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Chief Technologist, Securityat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Information Technology
Post Date: 
03 Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
Security Clearance Required: 



CDW is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 14,600 coworkers.

CDW prides itself on being People Who Get IT and People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and are grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together.

At CDW, youll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes whom you will learn and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true selfand your best ideasto CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solvingand better solutions for our customers in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.


As Chief Technologist (Security), you will be the face of our Security growth pillar from a technology and market perspective, playing an integral role in the development of our Integrated Technology business through progressive and balanced thought leadership, collaboration with wider business units as it pertains to market and opportunity assessment, and assist with proposition or service capability development.

You will proactively engage and collaborate with customers, sales leadership, sellers, and the wider business, ensuring our opinion in the market is well communicated through internal and public speaking, and assist with the development and publication of whitepapers, blog posts, VT and/or podcasts.

As a member of the Office of the CTO you will collaborate with leaders across the Integrated Technology business to help develop and evolve our strategy in line with market dynamics, helping develop business cases, roadmaps and partner training and certification plans.

  • Be the thought leader/evangelist for the Security business, helping customers improve their security posture using relevant security platforms and control mechanisms (infrastructure security, endpoint protection platforms, identity & access management, Secure service edge, workload and application protection, data security, vulnerability & risk management, SOC services & tooling, compliance, and governance)
  • Regularly communicate CDW UKs market opinion, relevance, and capability through a variety of forums as a brand ambassador (e.g., internal seller enablement briefings, win wires, case studies, public speaking, partner engagements, quarterly state of the market reports, podcasts, VT creation)
  • Meet and collaborate with key customers and partners frequently to understand priorities and roadmaps, helping drive increased revenue by identifying new opportunities
  • Host, attend and participate in internal, customer or partner events to showcase CDWs capability
  • Build meaningful and lasting relationships with senior stakeholders within our partner community
  • Contribute to the development, launch and evolution of packaged Professional and Managed Services products as they pertain to propositions
  • Assist in the identification of new partners and technology which will contribute to CDWs success and market relevance

  • 10+ Years experience in the Information Technology market with proven experience working as a senior leader combined with a demonstrable track record of leading and developing teams and individuals
  • Proven experience of CxO level interaction, engagement, and relationship management
  • Proven track record of driving revenue growth, managing cost, and attracting, retaining, and developing talent
  • Strong understanding and experience of the procurement lifecycle including negotiation, contracting, and the management of third parties
  • Experience in building internal departmental brand and engaging with multiple internal business units
  • Professional certification (desirable) such as TOGAF/Architecture, Leadership & Management, Expert, or advanced level certifications within specialism
  • Existing public personal brand (desirable) with links into wider technology communities or participation in executive councils or invite only community initiatives
  • Experience in the development of engaging public facing content in written, audio and/or visual formats

  • Highly ambitious, credible, motivated, and accountable individual with an appreciation for building meaningful and lasting relationships, combined with a desire and ability to win hearts and minds - Confident yet humble in their approach
  • Detail-oriented with strong time management skills combined with the capacity to lead and work on multiple initiatives, as well as dynamically prioritise and pivot based on changing business needs
  • Outstanding communications skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely present concepts and recommendations in verbal, written, and presentation formats to customers, senior leaders, and cross-functional audiences
  • High levels of industry-related knowledge with an insatiable thirst for new information relevant to the market
  • Prepared for occasional travel between CDW UK & International offices as the role requires whilst maintaining a suitable home life balance
  • Ability to allocate time to undertake personal development activities such as attending training, achieving certifications, and focusing on soft-skill development always seeking to personally develop as an individual

  • Each coworker is accountable for their actions and is required to exercise good judgment in everything they do. Part of that responsibility includes ensuring that you understand and live up to the values and standards we set for ourselves in the CDW Way, the CDW Way Code (our code of ethics and business conduct), the Information Management System (IMS), and all other policies and procedures relevant to your role.
  • Each coworker has a responsibility to ask questions when they are unsure of CDWs values, standards, and policies, and to act if they believe someone else is not acting consistently with those values, standards, and policies.
  • Each coworker is responsible for maintaining customer focus and for periodically reviewing the Circle of Service Philosophy and the Quality Policy to understand CDWs commitment to excellent client service and continual improvement. Coworkers must report any customer problems, feedback, service outages, and service improvement suggestions to management.
  • Each coworker is required to comply with CDWs policies relating to Information Security and Data protection, specifically to:
    • Protect all information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction & interference
    • Treat the security of all information assets according to their designated information security classification
    • Ensure that they only access information assets that they are authorised to do so.
    • Adhere to the procedure for reporting any security weakness or event
    • Commit to, and participate in, personal development of information security awareness & knowledge
    • Comply with all laws and contractual obligations regarding the protection of data
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