Head of CDO Office

Aalto University
February 05, 2023
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Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community's diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location. We are a community of over 140 committed and talented IT experts.

Want to be a game changer? Then join us in developing Aalto University's IT!

We are now looking for a Head of CDO Office to join our team.

Your role and responsibilities

You act as a head of the CDO Office defining, roadmapping and implementing the strategic IT disciplines and functions under the scope of the Office. You are a key contributor to Aalto's digital transformation and IT strategy & roadmap reporting to the Chief Digital Officer of Aalto, subsequently reporting to the President of Aalto.

You ensure that Aalto-wide target enterprise architecture and system blueprint is being implemented according to the strategy and in an optimal way. You implement related management processes, roles, methodologies, development portfolio, result reporting and communication & change management.

You drive effective IT governance and portfolio management in order to optimize IT demand and supply. You manage and coach the portfolio of high- impact development projects. You facilitate collaboration and alignment between all relevant Aalto units.

You drive IT operational excellence and supplier relationships in order to optimize IT performance and ensure quality, safety and legal objectives are being met.

You manage and coach a team of skilled experts as well as relevant networks across Aalto. You constantly develop the competences and optimal use of resources in collaboration with other units.

What we offer

We offer you an interesting, responsible, challenging and contributing role in the heart of Aalto's digitalization. Your work will have direct impact to the research, teaching and societal impact at Aalto University.

An exceptionally rich and versatile IT environment with leading edge technologies and latest developments in the field of IT research. Our significant in-house IT resources and capabilities enable experimenting and committed long-term IT development.

Aalto University puts great focus on employee wellbeing, offering flexible working time and location opportunities to suit your working style. We will work with you to form the best possible work experience during your employment in Aalto University!

Great possibilities for competence development and career advancement: we are looking for potential to grow into CIO or CDO positions.

Top talented self-directive IT experts co-creating a culture of trust and learning.

Watch videos! Here you can find out what it is like to work in Aalto IT Services https: // duunitori.fi/tyoelama/aalto-universitys-it-experts-in- spotlight And here you can find what Aalto is all about https: // www. youtube.com/user/aaltouniversity/featured

Your experience and ambitions

What will help you to succeed and enjoy working in this position:

  • Strategic contributor and thought leader with strong IT strategy and digital transformation understanding
  • 5-15 years managerial experience and proven results in ICT management, management consulting or other relevant area. Experience in university or other expert organization context is an asset.
  • Experience in organizing, planning and managing large IT projects and portfolios. Knowledge on enterprise architecture and other key IT management disciplines under the scope of the CDO Office.
  • Very good team leadership, program management, change management, collaboration, and communication skills. Willingness for continuous personal growth.
  • Positive drive to contribute to Aalto University's mission and future success.
  • M.Sc./MBA degree or equivalent.
  • Fluency in English, Finnish is an asset
  • More than anything, you need to be passionate about your field of work and to be enthusiastic on constantly innovating and learning new together with others.

    Ready to apply?

    To hear more, you can reach out to Chief Digital Officer Kati Hagros ([email protected]), mobile +358 40 582 8785 on 25.1. at 14-16 or on 30.1. at 11-12.

    If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by Sunday, February 5th. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications immediately.

    More about Aalto University:

    Aalto.fi twitter.com/aaltouniversity facebook.com/aaltouniversity instagram.com/aaltouniversity

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