KBR Compute Communications Director in Houston, Texas

Title: Compute Communications Director

Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Job Number: 1078306


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 34,000 people delivering services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Position Title:

Compute Communications Director

Position Description/Job Responsibilities:

Talent Management

Advocates for effective execution of the performance management process by collaborating with direct report/s to set clear objectives goals and expectations. Conducts regular coaching and constructive feedback discussions to review performance and goal progress assist with challenges and identify strengths and development areas all to support Associate professional and career development while increasing engagement and motivation.

Supports workforce planning and talent acquisition strategies by effectively staffing and hiring diverse talent for the organization.

Addresses Associate relations and performance issues in a timely manner and/or makes appropriate decisions relative to performance challenges.

Develop direct reports to increase the bench strength and flexibility of the team. Ensure that Associates receive appropriate training and resources to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.

Operational Management

Ensure the efficient operation of the company’s internal and external datacenters and infrastructure.

Lead the implementation of industry best practices procedures and standards.

Facilitate excellent communication with all functional areas technical personnel department heads and executive management.

Oversee operations-related projects and project portfolio.

Continuously improve the Problem Management process. Identify trends and areas for improvement – drive root cause analysis and resolutions.

Effectively manage the IT Hardware and Software life cycle management asset management and patch management cycles including the development of maintenance schedules.

Ensure Availability and Performance Monitoring practices are in place and effective.

Establishes and reports on key technology success metrics.

Provides oversight and coordination for infrastructure governance activities.

Provides stewardship for change management, disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives.

Provides oversight for Voice Services – Availability and capacity planning including vendor management.

Strategy & Planning

Partner with Business Technology leadership to actively participate in strategic roadmap exercises.

Work with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations in partnership with Business Technology leadership.

Partner with Business Technology leadership to support emerging technology proof-of-concepts are aligned with infrastructure governance and security recommendations.

Design and implement short and long-term strategic plans to make certain infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements.

Partner with Business Technology leadership on the strategy and execution of the cloud-first adoption for all enterprise systems.

Partner with Business Technology Leadership on the strategy and execution of the cybersecurity program.

Works collaboratively with other leadership teams to produce infrastructure architecture, standards and policies while supporting other relevant standards and policies (e.g., Information Management, Security, Applications).

Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance statistics and reports.

Develop and implement all functional policies and procedures including those for network architecture standards purchasing and service provision.

Identify recommend and develop cost-effective technology solutions for the enterprise.

Assist in the development of and accountable for adherence to the departmental capital and expense budgets.

Acquisition & Deployment

Manage vendor relationships.

Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.

Approve purchase of equipment and supplies in order to meet operational requirements of the business.

Analyze existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the network infrastructure and IT systems.

Conduct research and remain current with the latest technologies and solutions in support of procurement efforts.

Develop requests for proposal and capital appropriation requests.



10 year(s): Five years in an IT Management role

15 year(s): Minimum of ten years’ experience

Strong KBR cultural fit with a passion for KBR’s IT philosophy.

Be able to obtain or currently hold US DOD Clearances

Approachable, strategic leader with a proven ability to build and sustain trusting relationships across the enterprise at all levels and demonstrated customer focus.

Proven ability to design and drive change.

Experience in the delivery of complex technology initiatives.

Experience with repeatable infrastructure delivery and support processes and deliverables.

Demonstrated ability to select and integrate major infrastructure technologies and services.

Experience in a role requiring budget responsibility of $50 Million or more with line management accountability.

Experience in infrastructure management, driving best practices, standards, measurement, and service-oriented architecture approaches.

Demonstrated effectiveness as a thought leader and business partner to senior operating leaders.

Demonstrated strong infrastructure background with program management, project management, and execution and delivery oversight, with attention to detail around metrics, accountability, and operational excellence.

Proficient level of knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Demonstrated success influencing a company’s overall business strategy and processes. Collaborative but decisive personal style; highly effective communicator and problem solver.

This position requires a background check.



KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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