Chief Technology Officer

May 07, 2017 02:58 pm

NextDot Company Name: NextDot

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: IT & Telecommunication

Deadline: 05 Jun,2017

Educational Qualification:

University degree in the field of computer science or a relevant subject. An advanced degree in the related field is a plus.



At least 10 years of experience in the Information Technology arena, with at least 5 years of experience with software companies in a similar role.



Knowledge & Experience

  • A background in software development.
  • Hands-on experience coding in multiple programming languages.
  • 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 CSS3, HTML5, one or more JavaScript frameworks, one or more PHP frameworks, and AJAX.
  • Knowledge of mobile and web application standards.
  • Experience with UNIX system administration and web server configuration.
  • Knowledge of Internet protocols and RFC standards, database management systems, and revision control systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision software solutions that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.
  • Familiarity with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
  • Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements.
  • Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management, budgeting, and administrative operations.
  • Familiarity with marketing platforms, programs and policies.
  • Extensive experience with MVC frameworks.
  • A sound knowledge of existing and emerging technologies.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Information Technology arena, with at least 5 years of experience with software companies in a similar role.

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.
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional service orientation.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • An understanding of their own limitations with the ability to identify experts to fill those gaps.
  • Ability to make High Quality Decisions QUICKLY.


Other Opportunities:

Working Conditions

  • On-call availability and periodic overtime.
  • Mentality to sit for extended periods of time for meetings/discussion sessions.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers (or skill with adaptive devices) to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment.

Salary Range

Negotiable on the basis of experience, expertise and achievements of the candidate.


Instruction :

Application Deadline : June 5, 2017

Source: bdjobs


Job Detail:

Chief Technology Officer

Job Summary

Are you excited at the opportunity to build a company’s prospective technological backbone from the mid-level to the top? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you. Our rapidly growing software firm needs a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) who can provide technical leadership and training for the rest of the company. The ideal applicant will have what it takes to successfully play the two parts of an effective CTO - (a) The C-part, which is the part of the job that is focused on strategy and designing the way that technology will serve the business or create a product, and (b) The VP of Engineering part, which is focused on development and keeping the trains running on time for all things technological. If you are confident enough that you fit the bill, we want to hear from you.


The Chief Technology Officer’s role would be to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s tech team. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings, leading implementation of android, web and software solutions, and planning for risk and growth. The CTO is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company and will work with the Executive Management to grow the company through the use of technological resources. Using an active and practical approach, the CTO will direct all employees in the tech department to attain the company’s strategic goals established in the company’s strategic plan.


Strategy & Planning

The CTO's primary job is to make sure the company's technology strategy serves it's business strategy.
Identify technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.
Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all web-based 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 product development.
Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend technologies that support the company’s organizational needs.
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.
Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
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 (if required).
Select and set up web-based internal communications systems, such as a wiki, blog, chat room, project management, and bug tracking systems (if required).
Collaborate with a User Experience Designer and potential customers to prepare wireframes or mockups of a prototype of various projects.
Select and manage company staff or outsourced vendors as and when required.
Select or define 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.
Review current best practices for various development platforms and establish the initial architecture for the projects.
Select and manage company staff or outsourced vendors who will develop the projects.
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.
Select, deploy, and monitor performance profiling tools and procedures.
Review and approve proposed development releases and manage the release process.
Evaluate and select web application hosting providers.
Monitor application performance and review any application failures in staging or production.
Establish and monitor a web analytics regime that measures site traffic and application usage relative to business goals.
Support the marketing process by providing implementation of technical requirements for internet marketing and search engine optimization.
As a member of the senior management team, establish a customer service and support process, with particular responsibility for web-based services that implement the support function. 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.
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’s technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Develop, track, and control the development and deployment of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations.
Supervise recruitment, training, retention, and organization of all development staff in accordance with the company’s hiring process, personnel policies, and budget requirements.
Establish standards of performance and monitor conformance for staff (through performance review) and vendors (through service level agreements).
Ensure the company’s internal technological processes and customer-facing services comply with community expectations and applicable laws and regulations for privacy, security, and social responsibility.
Promote achievement of the company’s business goals within a context of community collaboration by developing policies for sharing software code, technological innovation, business processes, and other intellectual property.
Get project development tasks completed within the deadline at any cost.