficiency.
  • Routine Auditing: Ensure that best practices are being implemented and maintained for client environments.
  • Risk Management: Highlight IT risks that could translate to business risks, and communicate them internally in REDD and to client business decision-makers.
  • Cost Management:
  • Review SaaS licensing usage including backup licenses, M365 licenses, and storage utilization.
  • Monitor private/public cloud usage.
  • Lifecycle Management: Oversee the lifecycle management of endpoints, hardware, and operating systems.
  • IT Policy Management: Curate, distribute, and review IT policies.
  • Standard Procedures: Review procedures such as onboarding/offboarding, business continuity, disaster recovery, and major incident management.
  • Documentation & Change Control: Maintain documentation hygiene, review and approve change controls, and escalate tasks for remediation as necessary.
  • Incident Management: Manage resolution of Priority 1 events, post-incident reports, and root cause analysis, ensuring clear communication to customers.
  • Gap Analysis: Identify technology gaps and reccomend strategic remedial initiatives.
  • Team Collaboration: Facilitate tasks among the NOC, Helpdesk, Projects, and Customer Success teams.
  • Project Monitoring: Stay updated on in-flight projects for customers and ensure seamless communication between support and maintenance teams.

Qualities of a Great vITM ::

  • Diplomacy: Demonstrate patience and understanding.
  • Flexibility: A willingness to go over and above the expected.
  • Maturity & Professionalism: Maintain a professional attitude and communication at all times.
  • Organisation and Time Management: Prioritise tasks effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Positivity and Creativity: Ability to approach difficult situations with innovative solutions.
  • Team Player: Collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Perfectionist: Exhibit exceptional attention to detail.
  • Customer Focused: Always strive to offer customers the best experience possible.

Tech Stacks ::

You could be operating or investigating any of the following tech stacks on a daily basis (if you don’t know one, we will teach you!)

  • Cloud Services: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Private Cloud
  • RMM Tools: N-Central, Liongard, PRTG
  • Virtualisation: VMWare and Hyper-V
  • Data Protection and backup: Veeam, Azure Site Recovery, Zerto
  • Firewalls: FortiNet, Palo Alto, Cisco, Unifi
  • Networking: Fundamentals of Layer 2, and Layer 3 networking, SD-WAN, BGP, MPLS, VPN
  • Windows Environments: Server, Desktop 7-11, Remote Desktop, and Citrix
  • Client Relationship Management: ConnectWise PSA
  • Security: Arctic Wolf, Sentinel One, Defender
  • Device Management: Intune, Autopilot
  • Apple: macOS, iOS

About You ::

A successful vITM candidate should have a blend of formal education in IT, hands-on professional experience, technical proficiency in tools and platforms relevant to REDD’s services, and the soft skills necessary for client communication and team collaboration.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field Highly Regarded: This ensures a foundational understanding of IT concepts, technologies, and best practices.
  • Certifications: Certificates such as ITIL (for understanding IT service management), CompTIA Network+ or A+ (for foundational IT skills), and Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert or AWS Certified Solutions Architect (for cloud competencies) can be advantageous.

Professional Experience:

  • IT Management or Senior IT Support: Several years of experience in IT management or a senior support role to ensure they can oversee multiple client IT environments efficiently.
  • Customer Service: Experience in customer-facing roles, as the vITM will need to communicate complex IT concepts in layman’s terms and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Project Management: Experience managing or participating in IT projects to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of solutions.
  • Risk Management: Experience in identifying and mitigating IT-related risks that can impact business operations.

Industry Knowledge:

  • Up-to-date Tech Trends: Understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they can be leveraged in different business contexts.
  • Regulatory Awareness: Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and compliance requirements, especially if servicing niche sectors or government agencies.

Technical Proficiency:

  • Cloud Platforms: Proficiency in popular cloud platforms like Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud, given the emphasis on cloud services at REDD.
  • Cybersecurity: Understanding of security protocols, tools, and best practices, especially given the focus on Cyber Security in the service offerings.
  • Unified Communications: Familiarity with VOIP and other communication tools, given REDD’s service portfolio.

Soft Skills:

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyze IT environments and spot trends, inefficiencies, or areas of improvement.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills to liaise between technical teams and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Teamwork: Ability to collaborate with various teams within REDD, from the NOC and Helpdesk to Project Teams.

Cultural Fit:

  • Experience or understanding of the work culture and business environment in Australia and New Zealand can be beneficial, given REDD’s primary service areas.

Network & Affiliations:

  • Being a part of professional associations or groups related to IT management can indicate the candidate’s commitment to continuous learning and staying updated in the field.

To Apply

If you have read all of that and are still as excited as we are to shake things up, send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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About REDD

REDD is a Technology Success Partner, focused on helping businesses achieve more with technology. We help SME’s, NFP’s and Government organisations across Australia and New Zealand with professional IT and co-managed technology solutions.

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Emma Herbert
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Happy Clients = Happy Staff and Happy Staff = Happy Clients - with this belief in mind, I am responsible for Recruitment to Retirement and everything in between. Supporting the team with all things Culture, Customer Service and Happiness I have an effervescent attitude and I thrive on seeing clients and staff succeed.