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Director of Infrastructure and Security 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, 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.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. 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 companies include:

• BROWNELLS - 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.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

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!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Are you passionate about adventure, the great outdoors, and have a strong commitment to the 2nd Amendment? Do you have proven success as an IT leader in systems architecture and security, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to join the team in developing innovative IT solutions? If you are looking for an IT leadership role in a family-owned, growth-minded, customer-centric company just outside the Des Moines metro area…APPLY NOW!

As Director of Infrastructure and Security at Brownells/2nd Adventure Group, you will lead, create and align the operational and engineering aspects of IT Infrastructure, Network, Telecommunications, and Information Security with the strategic direction of the 2nd Adventure Group of companies. You will be responsible for companywide systems and the effectiveness, efficiency, and security of those systems. In addition, you will lead the Infrastructure team, which includes IT Engineering, Cyber Security, Network Administration, Service Desk, and App Operations. Finally, you will be responsible for IT Change Management, IT Asset Management, IT Service Management, IT Vendor Management, and all related 3rd-party vendor contracts and management.


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall enterprise infrastructure, IT operations and security
  • Works with internal departments to identify opportunities to improve and refine services to meet their needs
  • Oversees evaluation of IT systems via RFI, RFQ, and RFP processes in partnership with IT Architecture
  • Responsible for ensuring detailed and accurate documentation of all IT Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Network, Service Desk, and Information Security procedures
  • Assists with identification and development of IT and Information Security requirements for assigned technology domains
  • Sets IT security policy for Brownells group of companies consistent with business objectives and requirements
  • Oversees implementation and operation of the cyber security program, including risk assessment, risk registry, and IT security incident response
  • Overall responsibility for Information Security compliance
  • Develops and implements disaster recovery programs for the assigned technologies
  • Develops and publishes SLAs for relevant technologies and services
  • Ensures that all Brownells infrastructure can be recovered within published SLA
  • Develops plans to ensure Brownells’ long-term voice and data communications needs are identified and met


Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Chooses and manages third-party partners when appropriate to implement overall strategy
  • Plans and schedules distribution and installation of all software/hardware updates and upgrades
  • Provides professional IT leadership and effectively communicates relevant IT information and strategies to the organization and shareholders
  • Creates and implements succession planning
  • Leads major systemic changes to the IT, Network, Service Desk, Telecommunications, and Information Security systems
  • Champions change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas
  • Responsible for professional development of the IT employees within reporting organization


What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • Ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in functional area positions
  • Specialized training in functional area
  • Experience at an advanced level in systems architecture
  • Experience aligning department objectives to company objectives
  • Knowledge of and experience with relevant existing software and telecommunications systems
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience leading change


Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong product knowledge of peripherals, firewall configuration and administration, VMware,
  • Windows Server Solutions and current version of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Information Security


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 (with options for hybrid working arrangements within a commutable distance)


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,, and Big Springs Shooting 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 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.

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