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Richard Harrison
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Global CTO

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Job ID: 4049
Employment Type: Permanent

Global Chief Technology Officer / CTO - Software Engineering (Number 1 Role) - London - Extremely Competitive Basic Salary + bonus + Car + LTIP

Global Chief Technology Officer / CTO - Software Engineering required to join a major UK tech business as the leader of a primarily software engineering function. In essence, we are looking for someone who has the leadership experience of a CIO combined with a proven track record in tech leadership who can  steer the software engineering cloud based microservices architectural strategy and product platform vision. We are also looking for someone capable of leveraging tech from any acquisitions made. 
You will be ultimately accountable for building global B2C platforms which deliver services to millions of customers. We will do this by developing innovative new products and leveraging changes such as open banking to provide consumers with new ways to manage their finances and save money. 
The role sits on the Executive Management team and is responsible for growing the business through the effective and efficient use of technological resources. You will direct all employees in Software Engineering, Systems Architecture and IT Service Operations to attain the company’s strategic goals and will be a large contributor to the setting of the company’s strategic plan. We are looking for a truly outstanding individual with the vision and drive to lead an already strong technology organisation to new heights and to join a management team that are on a mission to shake up financial services in the UK.

Responsibilities/Duties
? Establish the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the groups technological development.
? Works in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as product, marketing, and customer servicing as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
? Provide leadership to department heads in a fashion that supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
? Conduct research and case studies on leading edge technologies and makes determinations on the probability of implementation.
? Work closely with Program Management to ensure successful delivery or technical products, capabilities and features. 
? Create an environment and culture that attracts top talent and promotes teamwork internally and externally.
? Understand, advocate, and augment the principles of technology strategies; guiding engineering and infrastructure teams toward common and compatible methodologies.
? Analyse emerging industry and market trends in the field of software engineering of world class online systems and determine potential impact upon the enterprise.
? Introduce, incorporate and champion new and innovative technologies and capabilities that can reduce cost or increase value of product delivery.
? Provide oversight on ensuring security and compliance risks are mitigated, tracked and addressed in a timely manner.


Education and Experience:


? Deep understanding of modern cloud based systems architecture and technologies specifically Amazon Web Services / AWS
? Experience in development and maintenance of highly scalable and available online public facing web and mobile based systems.
? Knowledge of Agile and waterfall software development lifecycle and methodologies. 
? Experience in managing the development of product lines based on SAFe or a scaled agile methodology.
? Deep understanding of organizational roles and responsibilities in a lean agile organisation with experience in building or transitioning such organizations. 
? Promote a culture of innovation, receptive and open to change or trialing new pragmatic solutions in-line with strategic vision of the group.
? Working closely with other business functions such as Marketing and Customer Services.
? Experience in delivery of integrated systems.
? Up to date with the latest technologies, methodologies and organisational best practices in this space.
? Experience in regulated financial environments specially under UK and EU laws desirable. 
? Experience in delivery of highly secure systems including various methods of encryption at rest and in transport, code vulnerability scanning, access management and control in various layers and separation of duty. 
? Experience in leading teams in multiple geographic locations across time zones.


Abilities:

? Help create a clear vision for the business with technology at the heart.

? Actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff attracting the very best talent in the industry.
? Think and act strategically and proactively.
? Strong ability to understand and evaluate business value of technical capabilities short and long term.
? Manage multiple competing priorities and negotiated with key stakeholders.

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