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Director, IT Compliance

Gannett
Information Technology Director Job in McLean, VA
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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. Explore the possibilities as the Director of IT Compliance at the USA TODAY Network/Gannett .
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13h ago
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Director of IT

Latitude, Inc.
Information Technology Director Job in Rockville, MD
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TITLE: Sr. Director, Information Technology RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice President, Information Technology DIVISION/DEPT: Operations/Information Technology SUPERVISES: Director, Information Systems

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

INCUMBENT: N/A

BASIC FUNCTION:

Lead) application development initiatives under the guidance of the Vice President of IT by managing multiple development teams to create new and enhance existing products.
Successfully project manage the IT department’s application development portfolio of projects to completion against objectives and conduct systems analysis to ensure projects meet stakeholder expectations and needs.
Develop, implement and enforce effective software development principles and provide technical oversight for the organization.

SPECIFIC DUTIES1:

Manage projects and staff in the development and implementation of new software products to solve business problems on time and within budget.
Engage, develop and motivate personnel, retaining top departmental talent.
Successfully project manage application development projects and effectively identify and mitigate risks to goals, schedule and cost.
Prioritize projects and align departmental and non-departmental resources including vendors. This will include the procurement of third-party tools and services in accordance with our procurement policy.
Monitor availability of software systems and successfully manage through outages, including delivering communications to end-users and internal staff, working with third-party vendors and internal operations staff.

1 All duties are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated.

Job Description – Sr. Director, Information Technology

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Develop and negotiate contracts with third-party vendors.
Maintain and nurture customer relationships and prepare customers for the introduction of new technology.
Design and carry out software implementation principles and strategies.
Conduct systems analysis through customer interviews to effectively assess and document technological needs.
Research, prototype and test solution sets to business problems, develop business plans and cost models, including forecasting expenses for presentation to the VP of IT and other GII executives.
Develop annual department budget, track expenses to actuals, forecast expenses and document budget variances.
Regular communication with project team, senior management, members and other stakeholders. Provide routine status updates to the VP of IT and stakeholders.
All other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Daily interaction with VP of IT and with project team to assess project status and provide direction and support. Routine interaction GII departments and project sponsors to gather, assess and report project status and other technology needs.
Members: Level of interaction dependent on the scope of the project. Interaction may be required, but not limited, to gathering system requirements, providing project updates, marketing and conflict resolution.
Outside: Interaction with vendors will be required to develop, maintain and nurture relationships, oversee development efforts and for product procurement.

· Government Officials: N/A

SKILLS NEEDED:

Exceptional project management skills and experience successfully managing high-profile software development projects including risk management, resource allocation and prioritization.
Exceptional people management experience and leading and motivating software development teams.
Exceptional analytical skills and the ability to effectively help customers to understand their technological needs.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills to professionally deal with and negotiate with persons of all levels to maintain relationships and to resolve conflicts.
Extensive budgetary skills including the development of operational and capital budgets, monitoring expenses, reporting variances and forecasting end of year

2 All skills and abilities are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated.

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Extensive experience working with Microsoft stack is preferred, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint 2016.
Extensive experience developing technical legal contracts to procure IT services and resources.
Experience supporting research and development efforts, including construction of prototypes and carrying out pilot studies.
Ability to identify and effectively communicate technological benefits to non-profit organizations.
Ability to identify, design and implement technological solutions for non-profit organizations.
Ability to implement federally compliant procurement procedures, including having familiarity with HIPAA and its’ effects on technological solutions.
Ability to create and present detailed business plans and executive summaries.
Experience developing and maintaining Incident Response, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field or

equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum five years project management, integration and leadership experience.

DECISION MAKING:

Priorities, costs, formats and responsibility of assignments.

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45d ago
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Director, IT Governance

Govcio
Information Technology Director Job in Fairfax, VA
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GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government I.T.
Senior Level
Executive
New
5d ago
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Information Technology Director - MD

John Staurulakis
Information Technology Director Job in Greenbelt, MD
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About JSI

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of a broadband engineering firm, JSI offers engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. IT is a critical aspect in transforming JSI to become a full-service consulting and broadband solutions provider.

With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly, and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

IT Director

The IT Director's goal will be to provide effective and efficient technology solutions to meet the organization's needs. The IT Director reports to CFO and ensures the user experience is both positive and predictable. The IT Director will have primary responsibility for implementing IT-related policies and procedures and ensuring the availability of necessary technical resources. The IT Director will manage both internal systems and resources as well as outsourced vendor support. The IT Director will work closely with decision-makers across the organization to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. The IT Director will also define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices.

The responsibilities of our IT Director include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement appropriate technical solutions and promote a sustainable technology framework.
  • Oversee IT budget and allocate funds to meet organizational needs best.
  • Lead the IT department's operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources when applicable.
  • Develop and institute data management best practices and ensure employees are trained and up to date on procedures
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization's IT infrastructure and applications.
  • Actively manage our MSP and other vendor relationships and ensure the vendor is accountable and performing with service-level agreements.
  • Work closely with colleagues and technology partners to support the server and network infrastructure.
  • Supervise IT department team members.
  • Support the implementation of IT initiatives as identified by the organization.
  • Primary support of key business applications. Manage application vendor support relationships to ensure the end-users needs are met.
  • Determines security vulnerabilities and associated risks and ensures data security. Maintains disaster recovery systems and provides strategic solutions that increase data safety.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; degree in the field of computer science desirable.
  • Minimum of 10-12 years relevant work experience.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite, MS Windows Operating Systems, and core business software.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills. Customer service-oriented.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. Ability to train users and communicate procedures and changes related to technology.
  • Self-motivated and directed with strong organizational skills and a keen ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and prioritization skills when faced with multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships and other IT staff.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Experience with RPA a plus

Senior Level
Executive
Bachelors Required
55d ago
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Director of Information Technology

United States Senate Federal Credit Union
Information Technology Director Job in Alexandria, VA
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This role assists in providing vision and leadership, working with the CIO to develop and direct enterprise-wide Information Technology (IT) systems, and has a specific focus on ensuring that our IT team is operating with the tools, guidance, and support needed to be recognized as an industry leader in our space.
Executive
17d ago
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4.0

Information Technology Program Director

Trinity College
Information Technology Director Job in Washington, DC
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Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the nation s capital, seeks a Program Director to lead the creation of an Information Technology program. The Information Technology program will be based in the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity s historic undergraduate women s college. Programs in other academic units will also have links with Information Technology, e.g., Business, Global Affairs, Nursing and Healthcare at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Trinity s faculty in the sciences and humanities have developed courses in data analytics and this work will contribute to the development of the Information Technology Program. The successful candidate will present an earned doctorate in Information Technology or a directly related field.
Executive
Bachelors Required
New
7d ago
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3.9

(Nonprofit) Director of Information Technology

Naeyc
Information Technology Director Job in Washington, DC
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The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is seeking a Director, Information Technology. Reporting to the Chief Operating and Finance Officer, the Director, Information Technology (IT) is responsible for directing the organization's IT operations; managing the development, implementation, and support of the IT program at NAEYC as a strategic asset; and ensuring the department provides efficient and effective technical support services.
Senior Level
Executive
Masters Preferred
Bachelors Required
38d ago
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Fashion & IT Campaign Director

Stand.Earth
Information Technology Director Job, Remote or Bellingham, WA
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Stand.earth is hiring a passionate senior markets/corporate campaign to play a lead role in catalyzing action by the Fashion and IT sector to address the massive climate footprint associated with the manufacturing of our clothes, shoes, smartphones and other computing devices, which together are responsible for nearly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Stand.earth is committed to engaging in the process of decolonization. Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.
Full Time
Executive
17d ago
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Director of IT

Latitude, Inc.
Information Technology Director Job in Arlington, VA
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Latitude is now hiring for a Director of IT in the Arlington, VA area!
Executive
Bachelors Required
52d ago
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3.7

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) MANAGER II

Loudoun County Government
Information Technology Manager Job in Leesburg, VA
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If you have questions about how to apply online, you may contact us by phone at (703) 777-0213 or email us at HR@loudoun.gov.
Full Time
Mid Level
Management
Bachelors Required
New
4d ago
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Information Technology Manager - Data Science

The Projex Group
Information Technology Manager Job, Remote or Camden, NJ
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Summary: The IT manager acts as the primary partner by understanding business processes, resolving challenges, and identifying technology opportunities surrounding Data Science, Machine learning, and Advanced Analytics. The position requires a combination of tactical and strategic skills related to managing a technical team and project activities as well as a vision for future opportunities. Developing complex ideas and solutions and making recommendations for the projects to support corporate goals Able to interact positively and effectively with staff at all levels within the organization and vendors Strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate actionable analytical findings to a non-technical audience in clear and concise language Proven ability to frame a business issue, design the right solution, and deliver results
Mid Level
Senior Level
Management
Bachelors Required
New
6d ago
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Head of Information Technology (IT)

Purple Strategies
Information Technology Manager Job in Alexandria, VA
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Our Head of Information Technology will lead overall technical innovation and strategy to include the creation and execution of a technology roadmap and the development and oversight of technical solutions that support internal operations and external stakeholder needs. As the head of technology for a rapidly scaling organization, this role will be responsible for digital modernization, software solutions, and support solutions that address the organization's current needs and long-term technology strategy. The Head of Information Technology will drive cross-functional alignment and execution aligned with strategic initiatives to allow for innovation and growth.
Management
19d ago
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IT Service Operations Manager

Leidos
Information Technology Operations Manager Job in Dulles Town Center, VA
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Why not change with Leidos as our IT Service Manager to support a critical National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) program that brings Document Exploitation (DOMEX) to the Intelligence Community (IC) using the DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) working in either Bethesda, MD or Reston, VA.
Mid Level
Management
60d+ ago
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3.9

Associate Director of Technology Services

George Mason University
Director Of Technology And Services Job in Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University's, University Life Technology Services, invites applicants for the position of Associate Director of Technology Services. About the Position: The Associate Director of Technology Services serves on the leadership team for Technology Services and is also a key member of the Housing and Residence Life staff.
Mid Level
Executive
Bachelors Preferred
10d ago
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4.8

IT Operations Manager

Accenture Federal Services
Information Technology Operations Manager Job in Fairfax, VA
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Accenture Federal Services is seeking an IT Operations Manager experienced in Windows Server in support of a dynamic and engaging mission.
Junior Level
Management
9d ago
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3.9

Information Technology Manager

Edgewood Management Corporation
Information Technology Manager Job, Remote or Gaithersburg, MD
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Edgewood is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Manager to join our growing team! This position reports directly to the VP of Information Technology.
Mid Level
Management
8d ago
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Information Technology Manager

Prosource360 Consulting Services, Inc.
Information Technology Manager Job in Washington, DC
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We help organizations achieve quantifiable solutions to their strategic imperatives.Job DescriptionProSource360 Consulting Services, Inc. is seeking an Information Technology Manager to provide hands-on technical support to manage and maintain the company s Office 365 tenants and related technologies at the corporate headquarters in Washington DC.
Entry Level
Management
Bachelors Required
27d ago
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IT Manager(Pharma) Mandarin Required

Intellipro Group Inc.
Information Technology Manager Job in Rockville, MD
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100%ONSITE in Rockville, MD 20850 Rockville, MD 20850: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Mid Level
Management
Bachelors Required
57d ago
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4.5

IT Manager

Motion Recruitment
Information Technology Manager Job in Arlington, VA
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IT Manager The IT responsibilities currently include managing a small office environment located in DC, supporting remote employees and contractors across the country.
Entry Level
Management
Masters Preferred
High School Diploma Required
33d ago
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3.8

IT Manager

Arservices
Information Technology Manager Job in Falls Church, VA
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Reporting to the EVP of Operations, the IT Manager will possess technical expertise and provide operational leadership, planning, and management to all information technology areas. The IT Manager will be primarily responsible for interfacing with ARServices Technology Vendor community, and providing and managing technology policies, procedures, services, and infrastructure. The IT Manager will work collaboratively with leadership to develop effective strategies for integrating technology to further ARServices mission and client delivery.
Full Time
Mid Level
Management
Bachelors Preferred
19d ago
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Manager, IT Operations & Support

Peer Health Exchange, Inc.
Information Technology Operations Manager Job, Remote or New York, NY
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As the Manager, IT Operations & Support you will increase organizational effectiveness for PHE in service of impact in our communities by managing and supporting the project delivery of technology and operations solutions, while providing guidance to overall technology and operations strategy and best practices.
Full Time
Management
13d ago
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3.7

Senior Technical Manager-V. Systems

American Association of Motor
Senior Information Technology Manager Job in Arlington, VA
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The Senior Manager will assist the CTO with the technical management and direction of software development activities including the overall design of new software components, the implementation of industry best practices and standards, the establishment of priorities and the delivery of software products and solutions. This role calls for a go getter who can help grow the team and transition towards cloud native development and deployment. Senior Manager’s primary responsibilities include ensuring AAMVA’s standards are met in the design, R & D, product engineering, distribution, and customer support management of assigned applications. Responsibilities include day-to-day team management including managing a team of developers, software corrections, and long-term enhancement of software applications targeting a variety of platforms and operating environments. Duties and Responsibilities: Software Development: Design, develop, test, and release reliable, scalable, efficient, and innovative software.Development Management Provide technical direction for the design, development and release of software products and solutions through the software definition phase to implementation.Manage and direct a team of software engineers.Manage and provide guidance to level 2 support Manager.Apply knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve software design.Review, advance and approve all software design enhancements and initiatives.Evaluate software and database components to ensure efficiency and scalability.Technical Management Construct and implement development work breakdown structures and plans.Manage technical aspects, software development and implementation for projects.Provide accurate and timely status report information to the departmental head and the project manager regarding development progress, issues and risks.Define, communicate, and enforce software design, development, and code standards.Establish software development patterns and identify reusable code for shared library.Work closely with infrastructure and security departments in implementing successful solutions. Direct Reports to this Position:Manager, Customer SupportFour (4) Software EngineersTwo (2) Application Support Engineers Qualifications: Formal Education: BS in Computer Science or related subject. Equivalent job experience may substitute for degree. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 10+ years of applicable work experience: producing designs, programming, configuration management, producing software documentation, and writing software specifications Several years of experience developing and managing a team of software engineers in a .Net environment.Several years of extensive experience in multiple operating environments.Strong user interface development skills, component design, building with UX as well as maintainability in mind Extensive experience in unit testing and writing testable code Experience with Agile development methodologies Desired Skills:At least 10+ years of hands-on development experience as a senior developer or technical team lead building applications using the .NET Framework, .Net core, C#, Visual Studio 2017 or higher10+ years of experience of building high-performance Web Services (REST, gRPC, SOAP), 1-2 years’ experience building cloud native applications preferably in Azure cloud Extensive experience with design patterns, system architectural concepts and frameworks..Technical expertise in building and tuning multi-threaded high performant .NET/.Net core applications. Strong server-side development skills designing and developing high traffic applications in a fast-paced environment Experience with UI technologies such as AngularExperience with CI/CDExperience with agile development and scrum methodologies UML experience is nice to have Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are mandatory Excellent Organizational ExperienceBroad experience working with a wide range of managers, developers, other departments in IT organization and business folks is required. Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. AAMVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer—M/F/D/V
Senior Level
Management
Bachelors Required
12d ago
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4.7

Manager, Federal IT Audit

KPMG
Information Technology Manager Job in McLean, VA
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Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. KPMG is currently seeking a Manager to join Federal Technology Assurance in our Audit practice. KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event.
Mid Level
Management
Bachelors Required
New
4d ago
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4.5

Manager, IT Audit

Navy Federal Credit Union
Information Technology Manager Job in Fairfax, VA
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Drive change management and process improvement efforts through collaboration and analysis of department objectives Represent the department, acting on behalf of department leadership, as liaison and spokesperson to Navy Federal committees, other Departments and senior management regarding all areas of IT and Information
Entry Level
Management
14d ago
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4.8

Manager, Global Compensation Operations Reporting & Information - REMOTE

Estee Lauder
Information Technology Operations Manager Job, Remote or New York, NY
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As needed, partners with HRCR system developer, One Source HR Functional and Reporting teams, and Information Technology (IT) group in the design and development of enhancements to HR Connect Reporting (OBIEE) platform and data integrations with HR Connect Dashboard (Visier) platform.
Management
60d+ ago
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Manager IT Infrastructure Operations

Astound Broadband Powered By RCN
Information Technology Operations Manager Job in Lanham, MD
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Astound Broadband is looking for a Manager, IT Infrastructure Operations that will manage the infrastructure team.
Mid Level
Senior Level
Management
High School Diploma Preferred
New
3d ago
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3.8

IT Audit Senior Manager

Cotton & Company
Information Technology Manager Job in Alexandria, VA
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We have an immediate need for an IT Audit Senior Manager with 8 or more years of relevant experience to supervise and perform testing of information systems for financial statement audits.
Senior Level
Management
Bachelors Preferred
12d ago
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4.9

Senior IT Manager - Software Engineering

USAA
Senior Information Technology Manager Job, Remote or Youngtown, AZ
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We are seeking a talented Senior IT Manager Software Engineer for our San Antonio, Phoenix or Plano facility.
Mid Level
Senior Level
Management
Bachelors Required
New
1d ago
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Information Technology Specialist

Hanley Energy
Information Technology Specialist Job in Ashburn, VA
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The Information Technology Supervisor will manage and direct the company s information technology (IT) operations, ensuring the department provides efficient and effective technical support service. The Information Technology Supervisor is expected to display good interpersonal skills as they will interact with colleagues from various departments and executive levels.
Mid Level
Bachelors Required
13d ago
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Average Salary For an Information Technology Director

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Information Technology Director is $130,967 per year or $63 per hour. The highest paying Information Technology Director jobs have a salary over $188,000 per year while the lowest paying Information Technology Director jobs pay $90,000 per year

Average Information Technology Director Salary
$130,000 yearly
$63 hourly
Updated July 4, 2022
$90,000
10 %
$130,000
Median
$188,000
90 %

5 Common Career Paths For an Information Technology Director

Chief Information Officer

A chief information officer, also known as CIO, is responsible for the technological development within the company or organization. Primarily overseeing all information technology-related operations, a chief information officer takes the lead in setting the department's budget, developing strategies that will improve computer systems, and implementing policies to attain significant growth in profit and client base. Furthermore, a chief information officer is in charge of managing the workforce behind computer systems, ensuring their efficiency in accomplishing tasks and projects.

Vice President Of Information Technology

A Vice President Of Information Technology supervises an organization's technology initiatives, IT changes, and updates to all projects. They also identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision-making.

Senior Director Of Information & Technology

A senior director of information technology is primarily responsible for overseeing the entire information technology operations in a company, ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow. They are also responsible for devising strategies to identify new marketing opportunities, spearheading the development of new programs for optimal services, managing the budgets and goals, and collaborating with different experts. Furthermore, as a senior director, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce to reach new heights, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations, including its vision and mission.

Vice President

Vice presidents are usually considered the second-in-command in the organization, depending on the organization structure. They take over when the president is unavailable to fulfill duties. They may also represent the organization in external events and other official functions. They are important members of the boardroom, and their opinions are usually sought after as well. Vice presidents are usually poised to follow the president's footsteps in the organization, especially if the president is nearing retirement. They also make urgent and crucial decisions when the president is not available to do so. Vice presidents must have strong business acumen, decision-making skills, and professionalism.

Director, Technical Operations

A director of technical operations is in charge of spearheading the efforts in optimizing business operations. Their responsibilities revolve around performing research and analysis to determine the best operational practices, setting goals and objectives, allocating budgets, coordinating different departments, and evaluating the performance of technicians and engineers. Furthermore, as a director, it is essential to serve as a driving force that leads and encourages the workforce to meet goals and new heights, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.

Illustrated Career Paths For an Information Technology Director

Information Technology Director Jobs FAQs

How much does a director of information technology make?

A director of information technology makes an average annual salary of $136,861, though this varies greatly depending on location and individual qualifications. Top earners yield salaries closer to $200,000.

How much does a head of IT make?

A head of information technology (IT) makes an average annual salary of $136,861, though this number varies greatly, depending on job title, location, and individual qualifications.

The most common information technology (IT) director title is Information Technology Director and yields an average annual salary of $136,861. At the executive C-suite level, depending on the organization's size and structure, chief technology officers (CTO) and chief information officers (CIO) are the lead information technology officer roles.

What are 10 careers in information technology?

Here are ten careers in information technology, including work in hardware, software, multimedia, and various systems:

  1. Computer Programmer

    Computer programmers write code to create software programs. They work in a variety of industries, from gaming to agriculture to healthcare. Anywhere software is needed, which is just about everywhere, there's a computer programmer behind the screen.

    Computer programmers need technical coding experience, an eye for detail, and problem-solving skills, in addition to experience in a variety of coding languages. The most common coding languages used by computer programmers are:

    • HTML

    • JavaScript

    • CSS

    • C++

    • SQL

    • Python

    While it is possible to get a job as a computer programmer without a degree, most employers want programmers with at least an associate's or bachelor's degree in computer science or computer programming.

    The average annual salary for computer programmers is $66,143, with a -7% projected ten-year job growth rate.

  2. Software Developer

    Software developers design the programs computer programmers create. In addition to coding and problem-solving skills, software developers need industry-specific knowledge in order to accurately assess business and client software needs.

    Software developers need at least a bachelor's degree, usually in computer science or software engineering. The most competitive software engineers hold advanced degrees and certifications. Some employers will substitute years of relevant work experience for years of education, though this is rare.

    Software developers make an average annual salary of $80,437, with a 21% ten years projected growth rate.

  3. Systems Administrator

    Systems administrators are largely responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of a business's computer systems. It is their responsibility to ensure the servers are up and running smoothly with strong connections.

    Network administrators have similar roles but maintain all the computers of a network and their connections, whereas systems administrators maintain all the parts of these computers.

    Systems administrators can find work without a degree but will need a bachelor's or master's degree in an information technology field to be competitive.

    A common career track for a systems administrator is an advancement to analyst or engineer before entering a management role. Some systems administrators also work in quality assurance, testing computer systems and software to ensure they meet industry standards.

    Systems administrators make an average annual salary of $68,324, with a 5% ten years projected job growth rate.

  4. Computer Systems Analyst

    Computer systems analysts are responsible for optimization of an organization's computer systems. The work of a systems analyst complements that of systems and network administrators and engineers.

    While administrators deal with day-to-day maintenance, systems analysts are more specifically responsible for troubleshooting solutions to problems and creating better systems. Systems engineers, on the other hand, are responsible for the whole picture.

    Systems analysts need to have technical and interpersonal skills and the ability to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape. Many take courses and attend conferences throughout their careers.

    It is possible to get a job as a computer systems analyst without a degree, but most employers favor candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in information technology and relevant work experience. Many systems analysts work in technical support roles first.

    The annual average salary for a computer systems analyst is $76,082, with a 9% ten years projected growth rate.

  5. Computer Systems Engineer

    Computer systems engineers design, implement and maintain complex computer systems. Their work is aided by administrators and analysts, in addition to network engineers who handle the overarching infrastructure and troubleshoot problems within these systems.

    Systems engineers need technical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills to be successful.

    It is possible to become a systems engineer without a degree, but employers prefer candidates with bachelor's or master's degrees in information technology fields and relevant professional experience.

    Many systems engineers work as technical support specialists, administrators, and analysts before advancing to the role of engineer. Systems engineers have the potential to advance to a manager or lead information technology position with years of experience.

    Systems engineers earn an average annual salary of $71,768, with a 5% projected ten-year job growth.

  6. Web Developer

    Web developers develop websites using coding, in much the same way programmers develop software. The most commonly used coding language for web development is PHP (hypertext preprocessor).

    Web developers need technical coding experience, an eye for detail and design, and strong problem-solving skills.

    As with many information technology careers, a degree is not required to work in this field, but they are heavily favored by employers. Many web developers get into independent consulting or advance to information technology manager and director roles after years of experience.

    Web developers make an average of $72,539 per year, with a 13% projected ten-year job growth rate.

  7. Database Administrator

    Database administrators are responsible for the storage and organization of large amounts of data. They need experience with database languages, such as Oracle/SQL, and must be detail-oriented and good problem solvers.

    Database administrator jobs require an associate's or bachelor's degree in an information technology field, with preference given to advanced degrees and industry experience.

    Database administrators make an average annual salary of $74,168, with a 9% projected ten-year job growth rate.

  8. Data Scientist

    Data scientists analyze and interpret the data database administrators have made available to them. Their results have a wide range of implications in various industries.

    Data scientists have developed data-driven solutions to a variety of problems, from creating personalized healthcare recommendations to trading automation to targeted social media content creation.

    A bachelor's degree in data science or a comparable field is required to get a job as a data scientist. Some common degrees data scientists hold are:

    • computer science

    • statistics

    • physics

    • economics

    • applied mathematics.

    Data scientists need experience in coding and statistical modeling. Big data experience is a plus, which can be gained in a degree program like physics.

  9. Computer Forensics Analyst/Investigator

    Computer forensics analysts or investigators are digital detectives responsible for helping solve criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence from technological devices like cellular devices and computer hard drives.

    Working in computer forensics requires certifications in systems engineering and specific technical knowledge, such as experience with helix software and cubic hardware. The aspiring systems engineer should be extremely detail-oriented with superior written communication and problem-solving skills.

    The average annual salary for a computer forensics analyst or investigator is $43,000, with a 14% projected ten-year job growth rate.

  10. Ethical Hacker

    Ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, are cybersecurity consultants who consensually penetrate or hack a computer system, network, or application to identify its vulnerabilities. Organizations hire ethical hackers with the end goal of finding and fixing weaknesses within their computer systems.

    The work of an ethical hacker is dynamic and challenging. Ethical hackers are experts in cybersecurity. They also need superior problem-solving and communication skills, as they need to relay complex technical information in a digestible way.

    Technically a degree is not required, but degrees in computer science and cybersecurity are highly favored by organizations looking to hire ethical hackers. Many cybersecurity professionals also hold a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

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