Chief Technology Officer (CTO) job in Nigeria 2013

Job Description

Hiring:   Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 15 years’ experience in Telecommunications Network Operations

Company: Our client is an innovative leader in Information and Communication Technology and we seek applications from exceptional candidate to fill this challenging position:

Reporting Line:

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Job Objective:

The CTO shall be responsible for directing all network planning engineering and operations for the company and ensuring that the network evolution, performance, services and products are designed, implemented, provisioned and managed to meet quality and business objectives.


Specifically, the CTO’s responsibilities shall include:

  • Oversee all technology aspects of the company
  • Work with Executive Management to grow the company through the effective deployment and operation of technological resources
  • Using an active and practical approach, direct managers and individual contributors in Technical Sales, Network Planning, Implementation, Solutions Development, and Operations departments to attain the company’s strategic objectives
  • Establish the company’s technology roadmap and lead all aspects of the roadmap implementation
  • Work with other department heads, especially Sales and Marketing to plan and advise on technologies that enhance revenue and assess for incorporation into roadmap
  • Manage supplier business relationships and/or partnerships across the operating countries to sustain and grow the company’s business
  • Ensure overall network security, network resilience and disaster recovery planning
  • Ensure successful maintenance and high availability and reliability of the network
  • Be responsible for the growth and future network builds and evolution of network service, interconnect topology, optimisation and capacity planning
  • Evaluate trends and outlook with respect to leading edge technology and make determinations on the probability of implementation
  • Actively manage the department’s budget and ensure effective use of the company’s resources on technology investments to grow the business.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies:

  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering degree including a Masters’ degree
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Telecommunications Network Operations
  • Minimum of 10 years’ strategic management experience
  •  Experience with the development and operations of backbone fiber optic cable networks, possibly including submarine
  • Experience deploying backbone network solutions using SDH, IP, MPLS and DWDM Technologies
  • Experienced manager with ability to recruit and grow middle level technical management
  • Strong technical and network engineering and operations skills
  • Proven experience of managing technology budgets against specific commercial objectives
  • Ability to apply leadership and management skills as well as processes to ensure that business objectives are set, understood and met
  • Ability to lead technology evolution of the company to address market opportunities
  • Ability to present compelling business cases for capital investment
  • Ability to deliver network features and enhancements on time and on budget
  • Ability to effectively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff to achieve business objectives

How to Apply

Detailed resume stating qualifications, prior experience and accomplishment should be sent to:

Title email subject as “Chief Technical Officer”

Kindly state your current salary and your expected salary details in the body of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DEADLINE: Monday 28th June, 2013

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