Head of Systems and Networks

The Modern Language Association is currently seeking a professional to use their technical knowledge to manage the IT infrastructure within our organization and supervise our system and networks unit.  


  • Manages and acts as primary liaison and technical expert with systems hardware, software, and support vendors

  • Designs, implements, and promotes infrastructure and network security

  • Collaborates with colleagues to architect, execute, and promote organizational IT security

  • Ensures the organization has system architectures and capabilities that support current and anticipated needs for the effective use of information as a competitive advantage

  • Oversees all aspects of telephony, Mac, PC, and LAN-based hardware and software, including purchasing, installation, maintenance, and support

  • Architects, installs, upgrades, and maintains local and cloud based network servers, routers, disaster recovery plans, and business continuity plans

  • Contributes to interdepartmental processes relating to quality assurance

  • Facilitates service delivery by upgrading or replacing systems as necessary to expedite processing while maintaining and improving functionality

  • Regularly and effectively communicates the status of projects managed to colleagues on staff

  • Forecasts system needs and budgetary requirements

  • Ensures the establishment, implementation, testing, and continual refinement of the organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans  


 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or a related field

  • Minimum of five years’ technical experience with configuring, maintaining, and securing Cloud IaaS

  • Minimum of two years’ experience with cyber security, ISO27000, and NIST

  • Minimum of five years developing, implementing, and testing business continuity and disaster recovery scenarios

  • Strong customer service skills and mentality

  • Minimum of two years working in a DevSecOps team with automation experience

  • Minimum of five years’ technical experience implementing, managing, and supporting a Windows and Linux environment

  • Working knowledge of Windows AD, GPO, PowerShell, and Scripting

  • Minimum of five years’ technical experience implementing and managing a complex network infrastructure

  • Minimum of five years managing an IT service desk

  • Minimum of five years’ experience architecting and implementing data driven monitoring

This is a full-time position requiring at least two days on-site each week at the MLA offices in downtown New York City. Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost. 

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to HiringManager@mla.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position in filled.

The MLA is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws.

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