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IT Director

KFA Architecture KFA Architecture Diversity Badge Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 19 '22Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Hello! Thanks in advance for your interest in KFA Architecture in Culver City! KFA, a full-service architectural firm in Culver City, is seeking an IT Director with Operations experience. This is a full-time position.


KFA, one of the leading design firms in the Los Angeles region, is seeking energetic, enthusiastic, creative, and critical thinkers. A good fit at KFA is an individual that has a desire for professional growth, demonstrates an interest in both the design and technical parts of the profession, has an eagerness to learn, and a strong work ethic. Join our collaborative design practice as our Director of Information Technology to work on inspiring and significant projects in and around Los Angeles, California.


For employment opportunities, please email resume and cover letter to: Lise Bornstein, AIA at employment@kfalosangeles.com


JOB DESCRIPTION

Basic Duties

Information Technology Department

  • Oversee and hold ultimate responsibility for the firm’s information technology through hardware, software, and workflow lifecycles.
  • Research and evaluate new systems, applications, and hardware; assess fitness of current systems.
  • Oversee and participate in hardware and software support, deployments, onboarding, maintenance, troubleshooting, and sunsetting.
  • Provide software training.
  • Supervise and mentor System Administrator, provide IT quality control.
  • Generate standards for documents, data storage, file systems, and communications.
  • Create and maintain documentation of procedures.
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory.
  • Manage software licensing and user accounts.
  • Provide backup front-line IT support as required.
  • Manage vendor relationships; negotiate purchasing and leasing.
  • Create and allocate an annual IT budget across the organization.
  • Assess security risks.
  • Manage the work of external vendors, including network/security/infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with the BIM manager.
  • Oversee hybrid work technology, virtual conferencing, audio-visual hardware and software.


Accounting/Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Administer Deltek Vantagepoint cloud-based ERP database.
  • Respond to and resolve trouble tickets, working with Deltek’s support department.
  • Analyze and improve existing CRM/Accounting/Financial reporting systems.
  • Create new financial reports/dashboards in collaboration with the Financial Controller and other members of the management team.


Workflow / Business Analysis / Document and File Management

  • Meet and collaborate with key stakeholder groups and individuals to assess workflow and systems needs.
  • Maintain business documents and communication standards.
  • Document procedures, maintain online handbooks.


Qualifications

Must-haves

  • 7-10 years of experience with leading and managing an IT department, preferably at an architectural or similar professional service firm.
  • Experience with and willingness to execute front-line IT support, and to prioritize emergencies.
  • Experience leading, managing, and supporting technology projects.
  • Ability and experience to build and manage relationships.
  • Strong verbal, reading, and written communication skills, and proven experience creating documentation and project plans.
  • Experience with speaking to groups, developing training materials, conducting training in large groups, small groups, and one-to-one.
  • Ability to understand business and workflow problems and how to address them by the application of technology.
  • Ability to think and act holistically with regard to the needs of the firm, as well as the needs of constituent staff and management groups.
  • Experience in managing external consultants and vendors.
  • Ability to continuously learn new software.
  • Willingness to be onsite 60%.


Desired

  • Google Workspace management
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vantagepoint or other CRM / ERP packages
  • Familiarity with Autodesk software including Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM Collaborate
  • Familiarity with Bluebeam Revu


KFA provides architecture, design, and master planning services for projects throughout the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area using a collaborative approach with each project. We understand the importance of designs that synthesize beauty, marketability, durability, and cost efficiency. The firm’s expertise encompasses transit-oriented developments; mixed-use housing, retail, and office projects; affordable, senior, family, and special-needs housing; hotels and restaurants; educational facilities; and adaptive reuse projects.

KFA is a family of creative problem solvers and great listeners. It is the collaborative process that makes our projects great, inside and outside our office.

KFA is a trustworthy family of creative problem solvers and great listeners. It is the collaborative process that makes our projects great, inside and outside our office. KFA has been recognized as one of LA’s best places to work by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and we are proud to have been named the 2016 Firm of the Year by the AIA California Council.

OFFICE

Hybrid hours, WFH, remote work friendly

PAY/BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience and office structure. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holiday, 401(k) and annual performance bonus opportunities.

KFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or genetics.

For more about KFA: www.kfalosangeles.com

 

For employment opportunities, please email resume and cover letter to: Lise Bornstein, AIA at employment@kfalosangeles.com


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