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CTO Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of CTO Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop and execute the company's technology strategy to support business goals.
  • Lead and manage the technology team, including recruitment, training, and performance management.
  • Drive innovation by researching and implementing new technologies to enhance product offerings.
  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of technical architecture and infrastructure.
  •  Ensure the security and compliance of technology systems and data management practices.
  •  Manage technology projects, resources, and budgets to ensure timely delivery and quality.
  •  Collaborate with executives and departments to align technology initiatives with business objectives.
  •  Manage relationships with technology vendors and partners to ensure effective service delivery and support.

 skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Strategic Leadership: Ability to develop and execute technology strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Team Management: Experience in leading and mentoring technology teams, fostering a collaborative and innovative culture.
  • Technology Expertise: Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies relevant to the industry.
  • Technical Architecture: Proficiency in designing and managing scalable and secure technical architectures.
  •  Project and Budget Management: Strong skills in project management, resource allocation, and budget oversight.
  •  Communication and Collaboration: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and with external stakeholders.
  •  Risk Management: Knowledge of cybersecurity, data privacy regulations, and risk mitigation strategies.
  •  Business Acumen: Understanding of business operations and the ability to align technology initiatives with strategic goals and market opportunities.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and integrations.
  •  Entrepreneurial background or startup experience.
  • Expertise in cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  •  Knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies.
  •  Experience in scaling technology solutions for rapid growth.
  •  Strong network and relationships within the technology industry.
  • Advanced degree (MBA, PhD) in a related field.
  •  Experience in regulatory compliance and governance frameworks.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.