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Director of IT and Innovation

U.S. Light Energy
3.9 out of 5
8 British American Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110
$90,000 - $120,000 a year - Full-time


8 British American Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Director of IT and Innovation
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Salary Range: $90,000 - $120,000 plus annual bonus
Reports to: COO

About Us:

U.S. Light Energy is searching for a Director of Technology Systems to join our New York team working out of our office in Latham, NY. U.S. Light Energy is a growing and dynamic company in the solar renewable energy industry, focused on Community Solar in the Northeastern United States. We believe that everyone should have access to clean, renewable energy, and the most equitable way to achieve that is through human-scaled Community Solar projects that meet a community's energy and climate goals at the local level. We have more than 550MWs of New York Community Solar projects in development and are currently building out these projects and actively adding additional generation capacity.

Job Description: We are at the forefront of the global renewable energy transition, committed to innovation and excellence in every project we undertake. To support our ambitious goals, we are seeking a Director of Technology Systems with a visionary approach and a steadfast commitment to continuous improvement. This pivotal role demands a blend of technological expertise, leadership, and a passion for sustainability. As our Director of Technology Systems, you will lead the charge in driving system-wide enhancements, spearheading new initiatives, and fostering a culture of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, you will ensure our technology infrastructure not only meets but exceeds the demands of our dynamic industry, delivering unparalleled performance and supporting our mission to power the world sustainably.

Essential functions:

  • Innovative Leadership: Drive innovation across all technology systems, ensuring the adoption of best practices and cutting-edge solutions, including software and hardware.
  • Continuous Improvement: Implement continuous process improvement strategies to enhance system efficiency, reliability, and scalability.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute strategic plans for technology systems that align with company objectives and the renewable energy transition.
  • Project Management: Lead the planning, implementation, and coordination of new technology initiatives, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various departments to integrate technology solutions that support organizational goals and improve operational efficiency.
  • Cost Management: Identify and implement cost-reduction initiatives without compromising on quality or performance.
  • Team Leadership: Build, mentor, and lead a high-performing technology team capable of meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving industry.


  • Strong technical acumen, with a deep understanding of current and emerging technology trends.
  • Proven track record of managing complex technology projects and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and analytically.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Experience with MS Azure, MS 365, MS Power BI, NetSuite, and Salesforce is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with AI, Machine Learning, and Automation is strongly preferred.

Work environment:

5-Day Work Week with Flexible Options

At U.S. Light Energy, we understand the importance of a balanced work life, and we strive to provide a supportive and dynamic work environment for our team. Our standard workweek consists of five days, fostering a sense of routine and structure. We recognize that flexibility is key to productivity and employee satisfaction. Our hybrid work model allows employees the flexibility to choose between working in the office and remotely. This approach enables our team members to strike a balance between the collaborative benefits of in-person interactions and the comfort of remote work.

Fully Remote Options

For those who are not in commuting distance to Latham, NY, U.S. Light Energy offers the option to work fully remotely. Our commitment to providing technologically advanced and inclusive remote work experience ensures that our team members can contribute effectively from any location.

Collaboration and Connectivity

Regardless of your chosen work setup, our collaborative tools and communication platforms empower seamless interactions among team members. Regular team meetings, virtual collaboration spaces, and open lines of communication contribute to a cohesive and connected work environment.

Physical demands:

Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally X Constantly

Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

☐Never X Occasionally ☐ Constantly

Required education and experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a technology leadership role, preferably within the renewable energy sector or a related industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving technological innovation and process improvement.

Preferred education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field.

EEO statement: U.S. Light Energy embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Other duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

What We Offer:
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company paid
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k with Company matching
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Revenue Sharing

Paid training and education opportunities
Our workplace culture promotes sustainability, innovation, and collaboration.

Please direct Resumes and inquiries to:
Human Resources
U.S. Light Energy
8 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110

*Recruiters: We are not open to filling this position using recruiting services.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Compensation package:

  • Yearly bonus

Experience level:

  • 10 years


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person