Chief Information Officer in Miami, FL at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


The Chief Information Officer, or CIO, serves as Lennar’s lead Information Technology (IT) decision maker and is responsible for strategy, design, implementation, and utilization of technology and data. The CIO analyzes how these technologies create business value while improving existing business processes, efficiencies, organization capabilities, and integrates systems to realize those benefits and/or improvements. The CIO is required to remain innovative in design and stay informed of all industry trends. The CIO must be able to convey technical concepts to Lennar’s business community in a manner understood by non-technical Associates. Travel should be anticipated and will vary dependent upon business requirements.


  • The CIO will manage 5 direct reports on the IT leadership team; total headcount in the IT organization is approximately 200
  • Analyze the technology we currently use for design, development and administration for efficiency and accuracy
  • Collaborate with other functional leaders and the executive leadership team to measure system and resource use and allocation
  • Design a wide area connectivity network infrastructure with an emphasis on filling remote access needs
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers for installing new technology and training employees on its use
  • Prepare cost-benefit analyses for every change in our IT workflow
  • Suggest hardware and software upgrades as appropriate to improve operations, consistency and budgetary success
  • Responsible to lead rapid development teams to the design and development completion under aggressive timelines.
  • Define standards, policies, procedures, measures, and organizational enhancements to meet Company goals for the Technology function
  • Establish key performance indicators
  • Mentor staff to assist in cultivating leadership, technical skills and business acumen
  • Establish short and long‐term goals
  • Create technical design for large, complicated projects
  • Evaluate new technologies and make recommendations
  • Research and evaluate third party software for usage in development lifecycle to aid in driving efficiency and/or quality
  • Define development standards and methodologies
  • Define design documentation methodology and philosophy
  • Utilize ingenuity and inventive thinking to evaluate options for design and derive the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest
  • Manages all research, development, and product design initiatives
  • Lead and manage the overall department of Information Technology
  • Partner with 3rd party on digital marketing/advertising, common data modeling, and application development
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Information technology skills – Extensive knowledge of the IT field, making key decisions related to how organizations use and improve their IT resources to support business activities
  • Strategic planning –Strong strategic planning skills and the ability to enact those plans
  • Team management – Competency in building and managing IT departments and hiring personnel
  • Relationship building – Experienced negotiating with vendors and suppliers and working across departments and business lines
  • Budgeting and forecasting – Set IT budgets and align with the organization’s financial goals
  • Communication skills – Ability to effectively communicate with executives, managers, and team members while enacting and improving IT strategies and organization-wide projects
  • Analytical - Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collect and research data; Use intuition and experience to complement data; Design work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generate creative solutions; Translate concepts and information into images; Use feedback to modify designs; Apply design principles; Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully; Develop alternative solutions; Work well in group problem solving situations; Use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develop project plans; Coordinate projects; Communicate changes and progress; Complete projects on time and budget; Manage project team activities.
  • Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; Pursue training and development opportunities; Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; Share expertise with others.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; Use time efficiently; Plan for additional resources; Set goals and objectives; Organize or schedule other people and their tasks; Develop realistic action plans.
  • Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; Look for ways to improve and promote quality; Apply feedback to improve performance; Monitor own work to ensure quality.

Education and Training

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer information systems or IT management.
  • Preferred: Master’s in IT-related field or business administration (MBA)
  • Must be an established IT professional and business leader, with a proven track record of IT leadership, financial management, and strategic planning

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Information Technology with at least five years of executive level experience and increasing leadership responsibilities in a company of equivalent or larger scale and complexity.
  • S/he will have a proven and outstanding executive track record in IT management and computer information system with successful experience around technology futures, policy, standards, budgets and strategic planning and executive level business partnership and team building.
  • The CIO will have solid academic credentials and a distinguished professional record.


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