IT Systems Manager

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type


The Systems Manager is directly responsible for the planning, implementation, administration and support of all infrastructure systems employed by DAVIS at our main office and project site locations.




  • Partner with the DAVIS' operational and resource groups to review existing infrastructure effectiveness and drive the adoption of new innovative processes and technology solutions
  • Build, develop and grow strong business relationships with all operational and departmental groups across DAVIS
  • Analyze complex business problems and provide recommendations for process and system improvements
  • Collaborate with end users, departmental and operational leaders and cross-functional teams to implement change
  • Research emerging business solutions and industry trends
  • Participate in the development of Business Solutions department strategic planning



  • Assist with applications installation, patching and updates to server and desktop software
  • Oversee physical infrastructure including cabling, plant and power management
  • Anticipate future system capacity requirements and recommend appropriate equipment acquisitions; assign and prioritize tasks for staff accordingly
  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and improvement
  • Oversee and participate in the planning, administration and support of all infrastructure-based resources including: Physical and Virtual Server, Storage and Backup Management, Network and Connectivity Management, Desktop Management, Mobile Device and Periphery Management, Security, Access and Controls Management, Unified Communications, Active Directory and Group Policy, Systems Messaging and Monitoring and Environmental Monitoring and Management



  • Manage and mentor development of group's support staff
  • Participate in performance evaluation of staff, including setting team and individual goals and objectives; make recommendations regarding staffing requirements, hiring and assignment of job responsibilities



  • Oversee Business Solutions budget process
  • Oversee purchase decisions of information systems hardware and software
  • Oversee software licensing ensuring compliance


  • Coordinate with the Solutions Manager to maintain Help Desk procedures and policies to ensure highest level of customer service for internal and external customers of a 400+ user network
  • Help group members define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals
  • Effectively communicate and continually manage project expectations with project team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Determine scope and priorities of projects



  • Perform responsibilities with trust, excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values
  • Understand and translate business requirements and make decisions for technology to support organizational needs and anticipates future growth
  • Maintain relationships with consultants, technical personnel, and vendors for services and products
  • Enforce corporate Business Solutions policies and recommend modifications as necessary
  • Oversee information security policies and procedures including set up network / file access restrictions, account management, backup routines, virus protection, patch and upgrade deployment, server logs, and event notifications
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Safety – Consistently works within DAVIS safety standards; promotes safety as a priority with coworkers, subcontractors and external clients
  • Team Collaboration Works effectively within their own team and across the organization; promotes team atmosphere and culture; has a positive, can do attitude
  • Commitment to Quality – Applies DAVIS standards to produce high quality work on a consistent basis; produces work that is accurate and reliable, actively demonstrates excellence in service; builds and maintains integrity as a core function of their job and in their relationships with others
  • Champions DAVIS Business – Consistently markets DAVIS business within the scope of their job; actively seeks and/or supports new business opportunities; actively builds relationships and encourages others to do the same

Required Skills


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and can interact effectively at all levels within the organization*
  • Extensive knowledge and troubleshooting of operating systems*
  • Project and program management skills*
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and show initiative to take on responsibility when not asked*
  • Decision making, research and analytical problem-solving skills*
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently*
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and effective interaction at all levels within the organization*

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Math or related field or demonstrated experience in providing information technology supporting*
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years related IT experience*
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience managing infrastructure in the construction industry*
  • Experience with personnel management related functions*
  • Experience with backup systems*
  • Experience with storage and server systems*
  • Experience with supporting and managing multiple site locations*
  • Experience with virtualized infrastructure*
  • MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience*

This position is located at 12530 Parklawn Drive Rockville, Maryland. View the Google Map in full screen.