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Chief Information Officer - CIO (17-0313) in Herndon, VA at ePlus

Date Posted: 1/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Herndon, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Herndon, VA (Must live in a commutable distance OR be willing to move to commutable distance) 

Job Purpose:

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers—many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs—keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.

As the CIO, you will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for the organization’s information systems function to support the ongoing expansion and mission success for ePlus.  You will partner and collaborate with other senior staff and department heads to define the IT vision for the organization and define and execute the overall IT strategy to support organizational goals and objectives, providing leadership to the IT department and other department heads in order to support the company’s culture, mission and values. This is the highest IT leadership role for the enterprise.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering-centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Job Responsibilities:

Technology Trends – Identify and understand emerging and evolving technology/platform

Strategic Planning – The CIO has complete ownership of the establishment and execution of the enterprise wide IT strategy and roadmap, and ensures its alignment with the enterprise's business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success.

Budgeting – Create operating and capital budgets to balance strategic plans, risk mitigation, and operational support requirements. 

Information Security – Ensure integrity of organization-wide data, proprietary information, and related intellectual property through information security and access management.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance – Establish policies, procedures and controls to ensure the effective and efficient use of IT resources and assets to achieve the company’s goals. Work with Executive Management and independent counsel to comply with applicable government regulations.

Organization and Staff Management –Develop and maintain an IT workforce with the appropriate mix of business knowledge, technical skills and competencies that balance the needs between growing the agility required to achieve business objectives and ensuring the core IT functions are reliable, stable and efficient.

Provide Strategic Direction and Oversight for:

  • Enterprise Architecture and R&D.
  • Software Engineering
  • Infrastructure and Operations
  • Data Management
  • Helpdesk
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Vendor Management, Software Licensing and Maintenance Agreements
  • Computer
  • Managed/Professional Services Support
  • Audit Support
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Job Knowledge/Skills:

  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate an IT vision that inspires and motivates IT staff and aligns to the business strategy
  • Ability to instill confidence in the business and demonstrate the business value of IT
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic people plan that ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right time and that employees are highly engaged and satisfied
  • Ability to drive organizational change and build capabilities that effectively balance the needs between continuously exploiting capabilities to optimize operational efficiency and delivering innovative and agile IT solutions
  • IT Governance Frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, SOC 1/SSAE 18, ATA 101 SOC 2, PCI-DSS
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cyber security concepts, principles, methods, and products
  • Governmental regulations regarding SPAM, privacy, record retention, export compliance, and security
  • Business principles and techniques of administration, organization, and management
  • Business process analysis and design, project management, systems design and development

Proven Skills in:

  • IT strategic planning
  • Organization design and development
  • Management and leadership
  • Leading IT transformational initiatives in complex environments
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Negotiation with vendors, contractors, and others
  • Budget preparation and monitoring

    Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with increasing responsibilities for the management and support of enterprise-wide information systems and information technology
  • 5 to 7 years of leadership experience


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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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