Job Details

Director of IT

Director of IT
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Full Time

Synaptive Medical Inc.

not disclosed
Date Posted
13/11/2017 - 10:30
Closing Date
01/06/2018 - 10:30
Job Description

Synaptive Medical is a newly-formed company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on developing medical equipment and applications for neurosurgical procedures. Together, these devices form a full and complete solution of visualization technologies for the operating room. In the past 10 years, the core members of Synaptive Medical have founded and grown multiple successful medical start-ups into international markets. The company is growing rapidly and has a number of opportunities for motivated people to join the team and share in the challenges and rewards of developing technologies to improve patient care and outcomes in neurosurgery.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Operational Officer, this position will direct, plan, organize and control all activities of the IT department and will ensure the effective, efficient and secure operation of all systems.

Education & Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of IT management experience
  • 5+ years of managing teams 
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Strategy and planning: an ability to think ahead and plan over a 12-24 month time span.
  • Management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. 
  • Information systems development and implementation. 
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level. 
  • Employee training and development. 
  • Technical skills and experience in Local and Wide Area Networks. 
  • Strong customer orientation. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with growing and leading a multi-location IT team

Highly Beneficial

  • MBA 
  • Certified Network Engineer (CNE)
  • IT management within a manufacturing environment. 
  • Hospital IT infrastructure experience

Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong judgment, oral and written communication, and leadership skills.
  • An ability to drive decisions through consensus, influence change and effectively resolve conflicts.
  • Strong staff management skills, including direct and indirect staff and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead and mentor business and technically oriented teams.
  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Demonstration of strong operational and strategic alignment with business units.
  • Proven project management experience in planning and executing enterprise-level IT projects.
  • Strong understanding of standard software development lifecycle methodologies and project management techniques and methodologies.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Provide input to the strategic direction of IT, directly influencing the business direction in new and existing products and systems as well as upcoming integration efforts with new acquisitions.
  • Recommend and plan information technology initiatives to support and meet company objectives based on research and evaluation.
  • Development the strategic information technology plan, processes and solutions.
  • Direct implementation and execution of new/upgraded information systems via well-defined plans including procedures, deadlines, and accountability.
  • Evaluate and implement IT procedures and equipment for maximum efficiency and cost containment.
  • Ensure users/customers are provided professional, courteous, and timely support and service.
  • Structure, lead, train, and develop IT staff for maximum effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain company Disaster Recovery Plan. Develop/select and conduct user training on an as-needed basis.
  • Drive the business relationship with key internal partners and significant external partners.
  • Maintain project controls that accurately reflect completed work against project plans, schedules and budgets, and ensure user/management involvement at appropriate milestones.
  • Direct the development and reporting of performance metrics and direct actions to continuously improve managing the business of IT.
  • Prepare/review budgets for business plans ensuring that maximum value is provided to the company.
  • Operate areas of responsibility within approved budgets and staffing levels.
  • Prepare management reports.
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of clients’ and users’ businesses.
  • Ensure that projects meet clients’ and users’ business needs and expectations of quality.
  • Lead presentations to senior management across the company to keep them informed of the financial status of IT initiatives and projects, performance against planned objectives, and future strategic directions and associated impact on expenses.
  • Evaluate external advancements in the IT industry to improve customer/user satisfaction, reduce operating expenses and maximize revenues
Other Information: 

To submit an application please visit our Careers page at

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Synaptive Medical is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation should notify a member of the Human Resources or Recruitment Team by emailing Please include your full name, contact information and details about your request.

We would like to thank everyone who submits a resume for these positions. Due to the volume that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.