Chief Technology Officer

Insider is looking for a passionate and inspiring Chief Technology Officer to lead our tech organization as part of our executive leadership team. Reporting directly to the President, the Chief Technology Officer is a key leader that supports our global tech and product teams, our journalists, and the millions of people who read and watch our stories across the world. We’re looking for a leader who is excited by building a world-class engineering organization centered around excellence, iteration, and innovation.

You should be an effective communicator with the ability to inspire and motivate — in strong partnership with the head of the product organization you will create a collaborative and innovative culture that will support the growth and effectiveness of our tech organization. You believe in and can help nurture our values of curiosity, inclusiveness, and collaboration.

Insider is one of the world’s most popular and influential media brands. Launched in 2007 as Business Insider, Insider generates more than 250 million unique monthly visitors across the globe and has hundreds of millions of video views each month. Insider has 14 editions around the world in seven languages.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead our global Tech organization and partner with Product to own the technical vision and direction of Insider.
  • Grow, manage and mentor a diverse leadership team that builds out Insider’s world class engineering organization
  • Ensure our platforms scale globally, across multiple languages, cultures and geographies to meet our 300M+ global visits.
  • Represent the tech and IT organization at the highest executive level as an important stakeholder in the strategy and direction of Insider.
  • Partner with leadership across Insider’s diverse teams and businesses — editorial, advertising, subscriptions, commerce, international, as well as other key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for vendor strategy and selection. Manage budget and resource allocation.
  • Champion our engineering philosophy and values: We value architecture that is lean and flexible and allows us to move fast, deploy frequently, and quickly adapt to the ever-changing media landscape. We value systems and technologies that are simple, performant, and optimized for their given task.
  • Strategically grow our international talent including Northern Ireland presence, partnering with the NI site lead and collaborating with local NI communities, government, and colleges.
  • Partner with Product and Tech leadership to continue to foster our high trust, collaboration and transparent culture that focuses on effectiveness, operating as one team and getting better everyday.

What you have:

  • Proven experience leading and building strong, high-performing tech teams.
  • Clear track record of successfully implementing platforms and technologies that are performant, scalable and deliver meaningful business value.
  • Strong executive leadership skills; demonstrated ability to drive technical strategy and operations at the highest levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, mentor and grow senior level engineering leaders.
  • Hands-on experience or strong familiarity with our choice of web and mobile technologies: JavaScript/NodeJS, Go, Python, Swift, Java, React Native, MongoDB, Postgres, Snowflake.
  • Extensive experience with AWS and GCP and relevant services (EC2, EKS, S3, RDS, Lambda, SQS, BigQuery).
  • Experience with data platforms, identity data, and CDP/DMPs to achieve business, edit, and product goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standards and best practices around SRE, information and application security, enterprise IT, A11y, privacy, data governance, compliance laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with the technology and services that support our business, revenue and editorial teams a plus: Ad Tech (Google Ads Suite, Prebid, Amazon TAM),Subscriptions (Piano, Stripe) and media production (MAM, production studios).

We offer a flexible, remote-first organization with a collaborative, positive culture. You’ll work with people who are as passionate, smart, and driven as you are.

Salary & Benefits:

Insider offers competitive compensation packages and generous benefits, including unlimited vacation, a generous family leave policy, 401K match, remote-friendly culture, and other great perks. The base salary for this role ranges from $300K - $425K, plus an additional variable compensation package. Salary for the role is commensurate with experience and depends on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown.


Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.

Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.

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