Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Join the Avatar Team

Our team members are ready to tackle the most demanding IT challenges.  They know you never get anywhere by cutting corners. They go beyond the fix to get to know our customers on a personal level, and recognize the importance of communication and delivering on their promises.

At Avatar, we are committed to excellence. If these values resonate with you, you might just have what it takes to become a part of our team.

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Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the President, the vCIO’s principle role is to provide planning, budgeting, and strategic direction to our clients in relation to information technology and systems. This position focuses primarily on the business relationship with the client and leveraging ICG’s technical resources to improve their operational efficiencies. Client satisfaction, contract renewals and discovering additional opportunities fall under the realm of the vCIO.

Acceptable Performance

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the assigned duties according to the acceptable standards established for the job role. The vCIO must be able to complete each essential job function satisfactorily.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage the new client on-boarding process and participate when necessary.
  • Act as the main point of contact both to the client within our organization and within our organization to the client.
  • Develop an assessment of the current environment, annual strategic technology plan and budget for each client
  • Deliver monthly and quarterly reports around IT Support in regards to services provided and IT infrastructure health
  • Provide a quarterly business review with clients in regards to IT plan and budget progress and their satisfaction with ICG support.
  • Maintain communication with the ITSUPPORT Services Manager and NOC Leads to be aware of issues and trends in regards to Support.
  • Maintain communications with the ITSUPPORT Consulting Manager to be aware of issues with consulting project completion.
  • Coordinate a satisfaction survey for Services and Consulting groups

Team Leader Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Net Admin Team
  • Works with team leads from other service delivery areas to develop assessments of client networks
  • Mentor and train other vCIO’s
  • May handle HR functions (vacation approvals, etc…)
  • Works hand in hand with Technical Services Manager to achieve the goals
  • Organize and conduct daily/weekly/monthly huddles and meetings with the team

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Communication, Oral – Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Business Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft solutions.
  • Thorough knowledge of anti-x solutions, switching, routing, and wireless technologies including virtual private networks (VPN)
  • The ability to link IT systems to business objectives
  • Knowledge of technology trends likely to impact the customer
  • A firm grasp of IT project planning and management
  • Experience in the IT budgeting process
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

Skills & Abilities

Experience: 6 plus years of experience in network / IT systems and troubleshooting steps.

Computer Skills: Extensive proficiency with information technology regarding both hardware and software. In depth knowledge of Microsoft server, Thin clients, VPN’s, and desktop operating systems, specifically Server 2008 and 2012 and Windows 7 and 8.

Certifications: Security +; Microsoft Server and Workstation;  A+

Position Summary

This position will manage the network and server infrastructure of managed services customers. The Network Admin is the primary contact for the customer and insures that service delivery aligns with company standards. This individual will have an in-depth knowledge of the customer with the desired goal of reducing the amount of reactive support required for the client. Customer satisfaction and low tickets per endpoint is a primary objective of the Network Admin accomplished through the deployment and adherence to corporate Best Practices. The Team Leader will be a mentor and the first point of escalation for the other Network Admins.

Acceptable Performance

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the assigned duties according to the acceptable standards established for the job role. The Network Admin must be able to complete each essential job function satisfactorily.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Promote and represent the corporate culture and core values in all aspects of your job duties. As a Team Leader you should encourage and foster this behavior in your team.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of client networks
    • Network snapshot
    • Hardware and software inventories
    • Updating configuration records in ConnectWise PSA
    • Basic understanding of Line of Business (LOB) applications and associated vendors
  • Perform regular onsite services
    • Check server/network health
    • Monitor tools/application health
    • Check logs & maintains backups
    • Perform restoration tests
    • Provide technical support & user issues
    • Develop a relationship with the client
    • Simple implementation of new technology
    • Onsite proactive services
  • Implement the Avatar “Company Way”
    • Implements & helps define best practices
    • Administration checklist
    • Verification of remote services
    • Develops best practices spreadsheet
    • Works with vCIO to assess and minimize business risk
    • Evaluate and recommend new software, hardware, or upgrades
  • Ensures client satisfaction
    • Is technology functioning properly?
    • Coordinates with vCIO to implement technology to meet business goals
  •  Perform any other tasks assigned.

Team Leader Responsibilities

  • Primary contact for all other Network Admins
  • Work closely with the management team
  • Works with team leads from other service delivery areas to develop standards for all customers
  • Coordinates schedules for all Network Admins
  • Mentor and train other Network Admins
  • May handle basic HR functions (vacation approvals, etc…)
  • Be the first point of escalation for all issues within the Network Admin team
  • Works hand in hand with Technical Services Manager to achieve the goals of the entire team
  • Organize and conduct daily/weekly/monthly huddles and meetings with the team

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Communication, Oral – Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; resolves problems in early stages; works well in group solving situations.
  • Business Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and a high ethical standard; upholds organizational values.
  • Team Builder – Balances team and individual responsibilities; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; resolves problems in early stages; works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

Skills & Abilities

Experience:  4 plus years of experience in network / IT systems and troubleshooting steps.

Computer Skills:   Extensive proficiency with information technology regarding both hardware and software. In depth knowledge of Microsoft server and desktop operating systems, specifically Server 2008 and 2012 and Windows 7 and 8.

Certifications:  Microsoft Server and Workstation;  A+

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