Director Infrastructure, Design and Optimization

Elegant solutions to sophisticated problems. That’s what you deliver. Surround yourself with the team, resources, and support you need to design and build world-class IT solutions.

Merrimack, NH


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

$170,000.00/Yr. - $221,000.00/Yr.

Overview: <p><strong>What We Do:</strong></p> <p>CNXN Helix Center at Connection Inc., is at the forefront of AI innovation, offering cutting-edge solutions that redefine the boundaries of artificial intelligence and data management. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of AI integration, ensuring they stay ahead in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and strategic growth makes us an industry leader. Visit us at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who We Are:</strong></p> <p>Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness&nbsp;and Volunteer Time Off days.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Position Overview</strong></p> <p>The Director of Infrastructure, Design, and Optimization plays a pivotal role in shaping, implementing, and optimizing AI infrastructure for our clients across the spectrum, from edge devices to the cloud. The Director leads a team responsible for the design and implementation of versatile computing infrastructures for customers primarily that are optimized for AI applications, ensuring performance and scalability across edge, on-prem, and cloud environments. The Director's expertise drives the evolution of capabilities, ensuring scalability, resilience, and optimal performance for the burgeoning AI demands of the future across a broad spectrum of use cases and industry verticals.</p> <p>This is a remote or hybrid opportunity preferably based near our corporate offices in Merrimack, NH, or Boston or New York metropolitan areas.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Shapes and defines the strategic direction for AI infrastructure within our customer&rsquo;s environments, ensuring alignment with their company objectives and future AI requirements.</li> <li>Leads a team to design and implement versatile computing infrastructures that are optimized for AI applications, ensuring performance and scalability across edge, on-prem, and cloud environments.</li> <li>Collaborates with a vibrant team of experts to explore, evaluate, and integrate the latest technologies in AI and computing.</li> <li>Embraces the challenge of solving complex problems and seizes opportunities to bring transformative solutions to our diverse clientele, making a global impact.</li> <li>Spearhead initiatives related to edge computing, focusing on low latency, efficient computation, and seamless data integration.</li> <li>Oversee the design and implementation of robust cloud solutions, ensuring scalability, security, and cost-effectiveness for AI workloads.</li> <li>Expands knowledge, explores new horizons, and experiments with innovative ideas in a supportive and dynamic environment.</li> <li>Leads projects from conception to deployment, ensuring our AI solutions surpass customer expectations and set new industry benchmarks.</li> <li>Engages with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors, partners, and customers, ensuring transparent communication and optimal solution implementation.</li> <li>Evaluates and selects appropriate technologies, tools, and platforms to support AI workloads, considering factors such as cost-effectiveness, scalability, and flexibility.</li> <li>Stay updated with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the AI infrastructure domain, introducing innovations that keep the company at the industry's cutting edge.</li> <li>Guides and mentors junior team members, sharing insights and best practices to foster their professional growth.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field required, Master's degree preferred or possessing equivalent hands-on experience (15+ years) in infrastructure design and management, with a focus on AI workloads.</li> <li>Familiarity with AI platforms, tools, and frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and ONNX.</li> <li>Proficient knowledge of edge computing, cloud platforms, and services.</li> <li>Strong understanding of networking, data storage, and security protocols in the context of AI workloads.</li> <li>Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams.</li> <li>Passionate about AI and its potential to change the world, with a deep understanding of the infrastructure requirements for AI and ML workloads.</li> <li>Uses advanced techniques, theories, and processes to complete work.</li> <li>Leadership ability to champion and guide projects from conception to deployment.</li> <li>A team player who thrives in collaborative environments, bringing an enthusiastic and innovative approach to problem-solving.</li> <li>Flexible with ability to think outside the box, eager to learn and grow within an ever-evolving landscape.</li> <li>An engineer at heart, with a knack for turning complex technical challenges into successful, customer-focused solutions.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <h2 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job">Min</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text">USD $170,000.00/Yr.</div> </div> </div> <h2 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job">Max</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text">USD $221,000.00/Yr.</div> </div> </div>