The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reports to the Branch Manager, Information Technology and works in close collaboration with other Section Managers in the Branch. The CTO under broad guidance is responsible for managing the design and delivery of the CASA’s ICT architecture and systems. The CTO role is both forward thinking and responsive to ensure that CASA’s immediate and future ICT needs are met. The CTO manages the planning of, and collaborates on the build of, projects that must meet the technical requirements of users. The CTO role involves a high level of internal and external liaison and negotiation in relation to the development, maintenance and connectivity of IT systems and in relation to data access.
- Leading collaboration and implementation of CASA’s ICT architecture design, forward program of work and technical direction to ensure the delivery of innovative IT solutions.
- Providing education, briefings and advice to senior executives and staff on managing ICT risks and opportunities.
- Managing a large non-ongoing (serge) workforce to deliver program and project outcomes within available resources.
- Identifying staff capability and developing, coaching and mentoring staff, providing timely and constructive feedback and managing performance.
- Ensuring tight collaboration across IT teams and CASA business areas to drive strategic initiatives, including understanding of the alignment between CASA’s ICT strategy and technology road map.
- Ensuring that the CASA’s IT systems are high quality, reliable, responsive, resilient and available.
- Making infrastructure decisions, ensuring technical excellence, versatility, safety and soundness, resiliency and scalability in the architecting and engineering of product solutions, as well as managing all technical delivery.
- Developing, maintaining and managing the improvement of ICT technical capability within CASA.
- Leading and managing the migration of the CASA’s IT systems to new platforms.
- Ensuring a high level of workforce capability to ensure that the CASA maintains a highly functional and effective ICT environment.
- Leading and exemplifying workplace safety, equity and diversity, participative management and environmental management in the workplace and acting in accordance with CASA’s Values and Behaviours.
- Exceptional communication including the ability to influence and manage relationships with
- senior executives and a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated high level stakeholder engagement skills, including excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, with an ability to prepare high quality written materials, and maintain, influence, and grow strategic relationships.
- Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities with a problem-solving aptitude.
- Solid understanding of broad technology trends and the ability to align innovation with business goals.
- Strong communication with ability to convey technical topics in easy-to-understand business terms and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external partners.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related field, and/or substantial demonstrated relevant experience.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU
Application Deadline: N/A