Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in Lagos, Nigeria

at Main One Company

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The CTO shall be responsible for directing all network planning engineering and operations for the company and ensuring that the network evolution, performance, services and products are designed, implemented, provisioned and managed to meet quality and business objectives.

Specifically, the CTO’s responsibilities shall include:

Oversee all technology aspects of the company

Work with Executive Management to grow the company through the effective deployment and operation of technological resources

Using an active and practical approach, direct managers and individual contributors in Technical Sales,  Network Planning, Implementation, Solutions Development, and Operations departments to attain the company’s strategic objectives

Establish the company’s technology roadmap and lead all aspects of the roadmap implementation

Work with other department heads, especially Sales and Marketing to plan and advise on  technologies that enhance revenue and assess for incorporation into roadmap

Manage supplier business relationships and/or partnerships across the operating countries to sustain and grow the company’s business

Ensure overall network security, network resilience and disaster recovery planning

Ensure successful maintenance and high availability and reliability of the network

Be responsible for the growth and future network builds and evolution of network service, interconnect topology, optimisation and capacity planning

Evaluate trends and outlook with respect to leading edge technology and make determinations on the probability of implementation

Actively manage the department’s budget and ensure effective use of the company’s resources on technology investments to grow the business. 


Electrical or Electronics Engineering degree including a Masters’ degree

Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Telecommunications Network Operations

Minimum of 10 years’ strategic management experience

Experience with the development and operations of backbone fiber optic cable networks, possibly including submarine

Experience deploying backbone network solutions using SDH, IP, MPLS and DWDM Technologies

Experienced manager with ability to recruit and grow middle level technical management

Strong technical and network engineering and operations skills

Proven experience of managing technology budgets against specific commercial objectives

Ability to apply leadership and management skills as well as processes to ensure that business objectives  are set, understood and met

Ability to lead technology evolution of the company to address market opportunities

Ability to present compelling business cases for capital investment

Ability to deliver network features and enhancements on time and on budget

Ability to effectively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff to achieve business objectives

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