Modernization and Transformation Chief, Office of Enterprise Technology - Department of Technology


Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) the Modernization and Transformation Chief is responsible for overseeing OET’s modernization and transformation efforts and identifying near-term infrastructure and platform stability risks, and consulting with departments through iterative transformations to stabilize their services and move towards more flexible and scalable architecture. The CEA is a member of the California Department of Technology’s (CDT) executive staff and will provide strategic leadership, direction, guidance and oversight.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and maintain statewide policies, standards and procedures related to modernization, transformation and stabilization of legacy IT systems throughout the State of California. The Modernization and Transformation Chief will work with key stakeholders to identify at-risk IT systems at departments statewide and identify the best course of action for modernizing, transforming and stabilizing their legacy IT systems. Provide support and direction by coordinating with vendors, contractors, stakeholders, OET, Office of Technology Services, Office of Statewide Project Delivery and the CDT modernization and transformation program to execute the identified opportunities for improvement and also transforming these current systems to stable applications that can scale moving forward. The Modernization and Transformation Chief will act as executive lead in the initial prioritization of modernization and transformation efforts and activities and executive engagement with state entity executives.
  • Develop and maintain processes and systems for managing the modernization and transformation program. The CEA will manage communications with the State Agencies and Departments, vendors, contractors, and other key stakeholders delivering on the overarching goals of the modernization and transformation program. Perform in-depth and proactive engagement on highly complex solutions, applications, data, and web issues. Provide a temporary executive leadership role during crises and establishing critical statewide partnerships with departments on modernization and transformation initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the Department’s Executive staff, providing guidance and direction regarding the modernization and transformation policies. Effectively communicate relevant policies and governance to assist department executives in making decisions. Forge strong partnerships with Chief Information Officers, (CIOs), Agency Information Officers (AIOs), agency secretary and undersecretaries, directors, executives, and customer departments, to modernize, transform and stabilize legacy IT systems and reduce risk to mission critical services.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


  • Listing ID: 4031