CIO, Head, Information Technology
The Head of the Information Technology Department and CIO is responsible for the long range planning, operations, systems support, software and hardware development (including high-performance cluster computing applications) and cyber security for scientific, engineering and business computing at PPPL (including the implementation of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system). This includes the management of 2 major data centers supporting real-time data acquisition and control of a major experimental facility, scientific research and analysis, business and CAD applications as well as management and support of all distributed computing services, such as wide and local area networks, desktop computing and telecommunications/collaboration services. This position manages a staff of up to 40 professional engineers and support staff, providing services to 600 local and remotely located scientists, engineers, administrators and students. This position is responsible for a budget of approximately $5 million per year. In addition to the technical, fiscal and administrative responsibilities, this position is accountable for assuring personnel safety of his/her staff and secure operation of all equipment under his/her purview. As CIO the position has external responsibilities and accountabilities, particularly relating to the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal government initiatives and reporting requirements.
The position qualifications include a BA/BS in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a related field and a minimum of 12 years of experience with progressive relevant technical, project management and supervisory responsibilities. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong technical and interpersonal skills as well. Experience in a scientific environment, an academic and/or in the federal laboratory system is a strong plus. An advanced degree and/or specialized related training, such as cyber security training are also a plus. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance.