Advert for a Chief Technical Officer

Based in ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera

Permanent contract.

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), based in Sophia-Antipolis (06), is looking for a Chief Technical Officer within our Operations Division (OPS)


This is a position for an experienced manager that includes the following key responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop the standards making process 
  • Identify and develop new areas for growth 
  • Represent the Institute


  • 15 years leadership experience in the ICT sector; management experience in an international environment preferred 
  • 10 years’ experience working in ICT standards; knowledge of standards development processes and the global standards landscape for ICT 
  • Knowledge about mobile communications is a plus 
  • MS degree in a technology or related sciences (e.g. physics, maths) field; additional MBA is a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills: ability to manage, motivate, and integrate committees and teams to achieve their mission and objectives 
  • Ability to attract new activity 
  • Results oriented and a strong team player; dynamic and self-driven 
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, negotiation, decision making, oral/written communications, consensus-building and meeting facilitation skills 
  • Ability to understand and relate to different cultures, i.e., culturally sensitive 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse audiences and personalities and address difficult situations with tact and diplomacy 
  • Excellent English language skills – both oral and written 
  • The assigned missions involve travelling in France and abroad

All applications must be submitted through our online application form by Friday 3 February 2023.