This senior technology executive will be responsible for providing overall technical leadership and direction for the company’s technology acquisition and product development programs.
Will develop maintain and oversee the implementation of the company’s technology road map for the commercial and government divisions lead the technical evaluations of acquisitions identify needed new technologies recommend whether these should be developed or acquired represent the company to the Information Security and IT industry at forums conferences and on standards bodies oversee product development to ensure consistency with the technology road map and to maximize leverage of R&D investment across products and divisions.
The technology will report to the Corporate Vice President for Strategic Planning and Technology and will work closely with senior executives across the company to ensure the strategic technology and product goals of the company are achieved • Develops and maintains the companies technology road map and product integration strategy and requirements. • Primary technical representative to the Security Technology Industry • Conducts technical assessments of new technology for partnerships and potential acquisitions • Identifies technology trends and investment opportunities so that recommendations can be made on products and technology investments • Provides thought leadership internally and externally through industry conferences publications and speaking engagements. • Conducts assessments of competing products and technologies and recommends investments as appropriate. • Ensures that there is optimal leverage between the commercial and government divisions in development of products and technology • Ensures product development is kept on track to meet corporate product roadmap objectives • Creates and maintains the technology roadmap for the company and ensure product developments adhere to the road map. • Acts as technical lead for the patent committee • Maintains a complete understanding of corporate Intellectual Property and ensure effective use across the company • Represents Company on government and industry boards and standards committees as appropriate. • Establishes and coordinates responsibilities and procedures among subordinate divisions and departments supporting all business units in technology matters • Keeps abreast of new technologies and how they can impact the company’s products and technology roadmaps. • Develops recommendations for investments in new technologies - in house
Requirements: 15-20 years technical experience with prior experience as a Chief Technology Officer. Proven track record developing solutions to business problems using technology. Strong understanding of IT industry technologies systems and products and the vulnerabilities and threats to them Ability to translate business problems into technology and product investments that can address the business problems
Excellent leadership communication presentation skills Strong ability to work with government and industry customers and partners and at the executive and senior technical levels both within and outside the company Ability to synthesize complex technical challenges into programs and decisions to create the products and business forward Strong information security background in all facets of security and risk management – technologies systems hardware software encryption and key management. Excellent planning organizing and decision making skills
EDUCATION: BS EE/CS/CE/IS or equivalent MS preferred MBA an added plus
IT Project Management, General-Other: IT-Software Development, Systems Analysis - IT
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