IT Manager

Category: Web Development and IT Roles

IT Manager Job Responsibilities
Supervises information technology (IT) departments, manages computer systems and software, oversees equipment purchasing and installation, and maintains computer networks and connectivity.

IT Manager Job Duties

  • Coordinates IT support, training, and orientation for new technology users
  • Ensures efficient and effective technology and Internet access for a group of users
  • Organises troubleshooting or repair when necessary for IT equipment
  • Oversees information security and maintains network and user security through hardware or software installation or through education
  • Implements an IT budget for the organisation as a whole or for specific departments
  • Tracks inventory and status for hardware and software throughout an organisation
  • Establishes relationships with technology vendors
  • Advises about organisation’s IT equipment, networking, and connectivity needs and purchases products, parts, and services as necessary
  • Supervises IT department staff, including setting schedules, implementing training, and assessing performance
  • Manages a team of specialists in support, installation, networks, and purchase
  • Works with human resources colleagues to identify staffing needs and participates in the hiring process
  • Develops emergency plans for equipment, power, or security failure to preserve technology and data
  • Specialises in IT needs for a certain industry, such as healthcare, manufacturing, or finance
  • Researches and stays up-to-date regarding new IT equipment and solutions
  • Attends trade exhibitions and workshops to keep abreast of new developments

IT Manager Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a Related Field
  • Experience with Computers and Networks
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Staffing and Budgeting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Working Under Pressure