Head of IT Infrastructure & Security

Information Technology (IT) New York, NY


About NYRR

New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people, and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City.  NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world. 

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org. 

At New York Road Runners, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace by finding the best candidate for the job. We understand that skills come from a variety of different backgrounds. Checking off every single requirement on our job description is not necessary to apply. If you think you are a good fit and have a passion for the work we do, please submit your application. We are eager to learn about your experience and skills! You may be the right candidate for this or other open positions.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

About the Department

Our Information Technology department provides NYRR with technology solutions to keep our information secure, integrate our systems and support our events through incorporating new innovative technology. We have a team of technology enthusiasts, who strategize and engineer solutions and build infrastructure – as we continue to develop solutions for our various programs and new opportunities for our runners, volunteers, users, to enable and empower them through technology, from race signup to race results. 

The NYRR IT Department is responsible for managing technology services vital to the operations of the organization including:

Network Infrastructure, Hardware and Software Management, Support/monitoring of systems and software applications, Cybersecurity/compliance, Data Management, User Support and Training, and System Integration. 

About the Position

The Head of IT Infrastructure & Security is responsible for supervising a team of IT professionals in the management, strategy, and execution of NYRR’s IT infrastructure including network architecture, internet connectivity, managing user endpoints, cloud services, and cybersecurity. 

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties): 

  • Manage a team of networking engineers, system cloud administrators, and IT desktop support professionals
  • Responsible for establishing and tracking goals, strategies, and tactics within their department
  • Oversight of IT hardware, software, and services procurement
  • Management of third-party vendors including software licensing and managed service providers
  • Establish and maintain IT infrastructure strategy including standards, policies, and procedures
  • Work closely with business technology partners and operational teams to ensure that strategies for Infrastructure align with corporate business and IT department strategies
  • In partnership with the SVP, IT, provide leadership and direction to ensure capabilities are in place and are utilized to proactively conduct enterprise infrastructure monitoring, change management, cybersecurity strategy and capacity planning and forecasting 

Job Requirements: 


  • 10+ years of IT Infrastructure experience with at least 2 years in the cybersecurity area required
  • Proven experience using Public Cloud Computing required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 required
  • Preferred Azure Experience and/or Certification, CISSP, CompTIA Security +, ITIL preferred
  • Preferred Cloudflare Experience preferred
  • Preferred Knowledge of Sitecore Commerce, XP preferred\

Education & Certifications:

  • 4-year degree preferred
  • CISSP, CompTIA Security +, ITIL preferred

Skills and Attributes:

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, and firewalls required
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills required
  • Familiarity of web technologies required
  • Understanding of Redis required
  • Experience with Cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST required
  • Experience with IT Department budgeting required
  • Demonstrated ability of driving multiple initiatives and programs required
  • Knowledge of data warehousing tools, ETL, Analytics reporting, and middleware preferred
  • Understanding of the .Net programming language preferred
  • Knowledge of Zendesk Helpdesk Software preferred

Salary: $120-145k

NYRR requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer