First listed on: 31 July 2019
Chief Technology Officer 
  • CIOG/03222/19
  • Salary may be negotiated with the successful candidate
  • Location: Canberra

The Department of Defence is seeking an outstanding senior executive for Defence’s Chief Technology Officer role and will lead Defence’s Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) Technology Division.

The Chief Information Officer Group, within the Department of Defence, is responsible for ensuring that Defence has a dependable, secure and integrated Defence Single Information Environment (SIE) that ties together Defence’s ICT to enable military operations and support Defence business.

As the head of the Technology Division, you will be responsible for strategic guidance and technical direction for Defence ICT and ensuring appropriate commercial arrangements are in place.

Specifically you will also have responsibility for:

  • Defence ICT Strategy
  • Defence ICT Enterprise Architecture
  • Defence New and Emerging Technologies
  • Defence Technical Authority for Command, Control, Communications, Computers (ICT), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)

To be a strong contender for this role, you will need to have extensive experience in ICT, including in more than one organisation. You will require knowledge and practical experience in delivering ICT strategy, ICT enterprise architecture and providing technical direction in a large, complex and diverse organisation. Prior experience in a large scale highly complex business transformation is highly desirable. In addition, an understanding of new and emerging technologies and their applicability to Defence will be critical. You will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability as a persuasive leader to communicate highly technical information to a wide audience. The position requires strong leadership to drive change and reform in a large organisation.

To be successful in joining the Senior Leadership Group you will exemplify the One Defence Leadership behaviours and engender a culture of achievement, collaboration and agility. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives of others.


To be eligible for the role, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or intending to become one, and
  • assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 2 security clearance.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting

T o discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Mark Lelliott or Jessica Campbell at NGS Global on 1300 138 863 or quoting J15684.

For Defence Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at .


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