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Job Context

One of Bangladesh's largest media brands, is seeking an experienced technical leader at CxO level to drive technology initiatives for its business functions including core consumer-facing news and entertainment businesses. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and managing a team of engineers & developers, a background in news and media publishing and a passion for collaborating on conception and execution of a strategic vision of the company. We build and run website, mobile apps, editorial tools, revenue products,advertising, and data platforms using some of the latest technology. The use of modern software development methodologies, architectures and operations and opportunity to explore emerging areas of data science and machine learning makes Prothom Alo an exciting and impactful environment for great tech leaders. You would be joining a team of best minded technology and engineering executives. This is a demanding environment with strong support and scale opportunities for top technical leaders.

Job Description

Position Summary

The IT Head/CTO will be overseeing all technical aspects of the group’s businesses including growing digital news media. Using an active and practical approach, the CTO will direct teams in software engineering, product development, enterprise & newsroom applications, infrastructure & devops, data engineering, analytics and overall technical operations to attain the company’s strategic goals.

The position reports to the Editor & Director.


To ensure success as a Head of IT & CTO, the candidate should exhibit strong leadership skills and extensive experience in related technology driven industries like media, entertainment, telco, e-commerce, software development etc. Remaining customer centric and business focussed, the role demands a mix of business knowledge and strong technological expertise for delivering continuous product innovation.
  • Lead the company’s technical vision and all aspects of the company’s technological development.
  • Collaboratively develop, gain consensus, and implement technology roadmaps for Prothom Alo in media technologies such as Web CMS, newsroom workflows, web & mobile apps, data & analytics, e-commerce products & paywall subscriptions, cloud infrastructure, network & security, CDN, product & design
  • Works in a consultative fashion with other functions such as editorial, marketing and business operations as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness
  • Lead, mentor and grow an agile, collaborative, self-directed set of development & operations teams
  • Support and extend the existing application platform, using Continuous Integration and DevOps principles, with a fully automated end-to-end process from development through fully monitored systems in production
  • Acts as a custodian of the group's resources and ensure control of IT budgets
  • Effectively articulate technology issues and advise company leadership and key stakeholders on business implications of technology developments and trends
  • Job Nature

    • Full-Time

    Educational Requirements

    • B.Sc/ M.Sc

    Additional Educational Requirements

    Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer sciences, software engineering, technology management. MBA with an engineering background is preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • Experience Required 15 to 20 Year(s)

    Job Requirements

    • Both Male and Female can Apply
  • At least 15 years of experience with minimum 5 years in a technical leadership position in media, entertainment, online gaming, e-commerce, telecom or social media industry and currently leading a reasonable size team
  • Candidate with good software engineering background would be preferred
  • Experience with media delivery to global audiences using CDNs
  • Experience managing external vendor relationships and distributed teams
  • Exceptional problem analyzing skills and designing solutions
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - verbal, written and presentation with ease between technical and business topics
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Salary Range

    • 300000 to 500000


    • December 31 2022
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    Published on: November 23, 2022
    Vacancy: Undifined
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Experience: Experience Required 15 to 20 Year(s)
    Gender: Both Male and Female can Apply
    Job Location:
    Salary: 300000 to 500000
    Application Deadline: December 31, 2022
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