San Jose Is Recruiting for 2 Deputy CIOs

The city is seeking two deputy chief information officers, both of whom would work under Chief Information Officer Rob Lloyd and Assistant CIO/Chief Technology Officer Jerry Driessen to execute “a strategic work plan focusing on equity, engagement and resilience with city departments,” Lloyd said.

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San Jose is recruiting for two key positions to fill out the city’s IT leadership ranks — one for Infrastructure and Operations, the other for Business Solutions.

The city is seeking two deputy chief information officers (DCIOs), both of whom would work under Chief Information Officer Rob Lloyd and Assistant CIO/Chief Technology Officer Jerry Driessen to execute “a strategic work plan focusing on equity, engagement and resilience with city departments,” Lloyd said.

The positions are:

  • The DCIO for Business Solutions, who oversees a portfolio of productivity and collaboration platforms, enterprise resource planning, data administration, utilities billing and a limited set of specialized software applications.
  • The DCIO for Infrastructure and Operations, who oversees a portfolio including telecommunications, hyperconverged infrastructure systems with multicloud access, customer tech support and Active Directory.
The vacancies follow the retirement of Amanda Le, whom Lloyd called “our long-time and beloved DCIO for Infrastructure and Operations,” and the departure of the DCIO who oversaw the Business Solutions section.  

Lloyd told Techwire in an email that San Jose “is the most thinly resourced of all big-city IT shops, but has a long record of accomplishing big things regardless,” citing San Jose’s first-place finish in the 2020 Digital Cities Awards for “an exceptional record of service delivery, customer and vendor partnership, and innovation.”

Lloyd also touted the city’s record of public-private partnerships as “second to none, with alliances with Armorblox, AT&T, Dell, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, UrbanLogiq, Verizon, VMware, Zoom and many others.”

“An ability to work across departments and domains is vital,” Lloyd said, “as the city taps its tech leaders to solve our transformational challenges, including housing insecurity, transportation, public safety, digital workforce/public/services and digital inclusion.” The DCIOs “must be able to run stellar operations, sustain superior internal and external relationships and solve big problems through technology with their teams,” he added.

Each position has an annual salary range of $124,012 to $193,173. The first review of applications is scheduled for April 14. Additional details about the position and the application process are available on the city website.

Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire.