Director of Information Technology

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking to add an experienced Director of Information Technology to lead our IT department in our Troy, MI office. This position will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction and oversight to our IT department across all of the US. It will also lead the company through a technology transformation. 


  • Develop and execute the IT strategy aligned with the overall business objectives
  • Oversee the management of the company's IT infrastructure, ensuring stability, security, and scalability
  • Lead a team of IT professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies to enhance operational efficiency and support business growth
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and address technology-related challenges
  • Manage the IT budget effectively, optimizing resources for maximum impact
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and cybersecurity standards


  • Proven experience as an IT Director or similar leadership role in a mid-scale, growing organization
  • In-depth knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and emerging technologies
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated success in implementing IT solutions that drive business value
  • Solid understanding of cybersecurity best practices
  • Strong understanding of NIST 800-171 and CMMC Compliance 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience in a senior management roles 
  • Ability to obtain a U.S Secret Clearance.  The minimum requirement to obtain a U.S Secret Clearance is U.S. Citizenship.  Only candidates that meet this requirement will be considered. We do not provide sponsorship.
  • Sponsorship not provided for this position.

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, Legal & ID Shield, Pet Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days
  • Tuition Reimbursement 

About Us:
Ricardo Defense Inc, is the business entity within Ricardo plc that works on classified safety and defense contracts for the US DoD and it therefore operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA). Ricardo Defense Inc provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in taking innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment. For more information, visit

Ricardo Defense Inc, is a proud recipient of the 2022 and 2023 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award.


Ricardo Defense Inc, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.