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Director of IT Infrastructure

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

MTS encourages employees to take ownership and responsibility for their career development.  We are glad you have decided to continue furthering your career at MTS by expressing interest in this role.


Primary Objective

Responsible for setting global technology strategy, leading and directing enterprise data centers, servers, storage systems, voice and data networks, personal computers, data systems, help desk and operational change management services.


Areas of Accountability

Leads and directs all information architecture and IT Infrastructure activities for enterprise, corporate and business units. Develops strategy and long-range plans regarding the direction and strategic implementation of technology systems.  Ties infrastructure activities to corporate, business unit, and departmental strategic plans.


Directs the design, planning and execution of infrastructure design, test, implementation and maintenance activities for critical business system technology platforms (i.e. ERP, CRM, Windows, BW, etc.).  Prioritize and coordinate user’s, functional representative’s and direct report’s efforts, as appropriate, in the following activities:

  • Identify and define significant and meaningful improvements to enterprise infrastructure capability, capacity, efficiency.
  • Develop infrastructure requirements, definitions, and functional specifications.
  • Develop system designs, evaluate vendor solutions, and plan and propose infrastructure solutions.
  • Evaluate, prioritize, and select projects for implementation.  Develop and maintain work plans which optimize available resources. 
  • Resolve priority, schedule, funding and resource conflicts.


Responsible for the coordination and providing of services and support for enterprise infrastructure, including architecture, configuration, testing, change control, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and resolution of problems involving hardware, software, networks, security and end-user computing devices. Provide information relative to configuration, performance, and operation of the servers, software, networks, and applications.


Directs all infrastructure and operational activity to maintain and improve existing business processes and the information and data systems needed to support them. 


Develops and facilitates organizational models and structural changes needed to meet evolving business strategies.  Develops strategies to support increasing global operations, including 24/7 operations.


Provide direct or indirect leadership to task and steering teams to address complex and cross-functional business requirements, issues and objectives.  Ensure technology processes and solutions meet business requirements definition, architecture modeling and design, systems design, data modeling (BASIS), workflow, and project management.  Ensure staff maintains a high degree of competency in these methods and tools through training and hands-on application.  Direct outside consultation activities as required to meet project needs. Lead the Change Review Board.


Directs technical strategy, design, construction, and maintenance of enterprise data centers, servers, storage, network, desktop and operational system applications. 


Maintains a current knowledge of trends, developments, and technology in the infrastructure environment, and makes appropriate recommendations to management.  Integrates technology trends and developments into plans.  Provides leadership in the establishment of systems and technology development priorities for the company.


Oversight of team completion of tasks within the time and budget allocated.  Promptly takes action to correct variances. Responsible for establishing budget for large IT spend, increasing cost efficiencies.


Responsible for the on-going management and development of staff to build a strong, high performing organization.  Determines staffing and skill requirements to meet departmental needs and implements plans to satisfy those requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ten years’ experience in relevant business disciplines or Information Systems
  • Five years infrastructure supervisory or management experience. 
  • Experience managing managers.



  • Advanced degree
  • Well defined, proven, and effective leadership competencies. 
  • Experience leading large/complex Infrastructure projects with support span of global areas/organizations.
  • Must have proven ability to work without organizational authority in a lateral direction across organizational boundaries to identify business information needs and to implement solutions that fulfill them. 
  • Knowledge of numerous hardware/software/network platforms, security, operational and cloud-based services. 
  • Proven track record of providing defined service-level support to end-users and customers.
  • Self-driven, adept at communication across all levels, strong ability to influence and motivate.



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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