Chief Technology Officer - Central Digital And Data Office, England, Cabinet Office

Published 2022-08-07
Expires 2022-09-07
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Chief Technology Officer - Central Digital And Data Office, England, Cabinet Office
United Kingdom, England,
Published August 7, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Chief technology officer - central digital and data office

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A part of the Cabinet Office, the Central Digital and Data Office leads the digital, data and technology (DDaT) function for government. We put the right conditions in place to achieve digital, data and technology transformation at scale by working with departments, and other government functions like commercial, project delivery and security professionals. The Government is transforming at pace, and it is CDDOs ambition to make UK Government digital services the best in the world, exceeding the benchmark set globally by the best public or private sector standards. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Central Digital and Data Office, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for providing overall function leadership of the technology, security and standards strategy for HM Government within the Cabinet Office. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will also play a critical role in driving the join up with Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) professionals in other government departments in helping ministers achieve their ambition of making the UK the world’s leading digital government. You will be a strong and credible function leader for engineering, technology and architecture professionals across government. Responsibilities include: Defining and implementing a government wide technology strategy for the DDaT profession focused on Engineering, Technology & Architecture Advising departments on their solution architectures and aligning them to the DDaT Enterprise Architecture, ensure that all emergent and intentional solution design is fit for purpose across the whole lifecycle Building and managing Engineering, Technology & Architectural governance as part of a DDaT Technical Design Authority, establishing the architecture and design processes and methods, establishment of the governance regime & assurance of ongoing architecture and design activities across government. Function leadership of Engineering & Architecture staff, ensuring that all Technology team members have defined career and skills development pathways in place in line with the DDaT pay and capability framework; Ensuring government information is safe & secure – i.e. departmental applications are built to comply with DDaT and regulatory requirements, authentication systems are secure and the hosting platform is resilient to internal and external attack. Leading the DDaT approach to management and decommissioning of legacy systems in departments Establishing DDaT’s overall engineering approach and improving our efficiency - across development and platform, covering processes, tools, controls and policies and engineering maturity for the DDaT community Managing technical risk across government – identification and management of key areas of technical risk, from technical debt through to product supportability, scalability etc. This role requires: Proven leader of an expert function with excellent influencing senior leadership skills, strong decision making, negotiating and conflict resolution skills, effective relationship building skills, particularly with other CTOs, and the ability to coordinate several activities and priorities simultaneously whilst bringing others along with you. Inspiring and coherent leadership style: ability to engage and win the cooperation and support of multiple internal and external parties, holding them to account through rigorous performance management to achieve common goals A proven track record in delivering large, high-profile projects and programmes in an agile environment and managing associated budgets Able to demonstrate track record in researching new technology and designing innovative solutions. Proven experience of senior stakeholder management in a political, pressured environment and evidence of building credible and respected relationships at board level. Strong corporate and functional team leadership experience, managing multiple complex and highly specialist teams including cross functional and partner resources; Sophisticated approach to commercial and supplier management within the context of technology change, able to establish and maximise effective working relationships with suppliers to stimulate innovation and guarantee successful delivery whilst delivering value for money from investment. Experience in leading and driving continuous delivery as a software engineering approach. Excellent written, verbal and representational skills, particularly in disseminating complex and technical issues to non-technical audiences. This is a challenging and exciting time for both CDDO and the public sector, and the Chief Technology Officer will be crucial in our efforts to ensure we realise our ambitions. For further information or to apply please email CDDO-CTOglobal-resourcing.com or contact Daniel White, Roshit Raj OR Rachel Ellis on 020 8253 1806 to arrange an informal conversation.

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    Information technology (IT) is the application of computers to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). In 2012, Zuppo proposed an ICT hierarchy where each hierarchy level "contain[s] some degree of commonality in that they are related to technologies that facilitate the transfer of information and various types of electronically mediated communications". The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, and e-commerce. Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT)." Their definition consists of three categories: techniques for processing, the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making, and the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs.

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