• Chief Technology Officer

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  • Overview

    Reports To: CEO

    BMJ is recruiting a Senior Technical Leader (Chief Technology Officer) to join the Company Executive and play a crucial part in stewarding a global values-based company with a vision to make the world a healthier place.


    Reporting to the CEO, the CTO will ensure that the company’s digital and agile transformation continues as well as developing and delivering solutions to meet current and future market needs.


    As a member of the Company Executive, you will be supporting the company values and mission as well as contributing to decisions across all aspects of running a medium-size (430 person) company.


    As CTO, you will be the voice of the possible and the respresentative of all aspects of technology and how it can support BMJ to remain competitive and be a best in class digital organisation.


    You will lead an in-house team of over 50 people across development, QA, design, project management, data transformation and business analysis and be responsible for build or buy decisions across the entire external and internal product stack.


    As CTO you will work with people at all levels in a collegiate and considerate culture. However most of your time will be spent with:

    • CEO and Company Executive
      Stewardship of Company Strategy, Major Operational Decisions, Financial Management, Project investment decisions, Technology Investment prioritisation

    • Your Technology Leadership team
      Providing support and leadership across people and technology domains in order to help the Agile teams deliver a steady flow of product features. The current team consists of 3 Engineering Managers, Business Analyst and a Head of Web Operations and IT

    • Lines of Business and Budget Owners
      Help products invest in the right product features and technology to support their roadmaps. Contribute to the roadmaps

    • Project Management Office
      Shaping the investment in products and services

    • Head of Innovation and User Experience
      Ensure that innovation is supported with technical expertise and prototypes

    • Wider Technology Team
      Inspire high performance and well being of the entire team through your leadership


    You will be an experienced technology leader with a track record of delivering online digital products. You will be used to finding solutions to problems, both technology and business, as well as developing and executing a strategy to support the company’s goals.


    As CTO, you will be used to building and maintaining credibility with technical staff through your own knowledge and experience. Likewise, your business knowledge and people skills will have allowed you to build trust with peers and colleagues across all business areas.


    You will be used to regular exposure at board level and be comfortable with, or willing to learn about, academic publishing.



    BMJ is a healthcare knowledge business with global reach and a proud heritage. We are a values-driven, growth company with products and services used by millions of health professionals on six continents. We operate at the nexus where digital technology meets the latest knowledge and opinion to inform medical decision-making. Those who come work with us are assured of a technically challenging and rewarding role in an innovative and increasingly global organisation, with a commitment to putting the well-being of healthcare patients world-wide at its heart.


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    BMJ takes pride in its people and is committed to being an inclusive employer. As a values driven organisation, we support individuality and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. We are open to discussing flexible working options.


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