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Staff Vice President, Information Technology

  • Business Area: Technology
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Job Number: 1490642
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Staff Vice President, Information Technology

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Centene is transforming the health of our communities one person at a time. As an Executive on our team, you could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members.

Position Purpose: Oversee department staff including hiring, performance management and career development to ensure alignment with defined goals.

  • Oversee, measure, and align with IT and business stakeholders in managing, maturing, optimizing, and scaling Centene’s IT Risk, Compliance, and Controls Management processes, applications, and resources.

  • Develop budgets and priorities, ensuring plans and resource allocations are consistent with those budgets and priorities.
  • Coordinate for the plans and activities of the organization with senior leaders inside and outside IT, as well as strategic suppliers.
  • Anticipate and analyze the needs of customers and recommend and develop priorities for feasibility studies, systems design, and implementation to develop new and modify the company’s information processing systems and policies and procedures.
  • Apply process and business expertise to impact business results.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT general computer controls framework to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess, design, and monitor IT controls that mitigate risks and safeguard the organization's information assets.
  • Lead and manage the IT Controls and Compliance team, providing guidance and expertise during internal and external audits to ensure successful outcomes and compliance with audit standards.
  • Conduct regular assessments of IT systems and processes to identify deficiencies and implement corrective actions
  • Mature Risk Assessment and Management Processes to prevent Audit Deficiencies (e.g. SOX & SOC as well as Segregation of Duties (SOD)
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes to proactively enhance IT controls and audit support strategies.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to streamline and optimize IT control processes.
  • Maintain tight linkage with the Information Security team to conduct User Access Reviews and subsequent remediation plans prior to audit testing by Internal and External Auditors.
  • Work closely with IT leaders to integrate IT controls into the system development lifecycle and change management processes across multiple IT teams, including Infrastructure/Operations, Application Teams, IT Supplier Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Strategy & Portfolio Management.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of IT controls and oversight of remediation plans and actions resulting from Audits, Assessments, RFPs, and Compliance-related Responses with Government Regulators, Independent Auditors/Assessors, Internal & External Auditors, HealthPlan Compliance Officers, and Business Stakeholders (Ethics & Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Security & Privacy, 3rd Party, etc.
  • Coordinate other non-SOX related activities that are within the scope of the ITCC team, including the coordination and facilitation of client audit requests and onsite visits.
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to IT controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to address data privacy and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on the status of IT controls and audit support activities


  • Proven experience in a senior IT controls, compliance, or audit role, with a minimum of 10 years in a leadership position.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory frameworks (e.g., SOX, HIPAA, SOC, NIST, Mars-E) and industry best practices related to IT controls.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and provide concise executive summaries with supporting actions.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including experience in managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of information security principles and practices.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and drive cross-functional initiatives.
  • Analytical mindset with a keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in implementing ServiceNow’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Module a definite plus
  • Experience with Archer also a plus
  • Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CISA, CISSP) preferred.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience. 10+ years of diverse IT experience. Previous experience managing staff, including hiring, training, managing workload and performance.Pay Range: $178,500.00 - $338,800.00 per year

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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