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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York City
Industry:
REF: DS06
Contact Name: Rebaz Has
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

An opportunity to work at the intersection between data science and business for a disruptive Health-tech firm - One of the fastest growing corporations in the USA.

 

THE COMPANY

  • Founded only a few years ago, this firm has already disrupted an area of Health-tech with a $1B+ IPO and multibillion-dollar valuation
  • The firm has developed proprietary capabilities that have already changed the game of a niche health tech area. 
  • Early stage of rapid growth – we expect to double in size every 1-2 years; this is an opportunity to architect and shape the growth of our strategy, team, and product
  • Long term vision – we are focused on building for a future that is years away from mass deployment, allowing us to forget about the limitations of today’s current tech & focus on the leapfrog possibilities
  • Access – we are able to strategically use our affiliation with the Fortune 1 company to connect directly with the best and the brightest in the industry

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Creation and execution of the overarching strategy for the company’s technical architecture and systems
  • Coach and mentor employees at all levels to foster a culture of success on teams including Software Engineering, 3D Asset Development, QA, DevOps, Data Engineering, and Systems Administration
  • Act as company's internal and external spokesperson in all technology-related matters
  • Manage and develop top-tier talent, including recruitment, engagement, and well-being
  • Set, lead and develop technical strategy that aligns with overall business objectives
  • Develop strategic plans and set timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of portfolio wide technology (technical, web, and mobile services)
  • Represent the technological agenda in executive meetings
  • Identify opportunities for web and mobile services
  • Lead architecture team and technology owners to define technical blueprints, roadmaps, and principles that drive day-to-day design decisions
  • Develop strategic architecture vision and guiding principles that empowers autonomous design decisions
  • Establish software development process and set objectives for process
  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics to improve effectiveness of company’s technology strategy
  • Monitor web analytics, identify company web user needs and make recommendations that align to business goals
  • Supervise quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests
  • Share and evangelize technology vision, opportunities, and risks company wide
  • Consistent record of building systems that resolve technology decisions through decision making, efficiently and at scale
  • Develop, track and control development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations
  • Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure best practices are met
  • Keep abreast of current and new industry trends. best practices, technologies and software development
  • Take initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Work closely with Marketing to define and deliver new products and enhancements
  • Engage in speaking opportunities, conference, media activities to build strong online presence

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in software engineering, architecture and QA
  • Consistent track record developing and executing vision for technical direction
  • Technical leadership of complex, secure, high-volume, and highly available processing environments
  • Experience designing large scale, high performance, distributed systems (e. g. cloud) processing large amounts of data with high throughput characteristics
  • Experience building scalable application architectures and with the progression from traditional frameworks to micro services
  • Experience with data visualization and the cognitive science of working effectively with large volumes of data
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Consistent track record securing entire product portfolios at scale through deep knowledge of secure architectures & secure-by-design practices
  • Strong ability to bring together individuals, teams and organizations. Ability to resolve conflict and drive execution
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to audiences of all levels and backgrounds (executive, business, and technical)
  • Successful startup experience
  • Successful experience at a mid to large size company
  • Ability to work with uncertainty and change of evolving business with enthusiasm
  • Experience with technology relative to industry; .Net / core, C#, Python, SQL Server, MongoDB, Solr, jQuery, Angular, AWS, IIS, GitHub, Grunt/Gulp, Node.JS

 

What's on offer:

  • Industry leading package
  • Leading Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K with match
  • PTO
  • Collaborative work environment and positive culture
  • High standards of work across all levels of the organization
  • A mix of high-level strategy work and hands-on product building and making
  • A seat at the executive table with valued input into all high-level business and strategic decisions
  • An entrepreneurial culture where leadership is focused on empowering teams and expects actionable insights from all levels
  • Rewarding work for people who like to shape the future of frontier technologies