Chief Technical Officer

Job FieldICT / Computer
Their CTO will lead the technology strategy, execution, and operations functions within their Technology function. As the leader of the Technology Department, you will be working closely with the founders as well as focusing on managing the Tech Team and be a champion for defining and scaling engineering processes.


Your daily adventures include:

Oversee the development of detailed plans and determinations for new products, relevant engineering tools & resources and build budgets in collaboration with Product Managers
Create and set product roadmaps
Provide leadership in the technology department for enablement and innovation and oversee the Tech Team OKR development and goal setting
Manage a portfolio of technology projects to meet cost, scope, and schedule constraints
Develop policies for internal technology operations to drive the attainment of SLAs
Define the app architecture in conjunction with current and future requirements
Manage and support the delivery of software and hardware operations and projects
Enable process efficiency of back-office operations
Drive innovation for front office or core business operations by recommending viable technologies
Identify key skills and talent gaps in the department and work to recruit, train, and retain talent in the team
You will be responsible for setting and allocating resources to engineering and product development
Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
In collaboration with the Executive Leadership collaborate on and communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology

What It Takes To Succeed

At least 7+ years of experience in a Ecommerce, FinTech or SAAS environment
At least 3 years in a leadership role
Experience in start-ups and scaling up a team.
Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science or Engineering
Experience hiring, managing, and retaining a team of talented technical professionals
Demonstrated experience in negotiating with business leaders to drive the effectiveness of the Tech department
Business mindset and sense
Able to assist with overviewing coding
Ability to align a high-performing technical team to organizational goals
Tactful and diplomatic problem-solving skills
Agile and resilient with a good work ethic
Possess the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a multicultural team in a professional and service-oriented manner
Knowledge management and learning; actively working towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas while applying newly acquired skills in day-to-day work


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