Head of Technology at a Leading Innovative Technology Firm – First Excelsia Professional Services Limited

First Excelsia Professional Services Limited – Our client, a leading Innovative Technology Firm, is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the role below:

Job Title: Head of Technology

Location: Lagos
Industry: Technology

Job Description

  • Our client is recruiting Head of Technology to oversee its technology infrastructures, designs and management.
  • The role holder will be responsible to lead and develop the technology team and deliver the business’ technology strategies by providing sound technical direction, required motivation, and innovation to improve the technology system, processes and ways of working in general.
  • Ultimately, the ideal candidate must have advanced knowledge of ITIL, robust understanding of technology infrastructure, design and architecture as well as strong commercial and negotiation skills.


  • Provide strategic and technical guidance for the technology team
  • Design a secure, efficient and innovative technological infrastructure and applications to support the needs of the organisation and customers
  • Provide best-in-class technology services management
  • Develop and monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
  • Lead capacity development and management for both internal teams and outsourced external resources or as required.
  • Facilitate security audits or investigations on all technology platforms and systems
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external technology vendors and service providers.
  • Effectively evaluate and interpret situations and developing prototypes
  • Support business development activities to help create high-level relationships and partnerships.
  • Ensure effective use of staff time and skills, empowering the technology team to obtain clarity about their responsibilities and deliverables while also contributing to overall resource planning activities.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with legal, financial, information security policies and procedures.
  • Lead the Technology team in planning, development and implementation of an updated strategy, including timely decommissioning of inactive systems as approved by the GM, Technology and the creation and transition to a sustainable architecture, in line with best practice.

Person Specification

  • Must have a First Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Technology, or any other related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience as Head of Technology or a similar role most of which must have been spent in leadership positions.
  • Proven experience developing and /or supporting online, mobile learning environments and technologies for learning.
  • Proven expertise in CSS, JavaScript, Flutter, and HTML, with an understanding of CSS pre-processors including Sass and LESS.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Linux, PHP and MySQL, with working understanding of MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AngularJS, Node.js., AWS, Meteor, CakePHP, Swift – iOS, and Android Java
  • Advanced understanding of languages such as Java, .Net, Python, PHP or Ruby
  • Relevant professional software certification such as Certified Scrum Master or Google Developers Certification.
  • Project Management Certifications such as CompTIA Project+ or PMI Agile is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
25th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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