Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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  • Permanent
  • £150,000 - £170,000 (GBP)
  • Fleet, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 23 Oct 2022

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) required to be responsible for driving the core technology strategy and plan throughout. You will lead and motivate your team, this will span all aspects of our business operations, products, and services, helping to both stabilize our technology platforms and services, and solidly position the business for continued aggressive growth.

Description

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) required to be responsible for driving the core technology strategy and plan throughout. You will lead and motivate your team, this will span all aspects of our business operations, products, and services, helping to both stabilize our technology platforms and services, and solidly position the business for continued aggressive growth.

This is a hybrid role at a salary of £170,000 + bonus and benefits.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Optimise existing core technologies and introduce solutions to reduce dependency on the existing monolithic architecture
  • Create and own an ever-evolving technology roadmap to deliver on the short- and medium-term objectives, and drive future technology innovations ensuring synergy across all departments
  • Manage the annual technology infrastructure maintenance, operating and development budget
  • Provide technical and architectural direction to the Tech Dev and Ops teams, tracking performance and ensuring productivity
  • Identify the right skills, team structure and resources to grow the technology teams’ permanent resources, contractors, and vendors 

Requirements skills and experience:

  • 5+ years' operating at board level
  • Advanced degree in technology or engineering
  • A proven leader that has managed, developed, and maintained technology teams of 40+ people through a successful growth journey
  • Solid stakeholder management skills
  • A determined mindset with an outcomes-based approach
  • Hands-on experience in software development and integrating 3rd party software within a leading, digital tech/SaaS and customer-led brand with high traffic volumes
  • Track record of successfully driving forward IT strategies with budgets of over £5m per year
  • Broad knowledge of systems, applications, and devops, including: Open-Source technologies including Linux, containerization, Solr and MySQL
  • Tools and platforms such as AWS, New Relic, Data Dome, data analytics eg: SnowPlow, diagnostic tools, data warehousing, email service platforms
  • Languages like Go, Python, Perl, PHP or similar
  • Website hosting and modern cloud services 

Skills

Business Activities
Stakeholder Management
Team Management
Programming Languages & Frameworks
PHP
Python

Industry Experience

IT company