The Chief Engineering Officer is a senior leader in the Department of Innovation and Technology in the City of Boston, reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer.The Department of Innovation and Technology provides and maintains mission-critical technologies for the City’s more than 18,000 employees and the hundreds of thousands of constituents they serve. With approximately 150 employees and an annual budget of approximately $50M, DoIT delivers an effective foundation of technology that serves more than 40 departments and millions of direct constituent interactions.
The Chief Engineering Officer oversees the software engineering practice of the City: establishing standards and policies for the development and procurement of software - identifying what when should software be developed or procured, technology standards that determine interoperability of systems, improving technology development practices and implementing methodologies that improve the quality and security of software and infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have familiarity implementing DevOps, continuous integration environments, data engineering, automated testing. The candidate will also have extensive knowledge of architectural patterns. The Chief Engineering Officer will work closely with technology groups across the City to support the implementation of standards, policies, and best practices. The Chief Engineering Officer will manage highly technical and skilled individuals and contractors that will benefit from learning best practices. The right candidate will bring an entrepreneurial attitude, along with the right combination of grit and patience to drive meaningful change in a large organization full of caring public servants.
Background and Skills
Boston Residency Required
Non-Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/MM2