Chief Technology Officer

Location Dublin
Contact name: Michael Brennan

Contact email:
Job ref: 1157
Published: 2 months ago


Our client is a Global IT Services provider with offices based in Dublin.


Our client is currently looking to recruit a CTO for their Irish business.




  • You develop technology strategy based upon market data, company propositions and partner offerings. You have a detailed knowledge of technology trends, combined with an understanding of what customers value, business outcomes and the ability to work with a team to realise the technology strategy and make it stick .
  • You advocate and articulate the appropriate parts of company technology vision based on the Irish market requirements.
  • You are customer focused and collaborative with excellent communication skills and a good network of contacts in the industry. You are engaging and insightful.
  • You are equally comfortable working with technology and development teams as you are talking with a Customer Board.
  • You have held senior technology/development roles.
  • You are curious.
  • You have experience of dealing with highly motivated sales and delivery teams.
  • You are a complex problem solver and can maintain both a holistic and detailed view as necessary when problem solving.
  • You are positive in the face of adversity, take measured risk, practical, think strategically and can inspire, lead, and mentor solution teams.



  • You have a keen focus on your Customer, understand the customers challenges including industry challenges and can pivot solutions to suit.
  • You are commercially astute and can interrogate a cost/price based on market benchmarks.
  • You can consider solutions from competitors and tailor the clients solution to be more customer focused and innovative.
  • You are a winner with a proven track record in acquiring new business and clients.



There will be a number of different strands to this position covering requiring the person to be comfortable across

  • Vision, Technology, Guidance
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Delivery
  • Mentoring



  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science, mathematics, engineering, information technology discipline or equivalent.
  • Ideally, higher degree MSc or MBA.
  • Ideally, TOGAF certified.
  • At least 15+ years solid ICT industry experience, specifically in application or product development.
  • You have designed and delivered complex, high value solutions with multidisciplined technology teams (both applications and infrastructure)
  • You have a comprehensive understanding of cloud technologies.
  • Commercial acumen and understanding of what good business looks like
  • You have deep understanding of Agile Development techniques.
  • You have an excellent grasp of Cybersecurity, Dev/Ops, Integration, AI and Data/Analytics.
  • Ideally, you have spent some time in Applied Research.
  • You have a good grasp of Service Management (ITIL)
  • Consulting expertise an added advantage and especially understanding of customer business challenges


    1. can demonstrate:


    • an ability to sell complex solutions, multi-faceted and multi-location to customers
    • good commercial sense and sound decision-making capability



The Rewards:

As a reward for your commitment to this role you will receive an excellent salary and a competitive benefits package.



Please contact Michael Brennan at Software Placements on +353 (0)1 525 4641 or email your C.V in Word/pdf format to