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Departments Recruiting for Chief Technology Officer, Software Architect

The State Treasurer’s Office is seeking a CTO, and the Office of the Inspector General is recruiting for a specialist in solution architecture.

State departments are recruiting for key positions in technology, including chief technology officer (CTO) and software architect.

The State Treasurer’s Office is seeking a chief technology officer (IT Manager II) to oversee the IT Infrastructure (Workplace & Collaboration Services, Network and Systems Support) and Application Management sections. The CTO, according to the job posting and duty statement, will be “the thought leader on innovation initiatives in application development and IT infrastructure. The incumbent will oversee and mentor subordinate staff, as well as formulate service improvement plans and strategic initiatives.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field (master's degree preferred).
  • Proven experience in a senior technology leadership role, preferably as a CTO, division director or similar.
  • Experience in banking or financial services sector is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in application development, IT infrastructure and cybersecurity.
  • Experience with cloud migration or application modernization in cloud (AWS or Microsoft Azure).

The monthly salary range is $10,734 to $13,048, and the recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled.

The California Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a software architect (IT Specialist III) to act as a technical lead and solution architect “responsible for defining, designing, developing, documenting, coordinating and integrating the products” managed within the IT Unit.

“The incumbent implements IT solutions to meet enterprise business objectives, and performs duties of software architecture; software development; software integration; software testing; software production deployment; and maintenance of infrastructure and software systems including user research; user-centric design; development or configuration; testing; and implementation,” the job posting says.

“This role requires expertise in full-stack software design, development, testing and deployment using Java and/or PHP and/or Python on Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud computing,” the posting says. “Hands-on experience with application development, design skills in development of software solutions, frameworks, interfaces, and components and hands-on experience with at least one cloud type, e.g. Azure and/or U.S.Gov. and/or State of CA Gov Cloud and/or AWS and/or GCP, etc. is also essential. Strong understanding of application architecture, integration patterns, experience with software development and implementations, and knowledge of interoperability of multiple architectural platforms and systems are needed.”

More details are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,961 to $12,009, and the application deadline is June 14.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.