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Methode Electronics, Inc Director of IT Infrastructure in Chicago, Illinois

Methode Electronics Inc. is seeking an Director of IT Infrastructure to lead the administration of our North America Windows, Network and Security infrastructure services (IT process automation, servers, storage, Office 365, software licenses, security, networking and business continuity plan) supported by Methode’s technology team. In this role, you will have responsibility for project and support services, remote work and onsite support. Additionally, you will provide consultation and training services to Methode divisions. Ideal individual would devote 60% to management activities with the remainder split between hands on work and escalation issues.

Methode Electronics Inc.(NYSE:MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States with headquarters in the Chicago, IL. With over 7,500 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from the Company's existing $908 million revenue. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found at Methode’s website:

  • Act as lead for the engineers maintaining Methode’s North America Windows, Network and Security systems

  • Complete all design and solutions review for Windows based infrastructure projects and sign-off on solutions based on best practices, scalability and client expectations

  • Perform implementations, integrations, and migrations

  • Deploy and maintain Microsoft Office 365 environment including Desktop Applications, Teams, Exchange online / on-premise (Hybrid) across multiple forests

  • Maintain multiple hypervisor environments (Hyper-V and VMware)

  • Manage and maintain Storage and Backup solutions (Cohesity knowledge preferred)

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of all infrastructure projects within budget

  • Mentor and provide guidance to the team including internal/external training and knowledge transfer

  • Act as escalation contact addressing 3rd level support issues as member of Methode’s 24-7 Response Team

  • Manage current hardware equipment and software renewal contracts and supervise contract-based installations; where necessary, liaise with third-party support and carrier/vendors

  • Aid in the development and maintenance of business continuity and disaster recovery plans and respond to crises accordingly

  • Partner with IT counterparts across divisions in providing support, planning, exchange of ideas and improvements

Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 5 years relevant Management experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience with maintaining, troubleshooting and supporting relevant technology environments

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 including prior deployment experience

  • AZURE AD knowledge including federation across multiple tenants

  • Knowledge of MS Teams with telephony preferred

  • Knowledge PowerShell scripting language knowledge

  • Clustering knowledge (storage and application)

  • Experience with various SAN/HCI environments (NETAPP, Dell VRTX, Nutanix, etc.)

  • Technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP and Windows

  • Experience with enterprise solution deployment, post implementation support and system integration

  • Keen attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present technical ideas in user-friendly language to all levels of organization

  • Self-motivated with ability to quickly learn new products

  • Project management experience in team-oriented/collaborative environment

  • On-call availability must

  • 10-15% travel both domestic and international

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with fire district members, other organizations and the public.

Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Requisition ID: 2019-1849

Street: Triangle Plaza