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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

SUPERVISES: Business Integration, Information Technology and Information Technology Security teams


  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of all IT teams, including IT security, development, infrastructure, business intelligence, technical business analytics and systems support
  • Responsible for IT contingency planning, business continuity management and disaster recovery efforts
  • Provides leadership to the organization for the integration of business processes throughout the company to enable business strategies by the use of technology and business process integration techniques
  • Provides a framework for identifying vulnerabilities, the need for upgrades and opportunities for improvement within the technology infrastructure and processes of the organization
  • Develops and implements a technology strategy to enable the long range business strategy of the organization
  • Assists Senior Leadership in the development and implementation of an organizational business process strategy that will enable the growth and flexibility necessary for the achievement of the company’s long term business strategy
  • Sources and develops the technology resources necessary to accomplish the technology strategy of the organization
  • Develops and implements a service level strategy with all areas of the company to provide the technology “up-time” and service “response times” required by the business. Ensuring processes maintain required service levels and improve the capabilities of the Company to absorb and implement change
  • Develops metrics for the performance of the technology service levels and reports on these metrics
  • Builds and maintains a process to facilitate the development of business requirements and the integration tasks necessary to successfully meet these requirements
  • Develops frameworks for evolving business processes to ensure proper alignment and integration throughout the organization
  • Maintains a business process/integration inventory with metrics to facilitate an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks
  • Reviews and approves IT related investments for the organization and ensures alignment with company objectives/goals - includes annual budgeting and long range capital forecasting
  • Develops, critically reviews, and documents policies and procedures related to area of responsibility and ensures implementation of these policies and procedures, while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures
  • Acts as a Compliance Champion for the organization and works to promote a culture of compliance throughout the organization
  • Supports business unit Tier 1 Compliance Lead in responsibilities, as required


  • Requires at least a bachelor’s in Computer Science or related field and ten (10) years of in-depth experience covering manufacturing and/or government contracting
  • Proof of continued education within the IT environment, preferred
  • Possession of a Master’s degree preferred
  • Ten (10) years or more of technology leadership experience required along with the ability to multitask, delegate and work quickly under pressure.
  • Strong Government contracting experience preferred
  • Ten (10) years’ or more experience with IT governance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), COSO, COBIT, other technology standards and best practices
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to analyze issues and suggest solutions; ability to collect, organize, and analyze data for various projects
  • Strong aptitude for presenting a concept’s full life cycle and providing recommendations to Executive Leadership
  • Must work with a sense of urgency and have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner. Can handle demands from multiple customers and has the ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams/organizations with attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail, organization skills a must.
  • Flexible and has the capability to deliver results in a fast paced, and high volume environment.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to train, coach, and mentor
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing results, preparing results for presentation and then presenting the results to executive levels of management and/or government representatives required
  • Decisive and action-oriented. Capable of making a decision and executing it
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

TOOLS: Position requires a Security Clearance

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Provides direction to subordinates and other employees within the Company as needed to accomplish business objectives


  • Exercises a wide degree of latitude and creativity. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Makes recommendations about all technology purchases, service providers, outsourcing providers and other technology requirements to ensure adherence to the overall technology strategy of the organization and to maintain budgetary limitations within area of responsibility
  • Provides governance for the ERP system and related business processes to provide the necessary internal control and management of all technologies that support the business

LIAISES WITH: All departments and key personnel necessary to maintain effective integration between technology and the business. Engages Executive Leadership, all levels of Management within the organization, Supplier representatives, Government Representatives, Corporate personnel, Internal and External Auditors.


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:
    • 18 years or older at time of application
    • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
    • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check
    • Willing to get vaccinated if the Company or Customer requires
  • Ability to travel 10% of work time


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, +90dB.