KPMG Director, Database, Middleware and Communications Operations in Montvale, New Jersey

Business Title: Director, Database, Middleware and Communications Operations

Requisition Number: 68636

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Information Technology

State: NJ

City: Montvale


The fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the U.S., KPMG is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We provide audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Database, Middleware and Communications Operations to join our KPMG Technology Organization.


  • Provide strategic and proactive delivery of services that help ensure the availability and reliability of KPMG's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure

  • Define strategy and roadmaps with respect to the database, middleware, and communications product and service portfolio and facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology standards and design goals

  • Provide secure, robust management and operation of enterprise platforms including Identity Management, Access Management, Exchange, Oracle and SQLserver Databases, Websphere, Sharepoint and other Middleware product

  • Organize, direct and guide the teams with the goals of compliance and continuous service improvement; work as a member of the Technology Operations Leadership Team to coordinate with the other infrastructure towers to effectively and efficiently deliver end-to-end service to our internal and external clients

  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with vendors and professional organizations; and with IT's clients, becoming a trusted advisor with key leaders and stakeholders to proactively support business objectives

  • Business executive level escalation point ensuring business expectations, goals and objectives are met


  • Minimum ten years of progressive experience in a large IT organization

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Master's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred

  • Experience leading, identifying and addressing client needs including actively participating in client discussions and meetings and communicating broad range of concepts in a manner that resonates with executives, management and staff; leadership abilities with a business process and change management mindset combined with technical aptitude

  • Experience leading a large multi-disciplinary team with prior people management responsibilities including career development, goal setting and performance management; experience in service delivery on a 24x7x52 basis to a regulated customer base

  • Experience in the engineering, management and administration of the following technologies is a plus (with having at least two categories a prerequisite) for this role: relational database management systems (SQL, Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL); middleware (WebSphere, WebSphere MQ, DataPower, RabbitMQ); business intelligence tools ( Qlik, Tableau, R, SAS), NoSQL databases (Hadoop, MongoDB); Microsoft communications and collaboration software (Exchange, Lync/Skype for Business, and SharePoint). ITIL Certification or comparable operations delivery experience required

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, presentation and negotiation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; ability to foster the development of high performance teams

  • US Citizenship required

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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