Vice President IT Operations


Reference #: 7421
Delivering mission-critical, electronic solutions that protect lives.  Use your creativity and critical thinking to take our products from concept to customer.
At CAES, we engineer solutions for the worlds most critical missions. We serve customers in the defense and aerospace markets.
Seeking a career that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Looking for a position with a company that offers long-term professional advancement?  Searching for a place that values a diverse, team-based environment?  One that values YOU.  Consider CAES.
The most important thing we build is TRUST

Are you a strategic Servant-Leader? Do you value leading and inspiring your teams?  #CAES is seeking a Vice-President of IT Operations. This is a key leadership position who will direct the teams in charge of cloud services, unified communications, network services, data center operations, servers and storage platforms, service monitoring, and service desk. This reports into the CIO and works closely with IT and InfoSec leaders, including enterprise architecture, information security and application development, to design and execute on the companys technology roadmap. The role is a forward-looking technology leader who can develop an infrastructure strategy and drive through to execution and support. The Ultimate Vice President of IT Infrastructure is a member of the IT senior leadership team, and reporting to the CIO, the VP of Infrastructure and Operations is an influential role, making investment and priority trade-off decisions, negotiating and managing vendor contracts, and recruiting, retaining, and developing high performing teams. The role will provide vision and leadership to a team.  This role is remote and can be based anywhere in the United States.

Partner with senior management to establish a robust information technology roadmap and the companys technology infrastructure vision, system architecture and lead all aspects of the companys technological planning and development
Create and implement technology strategies and align to the business and IT strategy
Align the companys technology resources with the organizations short- and long-term goals
Serve on the IT leadership to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational goals
Proactively identify gaps, risks and issues and navigates organizational structure to resolve them
Mentor and lead a team that is extraordinarily customer-centric, delivers business value and is well respected within CAES
Ensures corporate infrastructure and services are secure, scalable, flexible and compliant by creating and working with technology team and InfoSec to implement a robust business security plan
Supporting engineering teams
Lead technical support efforts for partners and internal stakeholders
Discovering and implementing new technologies that yield competitive advantage
Attracting, retaining and developing high caliber talent across the IT Infrastructure and operations team
Supervising system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
Building quality assurance, data protection and disaster recovery processes
Develop succession plans, personal development goals, training and Leadership to the Infrastructure and Operations team
Create and oversee high-level KPIs for IT Infrastructure and Operations
Monitoring KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
Handle vendor relationships with all IT and Infrastructure suppliers
Establish SLAs with technology partners and vendors
Perform acquisition integration and due diligence as needed

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field.
10 years of dynamic IT Infrastructure leadership experience.
7 years of experience and a track record of building and managing strong IT teams.
Knowledge of CMMC, ITAR, NIST.
This position requires access to technology, aterials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws. In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a “US Person” under US export laws (or eligible for approval under a U.S. Government export license).
The ability to gain and maintain Active Secret Clearance.
Proven experience as a CTO or similar leadership role.
Aerospace/Defense experience a plus!
Extensive experience with cloud-based infrastructure like AWS.
Experience with modern web development languages: Python, JVM, Angular.js, React.js.
Knowledge and experience developing security and data protection best practices.
Understanding of budgets and business-planning.
Salary Range: $230,675 – $284,949 annually.  Applicable pay within the posted range may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, geographical location, job function of the position, education, and experience of the successful candidate.


We take care of our people and provide competitive health, wealth and wellbeing benefits – from day one. Youll also discover learning and development opportunities so you can take your career to the next level – and beyond.

Other benefits include:
Comprehensive PTO, Paid Holiday and Paid Family Leave Programs.
Student Loan Repayment Program & Tuition Reimbursement
9/80 Alternate Work Week Schedule
Tailored Management/Leadership Training
Innovative Medical Programs, Including Family Forming

CAES is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry.  From human spaceflight and space exploration, to missile defense and electronic warfare, to healthcare solutions addressing COVID-19, our talented team develop high performing electronic solutions that work the first time, every time.

At CAES we welcome differences and celebrate new ideas. We believe the diversity of our people inspires our creativity and drives our innovation. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please email

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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