Full Time
Lagos
Posted 2 months ago

A major player in the technology sector is seeking an experienced, mission-driven Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help scale their suite of cloud-based SaaS products.

Job Responsibilities

Engineering Leadership:

  • Set and lead the technological vision and architecture for the company.
  • Make executive decisions on behalf of the company’s technical requirements.
  • Design and implement cross-product APIs that simplify solution delivery.
  • Develop a high performing and accountable engineering culture to meet and exceed ambitious performance targets.
  • Assess and audit current technology investments for potential improvement and operational efficiencies.
  • Develop a strong relationship between product and data engineering teams to power research that unlocks insights resident in disparate datasets.
  • Set and maintain sector leading SLAs, reliability metrics and governance strategies.
  • Keep the company ahead of emerging technology trends and developments that foster thought leadership and evangelism within our industry.

Operational Stewardship:

  • Select and implement technological resources to meet the company’s short and long-term needs.
  • Direct infrastructure needs for scalability and aggressive growth.
  • Manage technology budgets and timeframes.
  • Ensure all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards.
  • Oversee the collection, storage, management, quality, and protection of data.

Eminence and Influence:

  • Attract and retain A+ talent.
  • Effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data assets across the company.
  • Lead, motivate, and manage large technical teams.
  • Act as a mentor and coach to team members.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 10+ years of hands-on engineering and/or software development.
  • 6+ years of demonstrated experience leading highly complex, technically challenging, cross-functional software teams in a senior technical leadership capacity.
  • 5+ years of large-scale capabilities product engineering experience with contemporary tools and delivery methods in a complex environment (i.e., DevOps, CD/CI, Agile, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in architecting domain-specific microservices in high availability systems, applied big data technologies, machine learning and AI in a cloud environment.
  • Experience attracting, hiring, retaining, and leading top engineering talent and building highly effective teams across multiple locations.
  • Deep understanding of the Product / Technology Platform’s underlying tech stack and its core components.
  • External technology contributions, such as patents, noteworthy Open-Source attributions, publications, etc.
  • Able to lead multiple priorities and rapidly guide the organization through change moments
  • Ability to run large-scale applications in terms of performance, production assurance and threat mitigation.
  • Successful track record in both large-scale companies and in start-up environment.
  • Exceptional team-building skills, with proven success leading groups of engineers and data scientists.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to delegate and manage competing deadlines efficiently.
  • On premise and multi-cloud deployment experience including Microsoft azure, amazon web services and google cloud.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should forward CVs to recruitment@gusconsulting.com

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