Director of Information Technology (IT)

Illuminate Education - Irvine, California - Full time

Position Overview

The Director of Information Technology, will be responsible for all areas of the IT organization including IT infrastructure, desktop services, enterprise apps, IT analytics, integration, and compliance. The Director of Information Technology will be responsible for the reliability, scalability, security and maturity of our systems to support our rapidly growing business using the industry best practices. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader/manager who possesses a complimentary balance of business and technology in a SaaS environment with an emphasis on business value, quality of service, system integrity and stability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the IT workforce strategy for speed of execution and process and optimization.
  • Assess technical staffing needs (on-shore, off-shore, and staff augmentation) to deliver with a bias for action.
  • Functional responsibility for productivity applications, security, collaboration infrastructure.
  • Work with senior leadership to create multi-year operating plan with focus on business impact.
  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and drive investments.
  • Manage IT budget and drive sequencing and investment tradeoffs, driving build or buy decisions to ensure the deployment of technology solutions (both off-the-shelf and custom-built applications).
  • Communicate strategy, objectives, and performance results to the executive team and cross-functional partners.
  • Partner with other senior leaders across the company to translate technology capabilities into strategic business decisions.
  • Build a strong long-term technology strategy that aligns with company strategic plan and influences the overall company direction.
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage.
  • Create, implement, and enforce internal and external technological company policies in alignment with long-term strategies.
  • Drive accountability and metrics ownership to translate strategy into results.
  • Align and inspire your organization by effectively communicating and engaging the team in the strategy.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent experience inclusive of 15+ years managing and delivering IT services and projects in a technology environment, preferably in SAAS business models.
  • Deep understanding of business operations and financial systems in the context of operational business processes.
  • Extensive knowledge surrounding how various technologies will interact with both internal company data and external customer data, especially pertaining to privacy, data transfer, and/or data storage; strong preference of familiarity of student data regulations, but not required.
  • Track record for delivery in high-growth, rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to champion and drive a culture of continuous learning to improve execution and remove roadblocks that are holding the team back.
  • Strategic partner who can translate business problems to technology solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively across the business to influence and create client value.
  • Passion for developing and building teams and processes.
  • Interest and experience in helping organizations scale and flourish during high growth periods.
  • Action-oriented leader who gets things done.
  • Growth mindset, sense of curiosity and dedication to the team's success.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education is the leading provider of integrated K-12 SaaS-based software and content solutions. Driven by data and insights that reveal opportunities for growth, Illuminate's innovative tools are designed to increase the power of teaching and the delight of learning.

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