Chief Technology Officer   

Industry: Aviation / Aerospace | Dallas, TX, USA 3 month's ago
Primary Skills Required
previous experience in similar role as a technology leader

Resource Type
Direct Hire

175,000.00 to 185,000.00 Salary - Total Comp


Job Description

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) leads the technology function and is responsible for the advancement of company policy and practices in the design, planning, procurement, and implementation of technology. Technology is defined in the broader sense as the hardware, software, connectivity and related matters relative to data, voice, conferencing, low voltage applications, and enabling/assistive technologies.

The CTO is responsible for the management of technology services, including staff, consulting/contractual resources, and operating and capital finances. The CTO implements and manages major initiatives and must have exceptional skill in directing a variety of projects.

Working closely with the Senior Executive team, the CTO influences technical and architectural aspects of company-wide technology decisions. The CTO assists organizational leaders in the development of new, and repositioning of existing, programs and services as it relates to technology. The position is responsible for the highest possible level of employee and customer satisfaction in the area of technology and the identification and monitoring of performance measurements towards service excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a technology strategy to support the company’s Value Creation Plan
  • Enable other departments in using technology effectively
  • Build processes for data protection and quality assurance
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators and metrics
  • Serve as the technical program manager for all company technology-related projects.
  • Ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, software, and ASP applications.
  • Create solid project management teams that can ensure all projects are on time and within budget while meeting the needs of our key stakeholders.
  • Work with the CFO to manage and oversee all financial and business planning activities related to technology projects.
  • Lead and support program budgeting and strategic planning processes.
  • Manage the complex procurement process for IT solutions.
  • Manage contractors and consultants, as well as recruit and retain a talented pool of IT, policy, and project management professionals.
  • Responsible for communicating changes in technology climate affecting operations and required strategy changes.

Essential Competencies

  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend specialized information and keep up-to-date on the latest technology innovations and developments.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. Ability to address emergency and non-emergency situations calmly and thoroughly, applying common sense to the resolution of problems.
  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility, account for actions, and deliver upon expectations.
  • Change Management - Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.

Skills and Experience

  • M.B.A. or Master’s degree in Management, Information Resource Management or another technical field
  • 15 or more years of senior-level management or consulting experience in a similar job.