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Chief Technology Officer/CTO

BK TecHouse Ltd. is a Digital, Lean-Agile Technology Company dedicated to delighting our customers, employees and shareholders by providing high-quality Innovative Technology products and services that empower our customers to strive in a fast-changing market. We provide equal employment opportunity for all, promote Servant Leadership and behave with integrity and transparency. A career with BK TecHouse offers greater opportunity, greater challenge and greater satisfaction.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be in charge of all company technology and technological resources. As such he/she will:

  • Establish the company technology vision, strategies and plans for growth
  • Supervise the system and quality assurance process
  • Maintain and improve all technological issues in the company
  • Ensure technologies are used efficiently, profitably and securely
  • Take the initiative in technology thought leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Evaluate and implement new systems and infrastructure

 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Setting company technical vision and leading the company’s technological development
  • Developing strategic plans and setting timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of all technical, web, and mobile services
  • Identifying, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs
  • Leading the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships
  • Creating overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
  • Consolidating our technology platforms and create plans for each
  • Tracking, analyzing and monitoring technology performance metrics
  • Overseeing all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Keeping abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape
  • Supervising quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests
  • Establishing software development process and set objectives for the process
  • Sharing technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide
  • Ensuring the company’s technological processes and service comply with all requirements, laws, and regulations
  • Developing, tracking and controlling the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations
  • Overseeing Business Development and Operations to define and deliver new products and enhancements
  • Monitoring performance profiling tools and procedures
  • Developing and implementing disaster and emergency recovery plans
  • Collaborating with department heads as an advisor of all technologies involved with the company
  • Representing the company at conferences and networking events

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • MBA will be of added value
  • 8 to 10 years’ experience in a software development role, Information Technology role, or related field
  • 5 years in Management or Leadership role
  • In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development
  • Hands on experience with complex project management
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Proactive problem solver

 

 

CORE COMPETENCE 

Technology & Architecture: CTO is a key decision-maker who chooses the tech stack, programming language, and framework. As a technology visionary, he focuses on leading the architects, innovation, and general IT operations. He/she needs to know the ins and outs of the software development life cycle and needs to be experienced enough to incorporate strategies to accelerate time-to-market. As such he/she should be abreast of the below competencies:

  • Web & Mobile Application design and implementation
  • Cloud computing/Virtualization
  • Data Science knoweledge
  • Systems and data integration
  • Clarity, Rally, Jira Align, Jira, qTest
  • Custom & Package implementation (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Siebel)
  • SOA, SaaS Artchitecture Framework
  • Infrastructure/Network/Monitoring/Data Resilience & Stability
  • Best in Class Methodology (Agile, Waterflow SDLC, SaFe)
  • MS Office 365, Project & PowerBI

 

 

Strategic & Planning of technology resources: A CTO is expected to research and create strategies, improve an IT infrastructure and fine-tune engineering team efforts to align with business priorities. As such he/she should be abreast of below competencies:

  • Enterprise transformation
  • Program & Project Management
  • Business Process improvement
  • IT Strategic planning & Roadmap
  • Business consulting
  • DevOps assessment & Readiness
  • IT sourcing & Managed Services
  • Solutions optimization & Analysis
  • IT Compliance & Audit Controls: PCI, CPNI, SOX
  • IT Governance & Best Practices: ITIL & ITSM
  • Budgeting & contract negotiation skills
  • Capacity & Business Continuity planning

 

 

Leadership and Engagement: A CTO needs to be able to provide leadership for the technical strategy in order to accomplish the company strategic goals. As such he/she needs to be equipped with below skills set:

  • Team Building, Training and Development
  • Highly Organized, Results Driven, Self-starter, Multi-tasking in Fast-paced Environment
  • Strong Analytical Abilities & Problem/Decision Resolution
  • Change/Release & Risk Management
  • Client/Vendor Relationship, SOW & SLA Management.

Submit your CV to bktechouse@bk.rw

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