Sr. Vice President Infrastructure

Job Description

Sr. Vice President Infrastructure
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit—values still embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation today. While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company.  At the core of our DNA, we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  We strive to embody these same qualities for every individual that our company touches, from stakeholders to partners, from consumer to shareholder.
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We demand excellence and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties in the United States.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast.
Howard Hughes Corporation is seeking a strong technology infrastructure leader to lead, manage and support all aspects of IT Infrastructure function. This individual will possess strong hands on technology knowledge, infrastructure (which includes WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi, Managed Service Provider’s Server Infrastructure, Exchange, Collaboration and Internet/Intranet Web Infrastructure) implementation experience and great leadership skills with cross team collaboration in a matrix organization structure. Reporting to the EVP of IT and drawing form the latest technology standards that are pragmatic, cost-effective and provide for high-availability, this person will be responsible for enhancing user productivity by enabling a high-degree of collaboration among multiple locations of Howard Hughes Corporation. With an unwavering vision of “Technology as an enabler”, this IT functional leader will bring best practices of hybrid (Could- and MSP-based) infrastructure and services to enable and support the needs of various real estate industry applications. The SVP of technology infrastructure will oversee the needs of multiple business segments which includes Master Planned Communities, Hospitality, Strategic Real Estate Development, Real Estate Building Management/Operations, Corporate Shared Services and Connected Communities.
  • Minimum twelve years of medium-to-large publicly-traded corporate IT infrastructure management and support experience.
  • Ten-to-fifteen years of server, WAN, Wi-Fi, internet/intranet, VoIP, Video, collaboration, and messaging technologies implementation, optimization and support experience.
  • Strong regulatory compliance support policies, procedures and practices experience.
  • Leading people with knowledge, experience, compassion and “get it done” attitude.
  • Ability to define, implement and enhance infrastructure policies/processes for optimal support of technology infrastructure across diverse groups of individuals with tight timelines and cross dependencies.
  • Experience with a startup environment where different initiatives have equal priority and must be supported and delivered with a “Get it done” attitude and with ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to work with various team members within the infrastructure team to mentor, guide, grow and develop next generation leader(s) for the organization.
  • Great work ethics and strong vendor contract management and negotiation experience.
  • Strong cyber security support experience with balanced approach toward risk-assessment, risk mitigation and “appropriate” security solutions to detect, prevent and react to security breaches.
  • Work well in fast-faced hyper growth corporate environment
  • Ability to comply with processes and procedures that are essential in a publicly-traded corporate environment and balance it with the need to be effective and efficient
  • While the technology infrastructure is a central attribute, real estate development knowledge and application experience is helpful
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, communications, network technologies or business administration
  • Master’s degree in Management or Technology would be a plus
  • Optional certifications in technology, security, governance and leadership an additional plus