Foundational Technologies Manager at JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (Miami, FL)

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About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 4,700 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world's largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers' performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida's leading Lexus dealers; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®, Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, and Kittitas Title and Escrow.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Job Description

JM Family has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Manager, Foundational Technologies Engineering. In this role you will have the opportunity to lead a skilled engineering team in a fast paced technology environment, supporting technical solutions for business services. The key to the success in this position is having a strong & innovative approach to problem solving, great technical leadership, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail.

As the Manager, Foundational Technologies Engineering, you will utilize your strategic, technical, and operational experience as well as your broad understanding of the following infrastructure domains:
  • IT Infrastructure & Cloud Computing (AWS) Operations, Engineering, and Services Management
  • Innovative infrastructure solutions to support a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
  • Infrastructure Risk and Compliance including vulnerability management, audit and configuration management.
  • Relationship Management of key stakeholder both internally and with external vendors

Responsibilities will include:
  • Manage a staff of engineers and architects responsible for all data center hardware and software planning and design for both traditional data centers and public and private clouds.
  • Provide thought leadership across many aspects of our public and private cloud infrastructure in current and emerging technologies. Manage and coordinate the activities of technical resources responsible for the design and support of traditional and cloud infrastructure products and services as well as oversight of the vendors and service providers.
  • Provide highly reliable infrastructure solutions that are secure enabling Operations to manage environments simply and effectively
  • Drive the adoption of standard toolsets to reduce complexity and support Operational goals for increasing automation across the enterprise
  • Develop and execute on long range technology strategy roadmaps
  • Continuously assess current technology footprint and market offerings, drive technology decisions, lead PoCs of new solutions/capabilities
  • Supporting, and maintaining all hardware, software and infrastructure used for network, communications, server administration, server virtualization, and data storage (SAN),
  • Provide leadership and direction for the overall management of multiple infrastructure technology domains and project initiatives. Technology domains may include platforms & OS (Linux / Windows), AWS Cloud Computing services, virtualization technologies (VMWare), telephony & voice, network, storage technologies, and backups
  • Responsible for defining, prioritizing, and supporting key initiatives and operational items
  • Drive and encourage high levels of automation throughout the organization.
  • Works closely with our external partners and industry leaders to ensure we have a keen understanding of where industry trends and technologies are going and factor those into our strategies and roadmaps.
  • Provide regular communication to peers, IT leadership and Business leadership on areas for improvement, progress, milestones, and areas of success.


Job Requirements

  • Extensive enterprise level experience managing engineering or support teams as a "Technical manager" is a must
  • Exceptional judgment, strategic thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. Strong analytical mind
  • Provide leadership and direction for the overall management of multiple infrastructure technology domains and project initiatives. Technology domains may include platforms & OS (Linux / Windows), AWS Cloud Computing services, virtualization technologies (VMWare), network, storage technologies, and backups
  • Familiarity with Automation Tools such as Chef, Puppet and Ansible
  • Experience building and leading a team of highly skilled technology engineers across various locations
  • Knowledge and experience managing teams that provide tooling support for infrastructure is also a key requirement.
  • Take ownership and provide coordination of financial budget planning (CapEx and OpEx spend)
  • Proven ability to translate business requirements into actionable plans, programs, and strategies
  • Prior experience with Virtualization, Containers and deployment of infrastructure for large enterprises is also required.

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More Information on JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Deerfield Beach, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Mobile, AL, Alpharetta, GA, Commerce, GA, Earth City, MO and Irvine, CA. JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 2022. It has 3311 total employees. To see all 22 open jobs at JM Family Enterprises, Inc., click here.
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