by Byron Connolly

Fairfield City Council seeking IT chief

May 09, 2017
CareersGovernmentProject Management

Fairfield City Council in Sydney’s west is on the hunt for a CIO to lead the development and execution of a four-year ICT strategy.

According to the advertisement for the role on Seek, the new IT chief will be responsible for all ICT and information management operations and projects, leading a team of staff in infrastructure, applications, records, and information management.

The council said in the first 100 days, the CIO will be expected to develop the four-year ICT strategy; apply Agile, Scrum and RAD methodologies to transformation application design and integration; and create overarching enterprise architecture to strengthen business/IT alignment.

The CIO will also need to evaluate cloud options and recommend cost-effective responsive business solutions, the council said.

The council wants candidates with seven to 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role of which five years are directly related to planning and delivering business application consolidation projects.

Applicants need a strong background in software development, application design or database integration; experience as a ‘technology evangelist’, change agent or transformation project manager.

The council also wants a CIO with experience in managing and delivering application rationalisation, cloud computing or Smart City projects in large and complex environments.

Applications close for the role on May 21.

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