Chief Technology Officer

January 11, 2024
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Application ends: April 23, 2024
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Job Description

About the job

Roles & Responsibilities :

The Sr. VP role is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business

mission through development and deployment of the company’s cutting-edge software

products and solutions. This requires envisioning the company’s products and services,

leading implementation of web & mobile applications, spearheading overall architecture

and implementation of product development strategies, and planning for risk and growth.

Strategy & Planning

● In partnership with the company’s founders, lead strategic planning to achieve

business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting

timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all products and

solutions.

● Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application

frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.

● Participate as a member of the senior management team in establishing governance

processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are

managed appropriately and the organization’s resources are used responsibly,

particularly in the areas of software development, office networks and computers,

and telecommunications.

● Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend

technologies that support company organizational needs.

● Establish a governance process that meets government, partner, and company

expectations for customer information privacy.

● Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security plan

that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and

servers.

● Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff,

partners, customers, and stakeholders.

Implementation & Deployment

● Select and set up a software revision control system and repository (in the absence

of a system administrator).

● Select and set up web-based internal communications systems, such as a wiki, blog,

chat room, project management, and bug tracking systems (in the absence of a

system administrator).

● Collaborate with the founders and potential customers to develop use cases (or user

stories) and specifications that describe the implementation of the company’s

services as a web application.

● Collaborate with a User Experience Designer and potential customers to prepare

wireframes or mockups of a prototype of the company’s web application.

● Refine the company’s software development methodology.

● Establish a specification conformance and testing regimen based on user stories and

the User Experience design.

● Promulgate coding conventions and documentation standards.

● Select and manage company staff or outsourced vendors who will implement the

application.

● Establish and supervise the software development process, setting short-term

objectives and assessing progress as defined by the selected software development

methodology.

● Conduct code reviews and specification conformance testing as defined by the

selected software development methodology.

● Establish and supervise a quality assurance process, including integration and

system testing.

● Review and approve proposed development releases and manage the release

process.

● Evaluate and select web application hosting providers.

● Establish an application deployment process and supervise deployment to staging

and production servers.

● Monitor application performance and review any application failures in staging or

production.

● Establish a process to integrate customer service and support with the

software engineering process to support resolution of customer issues and improve

application usability.

Operational Management

● Maintain up-to- date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging

technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant

conferences and reading widely (including reading your peers’ blogs!).

● Define and communicate company values and standards for acquiring or developing

systems, equipment, or software within the company.

● Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the

organization.

● Share knowledge, mentor, and educate the organization’s investors, management,

staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders with regard to the company’s

technological vision, opportunities, and challenges.

● Ensure company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective

manner.

● Supervise recruitment, training, retention, and organization of all development staff

in accordance with the company hiring process, personnel policies, and budget

requirements.

Knowledge:

● Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or

solve business problems.

● Min. 20 years’ experience managing enterprise application development.

● Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application

framework.

● Familiar with more than one software development methodology.

● Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications.

● Has contributed to one or more open source projects.

● Skill with CSS, XHTML, one or more Javascript frameworks, and AJAX.

● Knowledge of web standards.

● In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development(Java/

J2ee)

● Exposure with server administration and web server configuration.

Personal Attributes

● Proven leadership ability.

● Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.

● Excellent written and oral communication skills.

● Excellent interpersonal skills.

● Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.

● Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.

● Keen attention to detail.

● Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

● Exceptional service orientation.

● Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

● Excellent organizational and time-management skills

● Ability to delegate efficiently.

Requirements:

● Min 20 years of experience and previous working experience as a SVP/VP/

leadership role.

● Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering, Computer Science or similar relevant

field. MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus.

● Hands-on experience with complex project management

● Effective negotiation and vendor management skills.