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Vice President of IT


Denver, CO


Permanent - Hybrid

Join our client's team and play a critical role in shaping the future of technology at their business! We're looking for a collaborative and team-oriented VP of IT. In this role, you would contribute to our client's growth and success across Colorado and New Mexico. If you have banking experience and knowledge of FIS Horizon, apply today!


As a leading commercial bank headquartered in Colorado with a network of branches across Colorado and New Mexico, our client is seeking a dynamic and visionary Vice President of IT to lead their technology strategy, drive innovation, and ensure the effective utilization of technology to support our client’s business objectives, grow efficiently and profitably, and enhance customer experience. This role will also have deep responsibility for ensuring that the tech stack is compliant and can pass security and compliance audits.

How YOU Will Spend YOUR Days

  • Develop and drive the technology vision, strategy, and roadmap aligned with the bank's business objectives and organizational goals.

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the bank's IT infrastructure, ensuring security, scalability, and reliability.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with technology vendors, ensuring alignment with the bank's strategic goals and adherence to service level agreements.

  • Manage the Bank’s core provider (currently FIS) and technology partners to optimize performance and adherence to service level accountability, including implementing new/updated products, testing new releases, maximizing utilization, improving efficiencies, etc.

  • Manage digital banking channels from an applications and systems perspective. Systems include online and mobile banking, commercial treasury, bill bay, P2P, ACH and wire processing.

  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts with external technology partners.

  • Manage the Bank’s managed outsourced IT provider (currently BankOnIT “BOIT”) to optimize performance and adherence to service level accountability.

  • Identify emerging technologies and assess their potential for integration into the bank's operations.

  • Support Commercial, Retail, Deposit Ops, Loan Ops, and Finance on technology solutions.

  • Serve as the Chair of the Bank’s IT Steering Committee (ITSC), and oversee IT policy development and IT strategic plan, manage IT audit and regulatory findings, and oversee business continuity planning and testing.

  • Establish and maintain robust cybersecurity measures to protect the bank's digital assets, customer data, and privacy.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to technology and data management.

  • Develop and implement strategies for effective data governance, analytics, and business intelligence.

  • Build and lead a high-performing technology team (including third-party partners), fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.

  • Develop and manage the technology budget, ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficient resource allocation. Monitor financial performance and make recommendations for adjustments as needed.

What YOU Bring

  • 10+ years experience in a senior technology leadership role within the banking or financial industry. Must have strong knowledge of banking operations, compliance, and regulatory requirements.

  • In-depth knowledge of FIS applications (FIS Horizon), including security, bank control records, end-user functions, integration with other applications, and report writing.

  • Exceptional strategic thinking, leadership, and organizational skills.

  • Strong ability to plan and execute company-wide projects and programs in support of

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with a collaborative and team-oriented approach.

  • Experience developing and managing department-wide budgets.

  • Experience managing 3rd party software and services vendors.

Location: Denver, CO - 3 days a week onsite

Compensation: $140k - $150k per year

No third parties please

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