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Axle Informatics Sr. IT Infrastructure Manager in Rockville, Maryland

Axle Informatics is a scientific research and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and bioresearch solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics, molecular research, and program management, we focus on developing and applying technological tools and scientific techniques to empower the world of research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH), which means candidates will be receiving the best on-the-job training possible in this field.

Axle is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail oriented IT/ Infrastructure Manager to join our vibrant team in Rockville, MD.


  • Hire, train, and develop a team of IT professionals.

  • Interact with management and staff to provide technical assistance for continuous improvement of IT solutions.

  • Establish and maintain a positive, productive relationship with operational partners and staff.

  • Lead infrastructure builds in new facilities.

  • Plan, organize, schedule, and supervise the day-to-day technical support activities, including troubleshooting, customer service issues, approvals, and installations.

  • Measure, monitor, and maintain team’s ability to meet or exceed contact and resolution Service Level Agreements (SLA).

  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Oversee management of equipment and parts inventory.

  • Ensure and be responsible for the daily performance and availability of the organization’s IT infrastructure which may include servers, SaaS, workstations, mobile, telecom, monitoring, security, and enterprise tools to ensure internal customer organization’s needs are being met.

  • Orchestrate the provisioning, dynamic configuration and monitoring of servers and services on premises and in the cloud.

  • Administer and architect secure and scalable infrastructure platforms.

  • Seeks continuous improvement in process automation.

  • Provide leadership and expertise to a cross-functional team, managing team resource assignments, projected task completion dates, prioritizing activities based on business requirements and SLAs.

  • Work cooperatively with project managers and engineering leads to plan and direct all ongoing projects based on priority and resource availability.

  • Oversee technology projects from identification of requirements, analysis and design, development, end-user testing, deployment and production support to deliver IT capabilities.

  • Recruits, builds, and leads a team of diverse system administrators.

  • Define, acquire, and allocate budget, staff, and other resources necessary to deliver on goals and objectives.

  • Manage policies and guidelines for infrastructure systems and workstations.


  • BS in computer science, engineering, management or equivalent in experience.

  • 8+ years of experience in information technology, with at least 4 years of management experience leading and managing an infrastructure or engineering team.

  • Experience working with stakeholders to communicate issues while balancing business expectations.

  • Leadership experience in a 24x7 operation supporting physical and virtual IT infrastructure (compute, network, storage).

  • Experience working with network architecture and client server technology.

  • Experience deploying and supporting Microsoft servers, Active Directory, Windows workstations, O365, Azure, VMWare Horizon VDI, SharePoint.

  • Experience architecting Microsoft and virtualized environments.

  • Knowledge of IT networks, servers, storage and security technology.

  • The ability to effectively communicate with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences, problem solve collaboratively, and build consensus across teams.

  • Possess strong leadership, mentorship and coaching skill with a proven ability to manage a team with a diverse technical background in a matrixed environment.

  • Proven ability to manage IT projects through the full life cycle.

  • Strong relationship management skills.

  • Strong strategy development and operational skills.

  • Proven ability to work in a process-driven environment.

  • Microsoft certification or other IT certifications are a plus


  • 100% Medical, Dental & Vision premium coverage for Employees

  • Paid Time Off (Including Holidays)

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • 401K Match

  • Tuitionreimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • Healthcare (FSA)

  • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)

  • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)

  • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)

The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.

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Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual’s assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.

ID: 2020-1683

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Street: 6116 Executive Blvd