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Director of Infrastructure and Security 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
 
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

Adventure Summary

You will be accountable for creating a work environment that enables employees to be their best, deliver on their accountabilities, and deliver infrastructure and security architecture in alignment with enterprise objectives. Technical responsibilities for this role will be both strategic & tactical. Strategic in developing the target state of the computing complex and security controls as well as the associated roadmaps, and tactically ensuring new capabilities are built out and adopted within all solutions.

 
Position Requirements

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the CIO to set overall infrastructure and security architecture to develop and grow delivery teams, Information Security Operations, Engineering, and Infrastructure Operations to align solution delivery activities to architecture standards and objectives.
  • Drive the capabilities of an enterprise transformation, ensuring security is integrated in everything we do, and that the infrastructure is flexible, efficient, reliable and secure.
  • Understand current and emerging technologies, industry innovations, and competitor technology positioning to define new or refresh existing strategic architectures
  • Work with strategic vendors and partners to review and direct product roadmaps, strategies, and plans to ensure alignment with industry and Brownells needs, both current and future.
  • Communicates implications of design decisions, technology costs, benefits, and implementation requirements to leadership
  • Ensures architects perform research and development to validate technology options. Develops and presents technology strategy roadmaps to leadership. Documents current-state environment and existing solutions and compares to future-state solution roadmaps. Identifies opportunities to improve productivity, time-to-market, solution quality, cost effectiveness, and maximizing automation.

 

What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • 15 years of business experience in planning, organizing, and developing Infrastructure and Security Operations related capabilities
  • 10 years of people leadership experience; direct and matrixed
  • Demonstrated executive level business and technical acumen with the ability to develop and clearly articulate a compelling strategy to stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft infrastructure, cloud and security architectures, including experience working with leading enterprise tools and vendors

 

Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L4)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L4)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L4)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L4)
  • Drive for Results (L4)

 

Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

 

 

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics

 

Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa

 

Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International, AR15.com, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.

 

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

 
EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at careers@brownells.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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