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  • Job reference: 44669
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £120000 - £160000 per annum + bonus + benefits


Head of Architecture / Software Engineering / Communication / Senior stakeholder engagement

La Fosse are currently exclusively engaged with a global consumer insights organisation who are seeking a CTO to join their team.

Reporting into the Group CIO, this role is absolutely central to supporting the organisation with their ambitious 2019 / 2020 goals. The CTO will be responsible for building out an Architecture, Development & Engineering function from ground up.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set global best practice and standards for Architecture, Development & Engineering, including key strategies and solutions to support business plans (including cloud & data strategies)
  • Guide the resources available to Architecture & Delivery to ensure that there is a balance between both the tactical and strategic demands
  • Ensure that the appropriate resources are deployed into divisional product and domain teams in order to align with the organisation's wider platform Architecture
  • Engage with 3rd party resources, vendors and stakeholders up to C-level across both Technology and the business, providing in depth technical expertise for all initiatives
  • Chair the Technical Design Authority Board and act as SME for Architecture, Development & Engineering
  • Lead the way in anticipating and reacting to major technology changes and industry trends exploiting new opportunities and mitigating any potential issues

Key skills:

  • Experience carving our Architecture or Technology functions within complex organisations whilst incorporating business priorities and goals
  • Experienced leading and governing solution design and delivery
  • Background in Architecture and Software development, with experience leading multi-national software development teams
  • Confident working within a complex organisation with a level of ambigutity
  • Experience and gravitas to engage and influence up to board level

If this role is of interest, or if you would like to find out any further information, please call Tillie on 07702564222

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