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KSAT seeks Chief Information Officer - CIO



Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Why CIO at KSAT?

At KSAT we strive to be in the forefront of using technology to provide the best services for connecting space and earth. Key to achieving our mission and objectives is to ensure that KSAT has a future-oriented and complete architecture, including resilient, secure and business supportive IT-platforms, and the ability to create value from the data we own.

For this we are now seeking a Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the main responsibilities to:

  • Provide visions, leadership and capabilities to the common Digital and Information Technology domains in KSAT.
  • Enable the development of the next generation IT technologies and platforms that fuels digital transformation.
  • Enable business growth by leading continuous digital development while providing secure and resilient operations.
  • Enable standardization by adapting scalable IT processes, practices and skill sets fitting for the ongoing changes in the technology and business landscape.

You will work close with our business units, leadership and other stakeholders to understand their strategic priorities and develop the required IT capabilities to ensure business development and growth. These relationships will be crucial in driving change and continuous improvements to contribute to business effectiveness.

We are seeking an experienced CIO to lead a dynamic team of IT professionals across different areas of expertise, ensuring the effective integration of technology solutions to our business.

The CIO will report to the KSAT Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Office: KSAT HQ, Tromsø, Norway

What does the role entail?

Strategic Direction:

  • Enable and lead IT & Digital in KSAT to support the realization of overall strategic goals and the fulfilment of the KSAT strategy.
  • Develop and executes an IT/Digital strategy that takes advantage of emerging IT technologies to contribute to business strategy and goals, in close collaboration with CTO.
  • Foster digitalization in KSAT through recommendations, initiatives, and roadmaps to provide better service to clients and perform work more efficiently using the right IT technologies.

Service and Product delivery:

  • Oversees the creation and management of a standardized/product line–based delivery model in IT that supports the agile Product teams and KSAT wide.
  • Defines and oversees enterprise cloud service governance and oversees migration of enterprise applications, platforms, and data to cloud solutions.
  • Designs and oversees the implementation of IT–business collaboration (i.e. governance and ways of working) that helps the enterprise maximize returns from technology investments.
  • Oversees IT sourcing decisions and scalable vendor management processes to meet business demand and facilitate efficient delivery, in both short and long term.

Functional Management:

  • Ownership of KSAT Enterprise Architecture function and ensuring that KSAT has a complete, scalable and future-proof corporate IT architecture.
  • Oversees the KSAT IT functions to meet strategic planning, budget management, communication, and functional coordination goals.
  • Oversees the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of enterprise data without disrupting digital transformation and growth.
  • Oversees measurement and reporting of IT infrastructure and systems’ reliability, performance, security, and business value.
  • Oversees the CISO function to meet strategic planning, budget management, communication, and IT Security and Cyber Security goals.

People Management and Development:

  • Develops the next generation of IT teams who are able to build strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to move the business toward digitally enabled growth.
  • Encourages learning from failures and creates a climate of openness to new ways of working, risk, and uncertainty.
  • Contributes to KSAT’s goals for talent development, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Drives a culture of continuous learning and development while promoting standardization of skills, practices and competences.

Who are we looking for?

  • IT Strategy Development
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Change leadership and Transformational management
  • Communication and influencing
  • Business Acumen
  • Governance and budgeting
  • Operations management

KSAT can offer you

We are a rapidly growing organization with solid finances. At KSAT you will encounter an active and inclusive working environment and we want someone who wants to build on this. With us, you get skilled and committed colleagues, a flexible and varied everyday life, opportunities to grow and a unique opportunity to help develop an exciting future for KSAT. If this wasn't enough, we also offer, among other things:

  • We are a social group who do things outside of work, both under the auspices of the company and on private initiative. Here you will be included from day one.
  • Competitive salary conditions, training courses, training during working hours, very good health insurance and pension schemes, telephone and mobile subscriptions, company cabin, support for sports, etc.
  • An environment you are guaranteed to learn from - regardless of your level of expertise today. You will join an environment with high competence and with a strong desire and will to deliver world-class quality - at all levels of the organisation.

Get to know us better through - SPACE UP YOUR CAREER - we are looking forward to hearing from you!

KSAT sees the importance to ensure diversity in the company by taking gender, age, and cultural background into account during recruitment.

You must be fit for the position and meet authorization requirements in KSAT. Candidates in final stage will go through a background check done by Semac.