Client Technology Director - Defence

Client Technology Director - Defence

Job Title: Client Technology Director - Defence
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + car allowance
Reference: HQ00012954_1493730099
Contact Name: Aleysha Magnin
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2017 14:01

Job Description

Your experience in future technologies at a Principal/Director level with a proven track record in providing high quality advice and delivery to demanding clients can add immediate value to this leading Engineering Consultancy.

We are looking for a Client Technology Director with a strong Defence background the ability to provide advice up to CxO level. The role will involve a blend of client-facing consulting, business development, technical assurance and delivery.

This role requires UK security clearance, you must be a British citizen to achieve this.


Applicants are expected to demonstrate a range of abilities to support:
Developing effective senior CxO relationships in Defence
Advising on strategic technical/business direction in complex stakeholder environments
Delivering and supporting complex solution delivery activities through the full lifecycle
Development and assurance of IT architectures and solutions
Communicating complex concepts and solutions in a compelling and straightforward way, yet underpinned by a strong grasp of the detail
Influencing stakeholders and non-technical team members
Supporting the marketing and selling of advisory and implementation services, including presenting and facilitating at key conferences
Supporting the development of the Technical Services and Solutions practice

Your experience

The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellent core competence and experience in delivery of the full lifecycle of complex solutions and technical architecture development. Additionally, we are looking for people with the experience and skills in developing business relationships at all levels, and leading or working in teams to deliver great work.

A proven track record in some of the following areas:
Delivering and providing strategic technical/business advice at up to CxO level on the latest approaches (relevant to Defence) such as Agile, Cloud, Everything as a Service, Service Integration, Dev Ops, Containers and Micro Services.
Enterprise and Solution Architecture
Information / Data Architecture
IT Service Management
Integration Architecture, including platform ecosystems and API strategies
Business Analysis
Data Analysis and Information Management
Cloud solutions - The effective consumption of cloud services (IaaS, SaaS, SECaaS, DBaaS,..)
Existing knowledge of, and senior relationships within Defence IT is highly desirable. An ability to leverage wider market experience in other sectors is desirable
Ability to influence and communicate with all levels of stakeholder up to CxO
Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).
Experience of supporting the delivering and selling of system engineering or IT advisory and implementation services programmes in a "blue chip" consultancy or SI environment
Good first degree with relevant qualifications and membership of professional bodies (e.g. BCS)
Knowledge and experience of new technology trends and disruptive technologies, including cloud, government ICT strategy, social, big data and digital services
Experience of leading or contributing to bids and tenders.

Role:Client Technology Director, Defence
Location:Bristol, Cheltenham, Hampshire
Salary:£80,000 - £100,000 + car allowance + Benefits

Skills: Technology, Systems Engineering, Architecture, Cloud, Saas, Agile, Consultancy, Defence, ICT, IT

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum DV level.
This is a Permanent position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.