IT Portfolio Manager – Database Administration (22-00259)

By February 25, 2022May 24th, 2022No Comments

Position Type: Direct Placement
Location: US-IL-Chicago

Job Overview:
The IT Portfolio Manager manages the IT solutions for his/her designated functional area, in this case, the Data Portfolio within Business IT Solutions, with a focus on data platforms.  The IT Portfolio Manager has accountability for all aspects of their program – solution fit to business needs, user acceptance and adoption, security, technical soundness and robustness, ROI/cost, time to delivery, prioritization of features, etc.  This role creates the technology roadmap for their area and submits budget requests for the needed projects to achieve the objectives for the area.
This specific position will be responsible for Data Platform Operations and DBA Manager for the Data Portfolio, which will focus on the delivery of relational database services (e.g. SQL Server), data warehouse service (e.g. Snowflake), data integration (e.g. SSIS, Azure Data Factory), data replication, reporting (e.g. SSRS, Tableau, PowerBI, Cognos), monitoring (e.g. SentryOne, SCOM, Idera, RedGate), and data security as well as contributing to the roadmap for digital transformation to cloud data warehouses, advance data visualization, and adoption of highly scalable tools and processes. Key areas will include operational management of highly available SQL Server, management of DBA team, demand management, change management, process improvement, ITIL, ticketing standardization, continuous integration and development, agile methodology, source control, automation, providing data platforms for various teams and 3rd party applications.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across departments to gather and understand the varying perspectives on the program and its solutions – function, user experience, privacy, risk, technology, security, etc.
  • Stay current with trends in their assigned area – both in terms of business trends and technology trends that influence the area. Maintain awareness of best practices and competitive intelligence of what other firms are doing in this area.
  • Based on the above, determine the short- and long-term roadmaps for their program – adjusting over time as priorities and technologies change. Communicate and socialize the roadmap to achieve executive buy-in.
  • Make key tradeoff, risk, and other critical decisions to do the “right” thing for the program, taking into account all perspectives.
  • Champion change and innovation in the area – socializing a forward-thinking program of projects and program roadmap.
  • Determine skills needed, roles needed, and create and organize project teams based on resource estimates from the resource owners (Business Analysts, Developers, Architects, Project Managers, etc.) Resolve resource, timing or other conflicts between projects and groups.
  • Establish policies and procedures related to data security, integrity, audit and apply the principle of least privilege.
  • Apply ITIL processes around service delivery, ticket management and operational best practices.
  • Oversee and manage the team responsible for the operations of internal databases.

 Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field or relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience leading programs of projects balancing a variety of perspectives and interests
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience creating and managing product roadmaps, including enhancement and other user requests
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple IT-related functional disciplines (e.g. one or more of: Business Analysis, Project Management, Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Security, Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Executive presentation skills


  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or Management Information Systems