Manager of Data Services / Technical Architect

Sensient Technologies Corporation - Hoffman Estates, IL3.4

The Manager, Data Services position leads a team of both full-time and temporary/contracted employees, as well as is the primary relationship owner for Sensient’s outsourced data center providers. Between full-time employees and contractors owning fifty-three small field office server environments, and outsourced corporate data center providers managing two corporate data center environments, the Manager, Data Services, is responsible for the overall planning, management, and health of the combined Data Services environments. The importance of written and spoken communication expertise, as well as proven documentation experience cannot be understated for this position; this person must lead very analytical, technical, and often political projects between internal business partners.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Project Management, Platform / Technical Expertise that extends beyond industry certifications, standard data center and server maintenance and support activities, strategic roadmap planning, employee coaching, vendor/contract management, articulate and concise spoken and written communication, reputation and duties as true technical expert.

Skills & Abilities:
Impeccable technical and troubleshooting skill; the ability to capture and isolate root cause. Business unit partnership experience; a willingness to learn and understand the processes running on the infrastructure you provide. Comfortable making difficult prioritization decisions. Customer-focused service and perspective. Willingness to take calls in off work hours to ensure services are working 24/7/365. Ability to diagram complex IT architecture including all elements required to allow system to be supportable and understood by operations and security team.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable equivalent experience.
Minimum of five years hands on experience in server environment.
Expert experience with hypervisor software; VMware Vsphere / vCenter with Microsoft Hyper-V as a plus/
Expert experience with all Microsoft products including Windows Server and all roles like DNS, DHCP, AD, GP, File and print sharing, NTFS.
Expertise and experience in PowerShell and/or VB scripting is highly desired.
Must be able to understand complex scripts and make changes.
ITIL Foundation (or above) certification preferred.
Experience with an international company a plus.
Experience with managed outsource service providers and contractors with a proven track record of success.
About Sensient Technologies Corporation
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands. Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package. For more information, visit our website at

Primary Location: North America-United States-Illinois-Hoffman Estates
Work Locations: Hoffman Estates - Group Office 2800 Higgins Road Suite 900 Hoffman Estates 60169
Job: Information Technologies
Organization: Corporate
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day/Shift 1
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Feb 22, 2019, 10:08:41 AM