Director of Information Technology


Element Critical is searching for a Director of Information Technology (“IT”) who can provide the vision and leadership for designing, developing and implementing IT initiatives which create customer and/or business value. Responsibilities include influencing and directing the Company’s IT infrastructure and applications evolution to ensure key business strategies and processes are driven by systems that enable change, growth, and flexibility. The Director must ensure the Company’s IT infrastructure is reliable, secure, cost-efficient, and strategically sound, reflecting business needs and best practice in creating value for the company and customers, and coordination with the Executive Team to ensure alignment of the IT strategy with the organization’s overall long-term business strategy.

This position is not limited to the functions and skills listed on this description and responsibilities may be revised as needed.


This person will sit in our Tysons Corner, VA office and will report to the SVP of Engineering and Operations.


  • Lead, develop and implement IT initiatives that enable the Company to compete more vigorously and more profitably in a constantly changing and demanding data center industry
  • Translate the Company’s strategic long-term plan into IT systems and procedures, articulating this critical link to the Company stakeholders including the Company Board, Executive Team and employees
  • Prepare strategic and operational plans for the Company’s Information Technology department to ensure that all necessary Company tools, processes, and systems are in place to meet the requirements of the business and contribute to the achievement of short- and long-term goals of the Company
  • Providing IT leadership among the Operating Team to ensure the Company IT environment addresses the Company’s business needs while enabling growth and flexibility
  • Develop IT policies and procedures to ensure consistency in standards and leveraging of common systems
  • Establish and measure IT performance relative to cost, value creation and customer satisfaction in the key areas of operating systems, network management, and desktop support
  • Protect the company and its operations against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capability, and poor service levels
  • Set office automation standards within the company and oversee acquisition, deployment, and support of office support systems


  • Strong skills in written and oral communication, training, troubleshooting, and problem-solving
  • Solid understanding of project management principles
  • Well-rounded business background with a broad understanding of research and development, marketing, and financials; a Profit and loss (P&L) orientation
  • Verifiable track record of effective leadership which includes strong strategic thinking and successful execution with technical and intellectual resources
  • Ability to establish immediate credibility at all levels, inside and outside the Company
  • Experience with multiple software development methodologies
  • Understanding of and experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle
  • Knowledge of source control management and automated testing concepts


  • 4-year college degree, MBA desired
  • 10+ years of IT Management experience in a progressive web development environment
  • 15+ years of total IT experience including computer operations management, multiple roles in systems implementation, supervision of technical personnel, architecture, security/compliance, business-wide strategic planning, and budgetary responsibility
  • Data center industry experience is a plus