Director of IT Programming


Director of IT ProgrammingSmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leader in home automation and approaching our 15th birthday. Through our three divisions we retail over 7,000 products (, manufacture a wide range of remote control lighting products, and develop cutting edge technologies like INSTEON ( Uses for our products include remote control lighting, whole-house automation, security and surveillance, home entertainment, and pet care. We are seeking a Director-level candidate to oversee our growing Information Technology Programming department. Our new team member will report to the CIO and have significant input into the Company's operations. This position will have overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and management of the department. The ideal candidate will bring to us a history of successfully managing a team to deliver projects on time and within budgetary guidelines. Candidate must be able to manage, interact with, and leverage outsourced/contract labor as well as onsite employees. To be successful in this responsibility at SmartLabs you will have to be a hands-on and hard working person with a can-do attitude. Responsibilities:
  • Advise and lead the IT programming staff in major projects and initiatives
  • Manage operational costs for the department within budget guidelines for both strategic, long-term and short-term needs
  • Develop processes and procedures pertaining to the department, including facilitating other departments in writing specifications for programming projects
  • Maintains knowledge of technology, trends and best practices
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to IT personnel including performance reviews, salary reviews, corrective action, etc.
  • Oversee IT Programming initiatives including global project outsourcing
  • Analyze and report metrics to Senior ManagementJob Requirements
  • Knowledgeable of current technologies and familiarity with Windows operating systems (NT, 2000, XP, 2003), including website configuration using IIS
  • At least 5-7 years progressive experience in strategic planning, IT systems, architecture, implementation and leadership
  • 3 plus years accumulated experience in IT Director -level managementThe ideal candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and be confident in your ability to work well with upper management and subordinates. We are looking for a person who is keen to take on new duties and be a team player in the organization. A bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science or a related field) is required. Master's degree preferred.Benefits:
    • Medical and dental plans
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • 401K Programs
    • Voluntary Vision Plan
    • Life Insurance, AD&D & LTD
    • Wellness Program
    • Online Benefits Management
    • Friendly, casual environment with emphasis on teamwork
    • Significant employee discounts
    Please forward your resume as an attachment, along with your salary requirement (or history), and a cover letter explaining why you're the perfect match to: [email protected]. Please make your subject line 'Director of IT Programming.'SmartLabs is an equal opportunity employer.

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