DTI Team Director Infrastructure and Engineering

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #052121-MUAD01-110300

Introduction


Looking for a rewarding career in the fast-paced technology industry? Look no further!

The Department of Technology & Information (DTI) is Delaware’s central IT organization committed to providing technology services and collaborative solutions for Delaware while working to improve the lives of Delawareans through advanced technologies that innovate government services. 

In addition to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest, DTI acknowledges and values the diversity of our employees. DTI recognizes that fostering a diverse workforce provides remarkable benefits in terms of innovative thinking, increased collection of skills and experiences, greater teamwork, and higher morale.

To learn more visit DTI’s Website at https://dti.delaware.gov/

Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, DTI has implemented temporary telecommuting arrangements for newly hired employees whose job duties are conducive to working from home. These arrangements are expected to be short term and will be monitored by DTI supervisors.

 

Summary Statement

Principal responsibilities include overall strategic and technical leadership of world class technical teams in an Information Technology environment, which focuses on strategic innovation, enterprise technologies, infrastructure, security, policies and procedures.  Position is responsible for providing leadership and expertise in the development, implementation and management of DTI’s initiatives in support of the agency’s goals, mission and vision.  Position promotes leading-edge thinking and develops innovative and best practice IT strategies that are aligned with business and government practices. Inspires and motivates staff by being a catalyst for visionary technology, creative problem solving, solution generation, implementation and teamwork. 

The Director of Infrastructure and Engineering leads the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level infrastructure and platforms related to both private cloud and public cloud compute offerings for the enterprise. This will be a hands-on leader who will develop strategy, including policies, procedures, tools, cost recovery and metrics to align the infrastructure and support operations teams within the Department of Technology and Information. The Director is responsible for coordination support services and prioritizing agency needs with a focus on centralized delivery.

This position requires mastery of multiple disciplines in the technology field.    Beyond technical acumen, the position demands in-depth knowledge and application of professional, leadership techniques, practices, and theories. Strategic innovation and execution are critical to all State organizations both with regard to leadership and direct functional strategies that will impact Government, political subdivisions, constituents, and customers.  Skills gained through a history of successful implementations and leadership will be required to manage and direct staff across many technical disciplines.

This senior level position is responsible for the full life cycle of enterprise-wide hardware and software solutions and will assist in formulating and administering policies and procedures, including implementing long-range goals and objectives.  The position requires high expectations of accomplishment and extraordinary strategic business and industry knowledge, ambition, talent, and people skills.

This position will report to a Chief level Officer on the Senior Management team.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  • A minimum of 8 years hands-on expertise in leading enterprise engineering and information technology teams.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Storage, Data Center virtualization and VMware solutions.
  • Experience in writing RFP’s and negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts for products and services.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  • Experience in cloud platforms, consoles, pricing and services (preferably AWS and Azure).
  • Experience in writing automation (preferably Ansible, PowerCLI and PowerShell).
  • Experience with and knowledge of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) disciplines.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, with emphasis in Computer Science, Information Technology, a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior leadership.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience leading a technical team.
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience in strategic planning demonstrating the ability to develop, analyze and decide among alternative solutions to current and anticipated IT needs.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) as well as effective presentation skills.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory fingerprint based criminal background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a Condition of Hire.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DTI participates in the Federal E-Verify system where we will provide the federal government with each Executive Branch new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources web page.

DTI does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Benefits

Benefits to include:

  • Group Health Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Prescription, Flexible Spending, Long & Short Term Disability Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance, Securian Accident & Critical Illness Insurance, Health Management Programs.
  • 21 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, 12 paid holidays, Up to 12 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 annually.
  • State funded learning opportunities, mentor programs and professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to support services such as Professional Counseling Services, Legal Services, Financial Services.
  • Employer & Employee Funded Pension Plan as well as an Employee Funded Retirement Savings Plan available.

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/ 


Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. 


The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


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