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Head of IT

Hudson River Trading
Head of IT
New York, US
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Job Description

Hudson River Trading (HRT) is looking for a Head of IT to lead the Information Technology team. You will manage a diverse team of IT operations and engineering professionals, and collaborate with various departments to align technology solutions with business goals. This position requires a strategic leader who excels in both people management and hands-on technical work to ensure the best possible outcomes.


  • Provide leadership, vision, and direction to develop and implement comprehensive IT strategy and systems across the firm
  • Lead and develop managers, across various teams within IT operations and engineering
  • Prioritize projects and initiatives based on their necessity and impact, aligning with team and firm-wide goals
  • Identify and prioritize technical debt by triaging new and existing projects
  • Collaborate on technical architecture and design decisions across various disciplines and teams within the firm
  • Ensure IT operations are thoroughly documented and tracked to enable data-driven decision-making
  • Maintain pristine support to provide our end users with an exceptional digital experience
  • Develop and implement scalable infrastructure and automation solutions to ensure seamless growth and optimal efficiency across the firm
  • Maintain security and compliance as fundamental priorities in all IT initiatives and projects
  • Administer systems, write code, and move equipment as needed – no task is too small


  • 5+ years experience leading global technology teams in high-growth tech-centric companies
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable of working with diverse teams and stakeholders
  • Well-versed in project management, service management, and agile methodologies
  • Extensive knowledge of modern cloud computing, IaaS/IaC, and SaaS platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of endpoint management and security for macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • Substantial knowledge of various APIs, methods, and systems integrations
  • Substantial knowledge of developer workflows, including code repositories, revision control, CI/CD pipelines, and the SDLC

Annual base salary range of $200,000 to $300,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits.

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