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Deputy Secretary - Chief Technology Officer

Executive IX

Recruitment #24-009609-0001


We are seeking a dynamic individual for to be our next  Deputy Secretary - Chief Technology Officer.  

This position will serve as a strategic advisor to the Secretary of the agency and play a prominent role on our senior executive team with broad responsibility over IT engineering, products, and service delivery.


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Dept. of Information Technology
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will lead DoIT in long-term Information Technology innovation, strategy, investment, growth, and policy. The CTO will build solid relationships and work effectively with leaders across the agency, including operations, data and innovation, security, communications and legal. The CTO will directly support DoIT’s ongoing transformation and growth.

***This is an Executive Service position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority***


Lead internal applications, hardware, cloud and infrastructure, and service delivery teams at DoIT and continue a culture of agile and collaborative software development at speed, cultivating a willingness to experiment, disrupt, fail, succeed, and keep trying throughout the organization. 

Play a significant role in developing DoIT’s strategy and align engineering infrastructure and capital with that strategy. Help the company achieve its short and long-term goals by focusing the right engineering resources in the right place at the right time.

Partner with the SCISO to strengthen our information security environment and systems and work proactively to reduce vulnerabilities.

Advance the company's technical capacity and progress by monitoring the latest digital trends, identifying potential opportunities, and focusing our efforts accordingly.

Lead our partnerships with large technology platforms.

Cultivate a fast, brave, innovative, experimental, metrics-driven, and customer-focused culture not only within our own agency but across all units of state government.


Education:  A Bachelors degree in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, software engineering, information systems, computer engineering or related field.

Experience:  Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the information technology engineering field, including hands-on experience in several different technology functions (e.g., software development, cloud-based technical architecture, product management, big data, and information security).

Three years of this experience should be in a senior leadership role performing supervisory duties in a large, complex, interdependent organization that includes engineering and related functions.

Experience building customer-facing products that increase audience, revenue, and future growth opportunities.

Note: Candidates may substitute one year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis for the required Bachelors' degree.



Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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