12 Feb

Chief Technology Officer

Ikeja, Lagos
  • Full-Time
  • ₦1,000,000 (negotiable)
  • Closing Date: 28-Feb-2018

Job Summary

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be in charge of all company's technology and technological resources. 

He /She will be the first technology go-to expert and play an integral role in setting the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth.

He/ She will oversee the overall technology development and technology utilization plan and manage all information technology resources of our company. 

·       Responsibilities and Duties

  • ·         Lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships .
  • ·         Developing strategic plans and setting timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of all technical, web, and mobile services.
  • ·         Collaborating with department heads as advisor of all technologies involved with company.
  • ·         Build quality assurance and data protection processes.
  • ·         Supervising quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests.
  • ·         Lead the IT team during technical testing of platforms either pre/post integration implementation.
  • ·         Managing relationships between customer requirement and technical feasibility.
  • ·         Interfacing between clients and technical partners.
  • ·         Managing and coordinating the integration of new products on to the technology platform.
  • ·         Managing the design, review, assessment and contracts of the technology architecture.
  • ·         Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals.
  • ·         Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage.
  • ·         Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.
  • ·         Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance.
  • ·         Use stakeholders‟ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology.
  • ·         Supervising workflow of IT department.
  • ·         Sharing technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide.
  • ·         Studying current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development.
  • ·         Studying information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement.
  • ·         Representing company at conferences and networking events.
  • ·         Ensuring company’s technological processes and service comply with all requirements, laws, and regulations.

Desired Competencies and Qualification

  • ·         BSc in Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Electronics Engineering or related field.
  • ·         MBA, Master’s degree in Information Technology or technology-related discipline preferred.
  • ·         8+ years experience in software development role, IT projects, information technology role, with minimum 5 years in Management or leadership roles, preferably in Payment Solution Company.
  • ·         Experience with technology relative to industry; Fintech, Payments.
  • ·         Not more than 40 years by February 2018 and not less than 30 years.

Personal Attributes

  • ·         Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • ·         Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • ·         High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.
  • ·         Strong Knowledge of IT projects.
  • ·         Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • ·         Ability to be a “big picture” thinker
  • ·          Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills.
  • ·         Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead.
  • ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • ·         Able to align multiple strategies and ideas.
  • ·         Confident in producing and presenting work.
  • ·         In-depth understanding of the industry and good knowledge of IT projects.
  • ·         Strict adherence to company philosophy and business goals .