Sr. Director of Collaboration Technologies at Universal Music Group

| Greater LA Area
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We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD:

The Sr. Director of Collaboration Technologies will also work closely with Technology executive staff decision makers in other departments in order to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective collaboration solutions for all aspects of the global organization. He/she will provide tower leadership in conjunction with the architecture and implementation functions.

How you'll CREATE:

  • Becomes the UMG Global Tower lead for the IT collaboration systems and tools.
  • Defines, maintains and oversees UMG's strategy for collaboration technology.
  • Defines, develops, documents and maintains standards, best practices, and deployment frameworks.
  • Promotes the use of the defined IT standards within UMG business units to both technical and non-technical customers.
  • Engages with project teams to develop and agree technical collaboration solutions for project deployments.
  • Provides collaboration thought leadership and guidance to other members of the Technology teams.
  • Lead major collaboration initiatives and projects such as video conferencing, telephony, data sharing and storage.
  • Create and manage annual budget for UMG IT collaboration.
  • Oversee vendors work efforts on implementations.
  • Manage technical project review meetings. Ensure project technical designs meet UMG's operational requirements and in compliance with UMG infrastructure and security standards.
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary or appropriate.

Bring your VIBE:

  • 10 years minimum Experience in delivering Unified Communications, Voice Systems, Video Conferencing and Collaboration projects with multiple stakeholders and delivery teams including design/architecture experience.
  • Proven ability to deliver key objectives within schedule and budget.
  • Strong working knowledge in these areas; Office 365 Skype, Teams, Slack, Cisco telephony, Zoom, One Drive and SharePoint.
  • Solid working knowledge of digital real-time collaboration, meeting and social networking tools and the underlying technology components including Networks, Unified Communications (UC), Voice Systems, VOIP, and Cloud Solutioning strategy.
  • Strong Collaboration Infrastructure background.
  • Produce high-quality documentation, designs, presentations and plans, strategic roadmaps.
  • Experience managing infrastructure in hosted and cloud environments, especially transition to cloud.
  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle.
  • Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Record of progressive management experience culminating at the Director Level.
  • BA or BS degree in an IT related field or an equivalent combination of formal education and applicable experience required
  • AWS, GCP and Linux/ MCSE certifications strongly preferred

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, "Gift Week", Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

 Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail

Location

UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

Laurent Burte

Enterprise Portfolio Management Project Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

Ashia Coleman

Junior Windows Systems and Application Administrator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

Todd Hancsicsak

Director, Rights & Repertoire Technology

What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

Gauri Gohokar

Project Manager

What are Universal Music Group Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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