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South Jersey Industries Director, Information Technology in Folsom, New Jersey

Position Summary

A career in Information Technology Leadership will provide the opportunity to be responsible for a variety of IT services functions that could include designing, developing, modifying, and implementing short- and long-term solutions to information technology (IT) needs through new and existing applications, systems architecture, network systems and applications infrastructure. This includes reviewing system requirements and business processes; architecting, designing, automating, coding, testing, debugging, implementing, and providing system application support for software solutions.

Roles and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the strategic and tactical operations of a broad functional area through subordinate managers and/or high level individual contributors

  • Effectively cascading functional strategy and contributing to development of organizational policies

  • Initiating and leading departmental or interdepartmental strategic initiatives

  • Providing leadership and technical expertise for the successful management of the function

  • Overall planning and implementing budget

    This role is recognized as an internal leader with extensive technical and business expertise within a strategic organization. You will direct resources through the solutioning and support of highly complex business problems that impact success or address future work processes/technologies. It is expected that you will apply advanced analytical thought, judgment, process, documentation, automation, and technical leadership. Additionally, you will use ground-breaking methods to think beyond existing solutions to improve service levels, cost, and leverage/develop talent. It is expected that your decisions will directly impact the short-term (6 - 12 months) and long-term (12+ months) results of the functional area. You will direct and control the activities of a broad technical functional area through several department managers and/or high level individual contributors within the company. You will have overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, talent management, and recommending and implementing changes to methods. Additionally, the level and nature of interaction of your role includes:

  • Managing the strategic and tactical operations of a broad functional area through subordinate managers and/or high level individual contributors

  • Regularly interacting with senior leadership to influence policy and negotiate decisions within area of responsibility

  • Representing SJI at professional events and possibly presenting data and findings

    This is a role that contributes through the direct supervision and/or leadership of others by accomplishing results through those subordinate team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience, or;

  • Master’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience.

  • In addition, a minimum of 5 years of leadership and people management experience is required, specifically experience with technical organization.

    Relevant experience includes:

  • Technical and user support

  • System architecture

  • DevOps

  • System application support

  • Use of emerging technologies

  • Preferred experience with following: ServiceNow, Microsoft 365, PowerShell, Python, IBM Maximo, Oracle CC&B, ESRI GIS, architecture diagrams, logical models, software development lifecycles (SDLC), environment planning, disaster recovery, high availability.

  • Ability to partner and manage external vendors

    Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SJI believes that every vaccinated employee creates a safer environment for our fellow employees and their families, our customers and the community at large. This is why we require new associates joining our team to be fully vaccinated prior to starting with SJI. SJI will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious-based reasons on an individualized basis.

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI's regulated natural gas utility business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to approximately 690,000 South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas customers in New Jersey and Maryland. SJI's non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company's interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project . For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries , click here. (