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Senior Manager/ Director of Technology (IT)


Posted by Far Bank Enterprises on 04/24/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Fishing

Job Categories: Computer - Information Technology, Management - Executive

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment

State: WA

City: Seattle

Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 140,000-170,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Join our dynamic team as the Senior Manager/Director of Technology (IT) and lead our strategic technology operations. 


At Far Bank Enterprises, the Technology Department is seen as a strategic partner and advisor to the business, rather than simply a cost center. We believe in leveraging technology to its fullest potential to drive innovation, streamline processes, and unlock strategic opportunities. As the Director of Technology, you'll have the exciting opportunity to shape our technology landscape, working closely with our business analysts and users to translate requirements into innovative technical solutions. You'll be instrumental in driving our technology roadmap, ensuring it aligns with our business objectives and delivers tangible value to our organization.


To excel in this role, you'll need a strong understanding of both business operations and technology. You'll work closely with our internal (and external) customer base, who may not always be able to clearly explain their technical requirements. Therefore, the ability to understand business requirements and collaborate with customers to design and deliver solutions that support these requirements, fit into the existing technical landscape, and deliver a measurable value proposition is essential. This position is hands-on, and you should enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting into the details. It's a great opportunity to work closely with a highly technical team, engage with business owners on value-driven solutions, and contribute to our position as the industry leader in fly fishing.


If you thrive in a collaborative environment, enjoy tackling complex challenges, and are passionate about leveraging technology to drive business success, then we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Together, we'll continue to deliver best-in-class products and solutions to our customers while driving growth and innovation in the fly fishing community.


  • Builds, develops, and mentors the Technology team by setting clear team goals, motivating team members, providing direction, and creating a supportive team enviornment.
  • Schedules, organizes, and assigns projects to members of the IT team.
  • Conducts ongoing performance evaluations that are timely, constructive, and promotes professional development.
  • Coordinates multisite IT systems leveraging Microsoft D365 F&O.
  • Defines and leverages a technology roadmap to advance Far Bank’s strategic goals and guides its investment strategy while maintaining agility to adapt to unforeseen business challenges.
  • Take ownership of a bottom-up budget, proactively streamlining costs, and championing improvements and automation throughout the environment.
  • Designing and overseeing integrations and implementations of business systems, ensuring seamless operation and alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Provide database and data management support on D365 and MS SQL databases.
  • Develop and implement business continuity protocols to minimum disruption to business operations to continually monitor and enhance the technology environment, optimizing performance and resource utilization.
  • Analyzes IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess operating costs, productivity levels, upgrade requirements, and other metrics and needs.
  • Oversees security of systems, networks, and enterprise information, implementing best practices and protocols.
  • Maintains relationships with external IT vendors and service providers, emphasizing cost-effectiveness and knowledge transfer. Performs other related duties as assigned, contributing to the overall success of the IT Department and Far Bank.

Core Competencies

·         Leadership and Team Building

·         Cloud-based ERP Design and Management

·         Strategic Planning & Execution

·         Azure SQL Database and Data Management

·         Integration and Implementation Expertise

·         Business Continuity Planning

·         Project Management

·         Efficiency and Efficacy Standards

·         Budget Management

·         Performance Analysis

·         Vendor Management

·         Security Oversight

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in designing, implementing, and managing cloud-based ERP systems.
  • Database experience, including database administration and data analysis.
  • Proficient in the latest technology for IT systems and management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough understanding of IT and practical applications to support the company's goals.
  • Passion for fly fishing a plus.

Technology Stack:

  • Microsoft:  D365 F&O, D365 CRM, M365, Power Platform, Azure DevOps
  • Internal Applications: C# Blazor, .NET Core, Python, HTML Razor, GIT
  • Web Applications: Shopify Suite, JavaScript, Docker
  • Database & Analytics: Azure Synapse Suite, Data Lake, Power BI, SQL Server
  • Servers & User: Azure Suite, Azure Active Directory, on Premise Clusters

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related experience; Master’s degree (preferred).
  • 5+ years experienced in Senior IT Leadership roles.
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 F&O and CRM (strongly preferred), or similar cloud-based environments.
  • Experience in supporting a manufacturing environment from an IT perspective (preferred).
  • Experience in connecting and integrating data sources and business systems.
  • Strong experience with SQL, data normalization and modeling (preferred).


At Far Bank, you can access your passion for opportunity!

 ·         To develop your passion for fly fishing and beyond in a supportive work environment that can provide access to those things that are important to you.

 ·         To pursue your career passion by supporting you in your current role, while having access to training that develops your skills for the future.

 ·         To build on the passion we have for our work, gain access through meaningful connections within the communities we serve including our customers, and within our industry.  

About Far Bank Enterprises

Far Bank is the world’s authority in fly fishing, comprised of the greatest brands in the industry – Sage, Redington, RIO Products, and Fly Water Travel. Founded in 1980, Sage’s core mission is “perfecting performance” through our Made in the USA fly rods and high-end fly reels. Redington, acquired by Sage in 2003, is the go-to provider of accessible fly-fishing rods, reels, waders, wading boots, and apparel for the value conscious angler. RIO Products joined the family in 2005 and is recognized as the world's leading producer of the highest performance fly lines, leader, tippet, and flies for the specialty fly fishing market. In 2018, Fly Water Travel (FWT) joined the Far Bank family, complementing our industry-leading products with world-class on-the-water experiences. At Far Bank, our core purpose is to inspire the fly angler through outstanding products and extraordinary experiences. Far Bank Enterprises is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Joshua Green Corporation.

 We’re a “work hard/play hard” culture that encourages intra- and inter-department collaboration and camaraderie—whether it’s in the office or on the water. Beyond our internal teamwork, we’re an intimate part of the fly fishing and greater outdoor community, providing our employees unique opportunities to enjoy outdoor gear and experiences.