Chief Technology Officer

Requisition ID: 15759 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.  With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Located on the Pacific Ocean beside the coast mountains, the City of Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and one of the largest in Canada. Recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 employers, one of British Columbia’s top employers, and one of Canada’s best Diversity Employers, it serves a population of almost 700,000, has an annual operating budget of $1.5 billion, and has 10,000 staff. The City of Vancouver provides municipal government services to businesses and residents in one of Canada’s most innovative and greenest cities.


Technology Services is foundational to the City achieving its mission through IT leadership, service excellence and innovation. Vancouver is a Smart City leader, is regarded internationally as progressive, and has secured multi-year funding for its IT strategic plan.


Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is accountable for advancing the City of Vancouver’s mission and operations through leadership of the organization’s technology planning and service delivery functions, including digital and contact centre service channels. The CTO develops and executes strategies and technical roadmaps for the evolution of technology and related business processes at the City. This includes overall leadership and accountability for IT policy, standards, major technology projects, technology innovation and ongoing delivery of IT, digital and contact centre services.


As the ideal candidate, you are a highly successful business leader who has been responsible for technology strategy and direction in a complex, dynamic organization with multiple business lines and stakeholders. An outstanding people leader, you have led large teams and budgets and are able to translate and communicate technology into business terms. This role will appeal to technology leaders motived to play an impactful role in one of Canada’s Smart Cities.


The role is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.


To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume here.  


Business Unit/Department: IT, Digital Strategy & 311 (1070) 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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