Chief Technology Officer - Stafford

Big Data
Ref: 222 Date Posted: Thursday 13 Jun 2019
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An international software solutions company in Staffordshire is looking for a CTO to drive the business to new technological heights. After recently having received multi-million pound funding, they are ready to compete with major companies in their market.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Lead and inspire the technology team and the broader third-party teams to bring the company to new market-leading heights
  • Provide direction on how to architect and develop the company’s software
  • Secure timely build out and optimal post-launch technical operations
  • Identify and select the key suppliers of the converged platform components
  • Lead contract negotiations with the converged suppliers securing optimal balance between cost, quality and systems redundancy/resilience requirements
  • Manage the in-life operations of all systems securing the converged platform consistently meets high SLAs
  • Recruit, coach and develop the software development team

Required Key Skills

Experience and Knowledge

  • Solid experience of designing, launching and operating software systems
  • Exceptional understanding of IT variables in the retail, logistics, leisure and hospitality sectors

Essential Skills

  • 3rd party supplier negotiations
  • Offshore development team management

Personal Attributes

  • Tenacity and ability to deliver in an environment of rapid change.
  • Ability to influence at most senior level
  • Determined, resilient and controlled under pressure