Chief Technology Officer Position - XML Knowledge Needed

Al D'Andrea apd at
Thu Jul 17 19:33:22 BST 1997

Chief Technology Officer

EDMS Solutions has been engaged to help our client find a Chief
Technology Officer who has strong connections to the XML effort. Our
client is a rapidly growing developer of leading component-based
document management solutions which support SGML, HTML, XML, and a wide
variety of other document and data types.

Position responsibilities include (subject to change):

- Advice and oversight of R&D for all company's businesses;
- Assist senior engineering/company management to develop and
  continually refine short and long-term commercial product
  then develop technology "build or buy" strategies to support it;
- Advise and assist senior engineering/company management to help them
  meet defined technology objectives and flag future problems or
  opportunities for improvement;
- Serve as an objective advisor to company's senior managers regarding
  development projects, processes, tools, and technology;
- Build links to other outside technology groups and consultants to help
  build both expertise and access to consulting and marketplace
- Sign off on all major R&D project plans, and work with senior
  engineering/company management to be sure these projects are
  successfully completed;
- Research, evaluate, and disseminate information about new and existing
  technologies, products, and vendors which may impact company position
  or products;
- Includes "sounding board", outside advisor, and project lead ("a
- Serve as a company and product evangelist in a wide variety of public
  and company forums;
- Develop technology position papers to support corporate efforts; and
- Participate as needed as a member of the executive management team.

Position requirements include:

- Extensive technology experience with an emphasis on: document
  management, publishing, and office systems, data and text management,
  Internet / WWW, workflow, and application development (experience
  with XML (eXtensible Markup Language), Java, C++, CORBA, SGML, PC
  Docs, FileNet Saros, Documentum, and Lotus Domino are pluses).
- 5+ years software industry experience as a chief technology officer,
  product architect, lead technologist/visionary, or technology guru
  the following experience preferred: technology, product, and vendor
  assessment and evaluation; technology vision and architecture
  development;  participation as a member of the company
  management-team; and product/technology evangelism at conferences,
  in the press, technology forums, company training events, and on sales
- Very strong influence management and communication skills -- for
  communication with company staff and outside contacts at all levels,
leading cross
  business teams, etc.;
- Successful experience leading a complex commercial software design,
  development, and QA effort is a plus;
- Ability to travel as needed.

Location: US West Coast (client will pay for relocation).

Compensation: Our client offers an excellent compensation package,
including salary, bonus, stock options, and very good company-paid

For more information contact (in confidence):

Al D’Andrea
Executive Recruiter
EDMS Solutions

Telephone:  800-727-1777 toll free in North America or 512-327-8850

or Fax/Email your resume in confidence to:

(512) 328-9630 / apd at

EDMS Solutions is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in
staffing key positions that require electronic document management
systems (EDMS) and publishing systems skills or industry knowledge,
including document imaging, SGML, workflow, Internet, and
text-retrieval. Our clients come from around the world and include
software vendors, system integrators, consulting firms, government
agencies, and both small and large companies operating in a wide range
of vertical markets. All fees, including interviews, relocation (when
necessary) are paid for by our clients.
Al D'Andrea
EDMS Solutions                            Tel: 512-327-8850
3300 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 650-161           Fax: 512-328-9630
Austin, TX 78746-6660                     Email: apd at

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