A technology director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all operations and personnel in a company's information technology (IT) operations. They are in charge of maintaining a well-maintained technology network, and their team must be able to troubleshoot any technological issues that may arise. Technology directors are in charge of developing strategic operations in the IT department, along with a number of other duties, including training, scheduling, firing, and leading their team. A technology director may be standing or sitting for long periods of time depending on their daily duties.
The technology director must be capable of using a wide range of software programs and networking equipment, as well as possessing the ability to type and run various company reports. They also should demonstrate advanced knowledge of software, mainframes, communication systems databases, and networks.
Technology directors must maintain a positive demeanor, including the ability to cooperate with colleagues and work in a team environment. The ability to arrive to work on time and perhaps be available during off-hours is important, as sometimes the technology director may be the only person in the office that has knowledge of certain processes or practices.
The position of technology director usually requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
Technology Director Tasks
Recruit, hire, lead and manage a development team.
Assess information systems for quality and efficiency, enacting any crucial changes.
Evaluate technologies to develop action plans and interface with upper management.
Remain up-to-date on new technologies and inform team of important changes.