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Senior Director of Corporate IT

| Greater NYC Area

JW Player is looking for a Senior IT Leader to own and manage all aspects of our Corporate Information Technology organization, including infrastructure, user support, networking, business systems, IT service management and security.

This New York City-based role will have oversight of the planning, execution, and management of all Corporate IT Operations functions, working closely with many cross-functional areas, including stakeholders in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product and Engineering.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the strategic to operational execution of the Corporate Information Technology department by understanding the internal business initiatives and developing global IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations for US and International IT-related services, including core tools, networking, business systems, end-user technologies, security and IT service management to ensure business continuity and information security
  • Prioritize maintenance and improvement of IT infrastructure and capabilities in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide first-rate IT, WiFi and telephone infrastructure to enable employees to seamlessly accomplish their daily tasks regardless of location
  • Lead, mentor and enhance the US-based IT Team to ensure IT infrastructure scales and supports growth in existing and future global offices (WIFI, VPN…)
  • Act as project manager for all new technology and business systems implementation; including office expansion/move projects.
  • Validate and further strengthen controls and implement regulatory/compliance programs

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Information Technology or related field of study or experience equivalent
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Information Technology, with proven team management experience managing and mentoring IT professionals
  • Experience in the most current technologies and products used in the industry with an emphasis on Cloud/SaaS provided solutions.
  • Experience at a Public company or experience taking a Pre-IPO company of 200+ employees public
  • Comfortable communicating at every organizational level and experience regularly interacting with senior and C-level executives
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong business cases and present ideas and recommendations at the Executive and Board level and taking full project ownership in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment within a technology-driven business
  • Experience in a self-directed environment where strong teamwork, individual initiative, and accountability are highly valued and expected
  • Flexibility and the ability to work within a global footprint
  • Master’s Degree preferred (MBA or MS)

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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