We're hiring a Director of Emerging Technology to lead our team! Here's the full details and how to apply:
Under the direction of the City of Detroit Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Director of Emerging Technology will lead the Innovation & Emerging Technology (IET) team within the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT).
IET is a team of developers who partner with City departments to prototype, evaluate, and deliver digital tools that solve civic problems and information challenges. We manage Detroit’s open data program and a portfolio of open-source projects that range from mapping tools to text and voice applications. Our work aims to simplify internal workflows, make data more accessible to residents, and help our City government be more responsive and connected.
The Director of Emerging Technology will:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience, plus three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working in the technology sector. Prior experience working in Detroit’s technology community is a plus.
Our ideal candidate is skilled in communicating technology concepts to diverse audiences, practices a participatory style of leadership and research & development, and is eager to facilitate a small developer-led team. We expect you to help our team grow through training and professional development opportunities. You are not expected to write code, but are curious, open to learning, and familiar with tools like Github.
This position will work under the direction of the CIO for the City of Detroit. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please email your resume and a statement of interest to DoITFuture@detroitmi.gov.