What does a Director of Technology do?

Technology managers coordinate information systems in locations including companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations. They ensure the organization’s computer hardware, software, and database management systems, internet servers, and telecommunication services are working properly. They coordinate and configure the systems to ensure they are performing at optimal speed.

Technology managers meet with management teams to discuss how information technology will help the organization achieve its latest goals, and they train end-users on operating software and databases. As leaders of tech support teams, they oversee installation of hardware and software and train the systems’ end users. They also strive to integrate various information systems. Technology managers have a bachelor’s degree in technology management, computer science, management information systems, or information technology. Some technology managers also have technology certification for their specific industry, including financial management. Some have completed the management of technology certificate or relevant degree programs through a college or a university.

What responsibilities are common for Director of Technology jobs?
  • Lead, facilitate, and participate in company and team level strategy initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities and risks, recommend, develop, implement and support industry-leading digital and technology solutions.
  • Primary owner of operating relationships with tech partners and vendors.
  • Serve as a working project manager for projects and programs.
  • Directly partner with the marketing team at all levels to support the development of marketing strategies with appropriate digital capabilities as part of the coordinated plan.
  • Develop and review budgets and ensure they comply with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives.
  • Create business cases for investment in deep partnerships with industry vertical ISVs and drive strategic outcomes through executive engagement.
  • Actively support the resolution of ambiguous, complex problems that cross organizational boundaries.
  • Manage and provide direction and mentorship to a growing team.
  • Oversee privacy and data governance matters.
  • Develop client specific roadmaps/paths for success and business outcomes.
  • The resource is expected to lead resolving any run-the-bank issues encountered in all environments, especially production.
  • Conduct weekly one on one and regular team meetings.
  • Conduct design and code reviews to ensure compliance with standards.
  • System engineering skills to decompose technical solutions into effective cost models.
  • Ensure that all components of the IT infrastructure are maintained appropriately.
  • Build confidence and inspire support through a convincing presentation style.
  • Develop and maintain standard and subscription reports for obtaining statistics and demographics from the organizations software suite.
  • Requires both strategic planning and tactical execution.
  • Actively develop new approaches and opportunities for expanding customer base.
  • Document software policies, procedures, data standards/flows and change orders for new or revised database functions.
  • Ensure hardware and software operate in conformance with specifications.
What are the typical qualifications for Director of Technology jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, food science or electronic technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with BIM, Agile, R Language, IVR, SQL, SOC, and GIS software and systems.
  • Experience with the software development life cycle.
  • Prior experience in a consulting position.
  • Fluency in business case development and enterprise resource planning.
  • A collaborator and problem solver with strict attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working in surveying and frameworks as well as computing and terminations.
  • Committed to operational excellence.
  • Deploys critical thinking and leadership skills throughout the scope of work.
  • Experience in reality capture and phantoms.
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How much does a Director of Technology make?

Confident
$188,989 /yr
Total Pay
$140,355
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$48,634
 /yr

Additional Pay

$188,989

 / yr
$116K$314K
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“4. Company is very transparent and truly pays attention to personal growth and development.”

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“My peers in the development space were awesome to work with and top notch talent.”

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“Anunta is a great place to work and I am proud to work with Anunta.”

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“Apart from self sense of ownership which can be quite addictive but don’t see any cons as such”

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“There are many programs that are started regularly to recognize peers and others who are always good to boost morale and motivate.”

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Jun 28, 2021

“Good and timely salary.”

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Sep 21, 2021

“Unstructured projects and not much mentorship.”

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Jun 13, 2022

“I really enjoyed working with the rest of the teachers and the family and kids were an added bonus.”

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