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Head of IT – (Emerging Technologies)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin City Centre

Ref # 6294

ROLE: Head of IT (Emerging Automotive Technology)

LOCATION: Dublin / Hybrid


Barden IT are proud to continue working with an Irish-owned organization who view the transition to Electric Vehicles (EV) as a key strategic priority for the future of their business estate across the USA, UK and Ireland.


Our client has invested significantly in this emerging Business unit and to further endorse their commitment to this new venture are seeking to hire a ‘Head of Technology’ to embrace “best-in-breed” Automotive technologies and further progress this business unit to becoming a significant part of my client’s overall Global business.


“The ‘Head Of IT’ will be responsible for the IT division of this recently formed business across all regions in which it operates. You will have your ‘finger-on-the-pulse’ when it comes to new technology and how best to utilise it to grow out this business function further. The new hire will have the support of the wider senior leadership team where needed in order to move this new and exciting business function forward with confidence.” (Hiring Manager Quote – Group CIO)


Reporting into the CEO, a key goal for this hire will be to ensure that the business has the technical capabilities to maximise its success and drive consistent growth.


The role will also have a dotted line to the Group CIO and you’ll have a key role to play in helping the business to provide a seamless customer experience to all customers


This role offers an attractive Salary, Benefits / Bonus package and very flexible working arrangements.






  • From the outset you will adopt your sound theoretical & practical knowledge / experience of systems engineering (possibly in accordance with an international standard such as ISO/IEC 15288), either in automotive or another industry to this position.
  • This key role will span between project delivery and service management to ensure the IT suite across the business is managed accordingly.
  • Integral to this role brief will to guide, coach and manage the team (including personal development and succession planning).
  • Key tasks will include – monitoring and upgrading business systems and processes / IT Security and Governance.
  • You’ll also be required to maintain and evolve the associated architecture as the business expands.






  • The successful candidate will be passionate about mentoring people and you will manage a team of delivery leads, technical specialists, and technical 3rd party vendors.
  • Be comfortable acting in that role of ‘Trusted Technology Advisor’ to the business influencing where possible re new ways of working.
  • Experience in online payment systems in UK/USA/Ireland
  • Knowledge of OCPP would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of ISO15118 (Plug & Charge) would also be advantageous and / or prior experience of EV specific Technology / Software would be beneficial
  • Possess that natural personality which will enable you to build strong working and strategic relationships with a variety of suppliers and partners, ensuring suppliers adhere to high quality on-scope, on-time, on-budget delivery
  • Ideally, you’ll be accustomed to working within a fast-paced Retail environment.


*Please note that our client can only engage with candidates who are EU Citizens or possess a full & currently valid Stam


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