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What IT Title would you give this position?

By dhuffine ·
If you were the CTO or CIO of a company and you were hiring someone who's responsabilities are the following, what Title would you be offering this person?

Maintain all Networks
Maintain all Servers
Maintain all Workstations
Lead Research and Development
Plan all System Implimentations
Maintain all Security Aspects
Maintain Exchange Email System
Maintain DNS and Internet Services
Maintain Help Desk Software
First line of Support on regular buisness hours
First line of Support for after hours
First line of Support for Weekend Hours
Maintain all FTP clients
Maintain Terminal Servers
Keep track of Licenses and Services
Maintain all Software and Software Discisions
Maintain Active Directory


The reason I ask, is because those are my day to day job responabilities, atleast the ones I'm thinking of off the top of my head, and I have been told that "I get to choose my title"

So other than dumbass, complete moron, or Person with No Life... What title would you suggestion?

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If your asking me

by dhuffine In reply to Please excuse the ignoran ...
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Welcome aboard

by NickNielsen In reply to If your asking me

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Sounds like you're conglomerating...

by alxcsby In reply to What IT Title would you g ...

Maybe you could afford to create two job positions "IT Director" "Network Administrator" and split the duties.
I'm the NetAdmin at a small office, so I do all that, but the fact that you have multiple servers would make that a little unfeasible. What you've described is essentially half NetAdmin and half IT director.
Network Aministrator:
Maintain all Networks
Maintain all Servers
Maintain all Security Aspects
Maintain Exchange Email System
Maintain DNS and Internet Services
Maintain all FTP clients
Maintain Terminal Servers
Keep track of Licenses and Services
Maintain Active Directory
IT Director:
Lead Research and Development
Plan all System Implimentations
Maintain all Security Aspects
First line of Support on regular buisness hours
Keep track of Licenses and Services
Maintain all Software and Software Discisions
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The After-hours support and Weekend support is highly unlikely unless you're willing to shell the big bucks. Alternately, you could create a third "Support" position set underneath either of the other two positions.
How big is your office (how many servers (physical) and workstations?)
-A.

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That being said

by NickNielsen In reply to Sounds like you're conglo ...

The two positions are combined in his case. Which way does he go? Network Director? IT Administrator? Maybe he could sneak in a European "director" style title: Director of Information Technology.

From what he's described, I still think IT God is the best choice.

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I like

by dhuffine In reply to That being said ;)

The whole "god" or "Demi-god" idea behind the title, unfortuantly, when She came into my office (the Administraive person) she said.

"Alright now that I have been taking out of the Company Director position and put in charge of IT, Human Resources, Training Department," (and 2 other departments I can't remember the names of now) "I am giving everyone the opertunity to modify there job title to fix what their job responsabilities are, this is primarily so that when you move on to your next job you have what you feel will be more suited to what you did here, but this is within reason, I am not permitting anyone to call themselves God, Wizard, Guru, Genius," etc, etc, etc, etc,.

So unfortuantly as she is married to a fortune 500 computer geek who created his own company, She's witty enough to know what us IT guys like to call ourselfs

That being said, I'll give you the sad sad sad truth of the matter:

Currently my job title (pre being required to do all of this stuff) Was given to me as:

Helpdesk Services Manager.

A freakin fake title to being with lol... IDK the who "Services" throughs it off for me lol.

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Sad to say

by dhuffine In reply to Sounds like you're conglo ...

Its not me hiring the person, this is my job, and my Bosses (The Sr. Administrative Person) and the CIO, have given me the opertunity to within reason choose my own title since the scope of what I have to do around here is so large. They've made it clear that they are not going to rehirer a Systems Admin because I've proven to be able to do the job (as it came painfullly clear to them when I had been doing it myself for the last 4 months before he left, and before that had fixed everything he broke anyway), and there not going to hirer me any help unless I plead a REALLY good case.

Almost all of our Servers are 2003:
2 DC's
1 Exchange
1 Backup / Print Serv (2000)
3 File servers
3 SQL Databases (The servers im in charge of the Databases Development are in charge of)
3 Terminal servers
1 SMS server
1 Perdictive Dialer Server (Linux)
1 Host for Perdictive Dialer (Linux)
1 Historical Records Server (Linux)
1 Cisco Switch (but we have a self proclaimed Guru who's in charge of that)
1 PBX (Which our Telco guy is in charge of)
200 Low level staff PCs
75 High level Staff PCs

and a partridge in a pair tree :)

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Since the CIO is your direct supervisor

by NickNielsen In reply to Sad to say

I'd think something along the lines of "Senior IT Administrator" or just "Information Technology Director" would be appropriate. From what you are saying, either Senior or Director should be in your job title.

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Sr. Systems Engineer

by ManiacMan In reply to What IT Title would you g ...

Based upon the job description, this sounds like a senior level engineer role and should command a six figure salary.

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What Title did you choose?

by D|an - 0 In reply to What IT Title would you g ...

Hi dhuffine,

I'm in a similar situation. Unfortunately, I haven't been asked to change my title. 2 years ago I was hired on to administer a small network with three servers and 50 workstations. I was to do this under the instructions of an outside IT firm who had previously set up Active Directory, Exchange system, and ARCserve Backup system. about 8 months ago, we fired the IT firm and I've taken full responsibilty of IT icluding a handful of sattellite users and a branch office. We've added 4 more servers, one being a Blackberry server. Our company is now at around 70 pc's and 8 servers and growing. I now make all IT recommendations and implementations with the help of outside vendors. For example, three months ago, we've installed a new Nortel phone system.

In the beginning I reported directly to the CEO, but now I report to the Senior VP of Administration. My current title is IT Administrator, but I feel that this is to general and routine. Do you guys think Director of Information Technology would be more appropriate. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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