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Job Title:  Director of Information Technology


Huntsville, AL, US, 35808

Business Unit:  Abaco Business Unit
Posting Date:  Nov 20, 2022
Job Description: 

Position Summary:

The Director of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for leading and providing hands-on direction to a global team of information technology professionals.   In this role, they will partner with business leaders recommending solutions where information technology can advance business capabilities.   The Director of IT will have responsibility for effectively managing all applications, Abaco’s IT network & infrastructure, data centers, cloud infrastructure, as well as the various endpoints across the United States and the United Kingdom.   The Director of IT will promote a team-oriented approach ensuring that the Information Technology organization delivers business relevant solutions meeting all security, compliance, regulatory and business objectives.   This position will be based at the Abaco Huntsville, Alabama location and require the leader to manage solutions containing government restricted data.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Partner with the business to develop and execute an IT strategy by identifying the appropriate use of technology improving the performance of the business.
  • Pro-actively engage the Corporate AMETEK IT organization ensuring full alignment from an IT Tools, Processes and Security perspective.
  • Ensure full IT compliance from both an application and infrastructure perspective (end point device through data centers), meeting all internal and external security/regulatory requirements (e.g., NIST-800-171, DFARS, Cyber Essentials, SOX, etc.)
  • Achieve all business and operational objectives including budget performance, network & application availability, help-desk responsiveness, etc.
  • Effectively manage the business infrastructure including on-prem data centers, networks, endpoints while leveraging a cloud first approach where appropriate.
  • Lead and refine Abaco’s application strategy with a focus on SAP ERP capabilities and various mission-critical engineering, operations, and sales applications.
  • Provide day to day leadership and coaching to a team of IT professionals located in multiple locations/countries.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Technology, or related field; MA/MBA preferred


  • 10+ year of relevant and progressive experience, preferably with a business that accomplishes engineering / product development.
  • Previous IT leadership experience in a complex manufacturing environment (made to order) and supply chain business skills
  • Experience in a regulated industry within the US and / or UK
  • Demonstrated project management of full life cycle ERP (SAP preferred) and CRM implementations
  • Previous oversight of a multi -site and globally dispersed organization preferred
  • Experience in network infrastructure architectures, implementations and on-going support
  • Experienced in server management as well as data storage within a co-located data center environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Proven hands-on management style in a lean environment




  • Excellent communication, presentation, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills; organizational skills and ability to be self-directed.
  • Confident and effective in dealing with different levels of management up to and including internal and external executive leaders.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Timely decision maker, able to prioritize critical tasks that add the highest value.


Direct Reports

  • 2 direct reports with an overall team of 10+ resources

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville