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Chief Technology Officer, Health Unit

Company: Mathematica
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description: Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here: Mathematica seeks a visionary leader to be Vice President and CTO of the Analytics, Systems and Technology (AST) department within the Health Business Unit, advancing Mathematica's position as a leader in the use of data and evidence for improving public well-being. Our Health team has deep expertise in assessing policy, improving programs, and employing health information technology to address the quality, efficiency, delivery, affordability, equity, and financing of health care. The AST department has end-to-end responsibility for designing and implementing our analytic data systems and technology solutions for project engagements and business development opportunities across the entire Health Unit. The CTO is a member of the Health leadership team creating strategy that is transformational and promotes growth and innovation. Additionally, the CTO will lead and direct the Health Unit digital strategy, specifically moving forward our digital business offerings and promoting growth through diversified solutions and sectors. We are looking for a practice builder and leader who will target investments in people and operational excellence as well as in technology. In doing so, the CTO will have executive oversight over our portfolio of client and investment initiatives, as well as partner with our CIO on enterprise strategies. The CTO must have a commitment to Mathematica's mission to improve public well-being. The ideal candidate will have prior executive experience leading professionals in a dynamic environment, substantial technology knowledge across a range of complex client-facing systems, and a comfort level engaging with other executives and clients to represent Mathematica. Responsibilities: Business Unit and Technology Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the Health Executive leadership team setting strategy and leading development and delivery of best-in-class solutions and services to our clients, addressing growth opportunities, and investments needed
  • Partner with executives throughout the company to support and strengthen enterprise strategic planning, investment, and decision making tied to digital business
  • Lead development and execution of business strategy investment planning for Health AST
  • Is accountable for financial performance (revenue and costs), staff utilization, and investment for Health AST
  • Provide oversight of technology-related business development and proposal efforts
  • Engage with clients to understand their needs and perspectives, perceptions of Mathematica, and ways to improve our technology and data offerings
  • Build and lead a technology and data/digital solution practice in support of the Health Strategy
  • Strengthen automation and encourage innovation, embracing and investing in the latest technologies, methods. Guide staff through these advances People Leadership
    • Lead a team of over 150 staff, ensuring outstanding, best practice client delivery
    • Foster a high-performing culture
    • Ensure we have the capabilities needed now and for the future through training and professional development initiatives, recruitment, and allocation of staff resources
    • Supervise and mentor AST management team and business leaders to guide and support their development goals and career pathways
    • Lead change initiatives and drive adoption of new approaches that improve our ability to meet existing and emerging client needs Thought Leadership
      • Maintain a professional reputation as an expert advisor in the design and development of systems used in support of projects spanning federal, state, and commercial markets Position Requirements:
        • At least a bachelor's degree
        • 15 years of work experience in related fields, with increasing responsibilities for managing relevant technology solutions and establishing a strategic vision in support of corporate vision
        • The ideal candidate will be visionary and passionate about Mathematica's mission to deliver the best-in-class solutions to our clients; display a commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture; and have experience working with current Mathematica clients, including direct experience in technical delivery and/or business development. Preferred experience includes work in multiple client markets spanning federal, state, local, foundation, and/or commercial health clients
        • Experience deploying technology solutions in a professional services operating model
        • Strategic and innovative leader with demonstrated ability to lead transformational change across organizational units and to manage with a collaborative, team-building approach
        • Experience leading staff with a range of data-centered skill sets, including data analysis and engineering, statistics, data science, business intelligence, IT project management, data management, data governance, cloud and application development.
        • Experience attracting, retaining, and managing highly-skilled technical staff
        • Demonstrated leadership, decision making, strategic thinking, and relationship management skills
        • Ability to set clear and challenging goals that deliver improved performance and accountability
        • Excellent communicator and careful listener who can inspire clients and colleagues; ability to translate technology jargon to non-technical staff; ability to analyze, resolve, and communicate on complex issues, both logical and interpersonal, and to set and justify company priorities
        • Experience with channeling technology partnerships and cloud-based solutions, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure
        • Experience with systems and programming best practices, quality assurance techniques and prevailing industry/government standards
        • Significant experience using, modifying and applying the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, or other development methodologies, and project / product management standards and best practices
        • Willingness to travel when necessary This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $250,000 - $315,000. This position is eligible for an annual bonus, based on company and individual performance. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Available Locations: Remote; Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; Oakland, CA To select 'remote' as your location, please select 'no preference.' A note for staffing agencies: we are not accepting unsolicited resumes for this position. All inquiries must go through the Talent Acquisition team. #LI-DI1 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Mathematica, Ann Arbor , Chief Technology Officer, Health Unit, Healthcare , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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