Web Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Job Description

A web startup client recently asked me for a CTO job description to paste into a business plan. Eager to oblige, I googled “Web CTO job description” and “web chief technology officer” anticipating it would take me five minutes to find what my client wanted. You’d think there would be a adequate boilerplate job description somewhere on the Net. But no, there’s no sharable, standard description of the work we do to run a web startup.

Here, then, is my first draft of a job description for the work I’ve done as a chief technology officer for web startups. You can find the entire article here: Job Description for a Web Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

After you’ve read the article, if you have anything to add or refine, you can leave a post, and I’ll update the article.

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7 Responses to Web Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Job Description

  1. chrisco says:

    Great article/draft job description, Daniel, thanks for sharing. -Chris

  2. Kev says:

    Great job! Thanks

  3. Ayesha Khurram Minhas says:

    This is the ONLY job description for a Web/IT CTO available on the internet…. Great Job.

  4. David H says:

    I’ve been asked to create a job description for our CTO. This article has been quite helpful. Another one that I have found useful is…

    http://www.modelbenders.com/papers/SmithR_CTOStrategy.pdf

  5. Steph says:

    This is a really thorough JD – well done,

  6. Rauff Reffai says:

    Though I was looking for a JD of a CTO in the Mobile service industry, I found your JD to be well crafted and extremely useful.TKS

    Rauff Reffai
    Institutional Dev.Consultant
    Formerly of Whitbread Plc,UK

  7. Barbara Zenz says:

    Thanks, good input for a job description I am working on!

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