Director, Information Technology

We are looking for a Director, Information Technology, to join our administrative team.

Beard Winter LLP is proud to be recognized as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine for 2021-22, and a Canadian Law Awards Excellence Awardee for Ontario Law Firm of the Year for 2021.

Beard Winter is a multi-service, mid-sized law firm located in downtown Toronto, our unwavering commitment to clients is the foundation of our history since 1964.  Recognized for our insurance defence litigation expertise, we act for many of Canada’s largest insurance companies. Best Lawyers and Lexpert recognize our lawyers in the areas of insurance law, insurance defence litigation, estates, trusts law and family law.  Our employees are a key component of our success.

Description:

Plans, develops and implements the firm’s technology to enhance and support its goals and objectives.  Defines and administers information technology policies and procedures.  Reviews and analyses the firm’s business requirements in reference to equipment, support, training and information systems.

Manages the firm’s information technology team, and takes a hands on role in the day to day activities of the department.

Qualifications

10 years of relevant experience in managing IT functions and departments, dealing with information handling, workflow and systems.  At least 3 years of direct, senior level management of an IT operation is preferred.  Law firm experience is preferred.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Provide strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the information systems for the firm.
  • Takes a hands-on approach to ensure continuous delivery and operation of integrative front and back end systems to support the legal and administrative groups of the firm.
  • Responsible for the coordination, facilitation, and consultation with all of the firm’s lawyers and staff on information systems, communications, and management systems.
  • Ensure that the firm’s technology is current in comparison within the industry and amongst other firms of similar size.
  • Will serve and participate proactively with other members of the management team in developing and executing strategic plans, aimed at the optimization of the use of IT in support of the firm’s business objectives.
  • Participate in policy and decision-making at the firm level regarding resource allocation and future direction and control of information systems technology.
  • Develop, document, and maintain enterprise systems, architecture, defining standards and protocols for data exchange, communication and software.
  • Design medium and long term technology roadmaps, and align current work with these plans.
  • Communicate and maintain a professional approach and the ability to influence multiple audiences (e.g. vendors, peers, clients, management, etc.).
Interested candidates may submit their application in confidence via email to:

Debbie Cymbron
Human Resources Manager
careers@beardwinter.com

Beard Winter LLP adopts an inclusive and accessible environment, and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities.  If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment, selection, and assessment process, please contact Debbie Cymbron, Manager, Human Resources.

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment verification.



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