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Chief Technologist - Datacentre - Cloud

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Would you like to be part of a team that is growing?


Do you enjoy working as part of an committed, passionate, and collaborative team?


Join our OCTO team

Our Office of the CTO function is responsible for understanding technology and the direction it is taking. Using this insight, we partner with our sales, services, and partner organisations to evolve and innovate Softcat messaging, capabilities, and services to reflect the evolving needs of our customers.


Success. The Softcat Way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security, and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Do you want to make change happen by joining a team that never stands still?

The Chief Technologist will be working with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to provide technology leadership and insights. You will become a trusted advisor both internally and externally to shape and contribute to Softcat's and our customers direction.

As Chief Technologist – Datacentre & Cloud you'll be responsible for:

  • Providing ongoing ownership to the development of the Data Centre and Cloud business and proposition in alignment with customer and market trends
  • Engaging at senior level to influence Softcat, partner and customer strategy and become a trusted advisor
  • Scoping and defining projects and programmes within customers identifying customer outcomes, delivery approach and providing senior sponsorship
  • Demonstrating technical leadership by leading cross-departmental teams to achieve customer success
  • Developing our people to elevate their capabilities through structured training, video on demand content and 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Providing technical leadership into the sales leadership team to guide relevant technology messages to support the growth of the business
  • Developing technical relationships with senior stakeholders within our partner community


What we need from you

  • Must be credible in communicating around technical issues / solutions
  • Relationship focused; experience of building relationships and influencing at the highest levels both within Softcat, partners and customers, becoming a trusted advisor
  • Strong team player both as part of virtual team with both sales and technical communities
  • Energy, dynamism, and technology evangelism
  • Commercially astute
  • Ability to present to an external audience, both business and technical; with a track record of presenting at board level and to large groups
  • Knowledge of and experience in designing and implementing solutions comprising of multiple technologies and business applications


Please note, you'll be put through SC clearance upon hire, so you'll need to possess either an existing SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo the vetting for such clearance.


Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs


Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.


Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now


Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We're welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector. 

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefits include:

If you have any specific questions about working for Softcat, please check the FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please email us at, and we’ll get back to you when we can.