Technology Manager

Cruise Planners

Company Description

We are in a fun industry and are known for being a great place to work. Sun Sentinel has awarded us the Top Workplaces 5 years in a row. We are looking for someone who is personable, a go-getter, loves travel, works smart and would fit in very comfortably in our people-centered environment.

This is an incredible opportunity for a rising star to make a big and lasting impact at a fast-paced and fast-growing travel franchise company.  We’re looking for a responsible, articulate and motivated Technology Manager who can work with both technical and non-technical resources in order to help the company grow. The ideal candidate for the Technology Manager role will have a background in both business and Technology and will have an extensive understanding of the software development industry. 

Job Description

The Technology Manager will oversee the conception, implementation and analysis of internal projects. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle including management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. This position will contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery and verify that each project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.



  • Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with both technology resources and the other business units.
  • Provide direct training (both onsite and at events) to users of the various technology offerings available
  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Works well with all aspects of the technology team (e.g. Project Managers, Quality Assurance, Developers, Support, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, senior management, etc.) in order to ensure that the myriad of projects get executed on time and that the vision of the technology leadership is successfully executed.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to perform.



  • Ability to oversee a variety of technology resources (Project Managers, Developers, QA, etc)
  • Ability to meet with both internal and external customers to understand their business requirements and work with the Project Managers to ensure a positive project result
  • Ability to learn complex software systems and be able to train others on the usage and role that the software plays within the organization
  • Ability to introduce and formulate plans for new software applications that are designed to improve efficiency or offer additional capabilities to the organization
  • Ability to work with senior management on variety of technology-related projects
  • Ability to understand overall business practices (e.g. sales, finance, marketing, etc.) and how technology can help support those practices
  • Ability to serve as a stakeholder representing the technology team when required by other departments for company-wide initiatives

Additional Information

About our Company:

At Cruise Planners, you will be joining a family; we take pride in taking good care of our family. Full-time team members at Cruise Planners enjoy: Competitive compensation packages; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); Health and dental insurance with different plan options available; Vision care plans; Basic and supplemental options of Life and AD&D Insurance; Disability insurance; Matching 401(k) plan and much more. If you are interested in joining the Cruise Planners team, please email your resume to us today.

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative is the largest franchisor of home-based travel agencies across the United States. Cruise Planners positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovative marketing, booking and lead-generating technology tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. Our franchisees independently book cruises, tour, land vacations and other types of travel. Cruise Planners has achieved Top Producer status with virtually every cruise line, tour and resort company, is listed on South Florida Business Journal’s Fast 50 and continues to be a game changer. Cruise Planners been named the No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur Magazine for the 11 consecutive years and recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology.


Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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