Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director of Strategy and Enterprise Architecture

Information Technology Manager 4 (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220907-1564MP-001


Are you an IT leader looking to take on a new challenge? If so, we want you to check out this exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Bureau of Information Technology Solutions (BITS) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Director of Strategy and Enterprise Architecture (Information Technology Manager 4) to drive the transformation of services provided by the State of Connecticut to modern, digital experiences while enabling efficiencies within government operations.

This position will report to the State CIO and take the lead in establishing the state’s enterprise architecture that will support implementation of user-friendly services, evolution to cloud-based technologies, establish interoperability to enable data sharing and analytics across departments, improve security, and reduce cost.

Successful candidates will possess enterprise architecture experience at large company, system implementation experience, and an operational support background.

As a member of this innovative team, you will be performing duties in a managerial capacity.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Hybrid work environment (located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT)

  • Leading the development of initial assessments, strategies, portfolio analysis, project plans, market capabilities, and roadmaps for the state’s technical strategy and architecture
  • Developing to-be enterprise solution architectures and strategies to bridge from as-is to to-be, accounting for constraints in regulation, legacy systems, existing processes, organizational dynamics, budget, talent, and time
  • Collaborating with staff from across the state to connect similar business and agency needs, initiatives, and strategies
  • Leading the discovery, evaluation, and prioritization of emerging technology projects and pilots that align with the state’s short- and long-term plans
  • Identifying design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommending changes or enhancements
  • Aligning standards and frameworks with overall business and technology strategy
  • Developing process improvement recommendations that will help align activities with enterprise service strategy
  • Helping to identify opportunities for efficiency, cost savings, and collaboration
  • Creating and identifying solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity requirements
  • Engineering repeatable, sustainable IT solutions where no service currently exists
  • Identifying and managing partnerships with service providers that will assist with responsibilities
  • Researching and maintaining an awareness of industry trends for IT, business, and other relevant areas in order to provide recommendations on technology tools and purchases and identifying and securing resources for technology expansion and integration
  • Working with leadership to define metrics and reporting strategies that effectively communicate organizational successes and progress of projects, process improvement, or change management initiatives
  • Developing strategies, processes, and procedures to evaluate and continually improve service delivery and customer satisfaction and to elicit customer feedback

The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

View the video below to learn what it's like to be part of this new BITS team!

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.



Within the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Information Technology Solutions and Centers of Information Technology Excellence, these classes are accountable for the management and direction of information systems, applications development, management and implementation of complex information technology projects implementing business and technical requirements into architectural blueprints, maintenance, computer operations and similar information technology functions including technical and support staff.


Plans, organizes and manages all operations and activities of an information technology services unit, division, function or location; responsible for meeting all data processing or information technology needs of the respective unit, division, function or location; establishes priorities for systems development and information technology projects in accordance with agency requirements; coordinates, plans and manages solution architecture projects; directs the planning, design and implementation of complex storage solution configuration; develops plans for future utilization information technology services in the overall agency program; within the financial resources of the agency ensuring the development of high quality, low-cost technology solutions aligned with the needs of the State and its agencies; aligns information technology planning with the business strategy; leads and influences the development of standards and decisions regarding changes to systems/applications; manages information systems activities within areas such as IT infrastructure and architecture, applications development, networks, computer operations and support; oversees information technology projects from conception to completion; works with leadership team to maximize cross-team contributions; leads information technology operations to ensure exceptional quality and timely response to all customer service issues; interfaces regularly with clients/customers; stays abreast of local, regional and national industry trends; understands the major economic, political, technological and competitive trends affecting technology; to capture competitive advantages, searches out challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve; compares information technology with those of significant competitors and makes appropriate adjustments; coordinates the use of key people, resources, technologies, process, and capabilities to reach strategic goals; sets an example by acting in ways that are consistent with shared department values; fosters collaboration by promoting cooperative goals, building trust and enlisting others in a common vision; strengthens staff by providing choice, developing competence and offering visible support; focuses on continuous learning for self and staff; actively acknowledges individual and team accomplishments; leverages technological solutions to meet business needs; performs related duties as required.


· Plan and Deploy for Business Results, which includes the ability to develop and implement business plans, IT plans, budget plans, and human resource plans in order to maximize budget allocations, technology, personnel and other resources to achieve agency and program goals.

· Lead Change, which includes innovation, the ability to be a creative problem solver and a strategic thinker, and the ability to recognize and develop opportunities to grow and develop information technology services in response to customers and a changing work environment

· Focus on Results and Quality, including exercising and promoting accountability, and the ability to analyze surveys, financial and other data, and use strategic planning and performance measurement techniques to continuously improve performance and maintain competitiveness

· Understand Customers and Markets, which includes the ability to establish customer satisfaction and loyalty, forecast and conduct market analyses, keep ahead of industry trends and incorporate “best practices” into information technology operations.

· Lead People, including the ability to resolve conflict, communicate effectively, coach and train employees, recognize performance, and foster diversity and teamwork.

· Build Coalitions, including the ability to explain and advocate facts and ideas in a convincing manner, to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally, to gain cooperation from others, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

· Business Knowledge, including knowledge of the technical, professional, procedural and legal requirements of the specific information technology area.


Ten (10) years of experience in computer or network administration, architecture, operations, production control, systems development, information technology analysis and planning.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted to be at the level of an Information Technology Manager 2.


1. College training in computer science, management information systems or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s Degree.

2. A Master’s Degree in computer science, management information systems or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering, or Technology
  • Experience in enterprise software delivery
  • Experience with delivering cloud-based solutions
  • Experience in delivering technology services to consumers to conduct business transactions
  • Experience in technology consulting



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.