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Auckland and Wellington Infrastructure Manager jobs are typically found in any organisation in any industry provided that the business has an IT department. They oversee all aspects of that IT department from the technologies it uses through to its people. Their primary function is to plan, design and manage their business’s infrastructure as well as the IT professionals responsible for maintaining it, for example the Help Desk Analysts, DevOps, Quality Assurance Teams and others. A high level of collaboration is required with other departments and senior staff, like the Chief Technology Officer or Chief Information Officer, to ensure the IT department adheres to the greater business vision.
Nature of Work
Businesses in New Zealand thrive with IT Departments that are current, progressive and efficient. The responsibilities within all Infrastructure Manager jobs work towards achieving this and include multifarious tasks including:
- Monitoring, guiding and managing all the tasks of the IT department including Cloud computing.
- Collecting and storing all pertinent data and information for delivery to senior management in order to gauge performance and to foment improvements.
- Ensuring current knowledge is utilised in management processes and fortified through programs such as MCSE or Cisco Certified.
- Establishing fluid processes and procedures as approved by higher-level management teams.
- Evaluating the IT departments function as a constituent of the business and developing strategies to align itself to the overall objectives and financial strategies of the organisation.
Most employers in New Zealand require potential candidates for their Infrastructure Manager jobs to have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or similar IT-related field. What will bolster an applicant’s entry into the role is having extensive experience (10+ years) as an IT Engineer or similar coupled with at least five years management tenure. Knowledge of next-generation technologies is essential such as AWS, Azure or Softlayer, just to name a few.
In addition, gaining certification will keep Infrastructure Managers up-to-date on latest technologies and practices. Not all employers require them, however, it will be seen favourably. For example, those who are a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) will be highly sought after.
Given the technical as well as managerial aspects of an Infrastructure Manager role, many can advance their career into more senior positions. Once experienced with a strong network of relationships, it is not uncommon to progress as a CTO or CIO.
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