IT Technical Lead - Remote

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-29933
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Information Technology

 

General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Under minimal supervision, develops and designs high level technology solutions within network, communication, hardware and software systems.  Leads complex analysis and translation of business, information and technical requirements to achieve IT solutions that meet business needs.  Leads development of projects through the guidance of other IT technical staff.  Leads the development of design specifications and deliverables related to the support of system enhancements.  Analyzes system needs, options, risks, costs, and impact on enterprise business process and goals.  Supports change processes, policies, and standards as they relate to technology design.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Architecture and Engineering teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for UL.
  • Planning, designing and implementing cloud-based applications and infrastructure.
  • Managing cloud environments in accordance with UL security guidelines.
  • Deploying and debugging cloud initiatives as needed in accordance with best practices throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Leads complex analysis and translating of business, information and technical requirements to achieve IT solutions that meet business needs.
  • Stay current with industry trends, making recommendations as needed to help the organization innovate and excel.
  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, forming project team, establishing project budget, developing schedules, assigning, prioritizing and monitoring work, implementing productivity standards, and resolving operations problems. Leads the monitoring of project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, publishing progress reports, and recommending actions.
  • Leads the development of design specifications and deliverables related to the support of system enhancements. Analyzes system needs, options, risks, costs, and impact on enterprise business process and goals.
  • Recommends policy by developing standards. Prepares long-range objectives and budgets. Supports change processes, policies, and standards as they relate to technology design aligning with business needs.
  • May be responsible for the highest level of network planning, design, and optimization for the organization. Develops strategies and direction for network system solutions.
  • Lead other technical IT functions including Data Security and Disaster Recovery.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

 

  • University degree or related discipline plus generally ten years of directly related experience.
  • Working experience in leading IT projects & programs.
  • Cloud certifications with AWS or Azure cloud a plus.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to stay focused on completing tasks and meeting goals within a busy workspace.
  • Interest in Cloud Engineering and its impact on greater business practices.
  • Skilled at working in tandem with a team of engineers, or alone as required.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.

People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com. 

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