IT Engineer

Houzz (www.houzz.com), the revolutionary platform home design and remodeling, is looking for a senior IT professional to lead the development and maintenance of our global corporate IT environment. Spanning 11 offices in 4 continents, Houzz’s world-class teams will depend on you to ensure the reliability, security, and performance of our computer and network infrastructure.

This position is full-time and based in downtown Palo Alto, CA.


Responsibilities

  • Drive the development, procurement, and maintenance of Houzz’s global corporate IT infrastructure, including: networking / wireless, VOIP, centralized computer administration, directory management
  • Setup, manage, and prioritize the day to day operations of Houzz’s global IT helpdesk and corporate IT operations
  • Take ownership over the security, performance, and reliability of all IT infrastructure
  • Drive the development of standards, policies and procedures as needed for proper compliance with both internal and external standards
  • Perform hands-on technical system administration as required
  • Drive efforts to streamline IT operations, leveraging automation wherever possible
  • Manage relationships with all external IT vendors and contractors; forecast requirements and manage budgets as needed
  • As required, build, manage, and lead a global team of IT professionals
  • Work closely with other teams at Houzz to understand their needs and collaborate on IT initiatives

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a corporate IT/Operations environment, including significant cross-functional project management experience
  • Direct experience with setup, rollout, and maintenance of networking, wireless, and VOIP
  • Demonstrated experience with hands-on technical system administration, including Mac OS and Windows environments
  • Experience working with an internationally-distributed workforce and multiple locations a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing IT projects with $XXX,XXX budgets and explicit project timelines
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, coupled with an innate ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Deep analytical mindset, with the ability to diagnose and resolve both technical and project management challenges



See Inside the Office of Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information, and professional reviews they need to turn ideas into reality.


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