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About the job Chief Technology Officer

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer         Department: Technology

Reports To: CEO                                      Location: Houston, Texas

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt 

Compensation: $170,000 per year 

Position Summary: Manages and directs the organization toward its primary technological objectives, based on long-term product and profitability goals. We are seeking a sharp software development leader, who can code, learn new programming languages, and lead our development team. The ideal candidate will need to learn quickly, gain an in-depth understanding of our technology platform, and be able to manage a multi-functional international technology team in advancing the software platform.

The CTO will be responsible for driving the Software Development team deliverables, managing timelines, and maintaining budgets while balancing shifting priorities. Thus, having strong business acumen and technological expertise is a must. The candidate must be a self-learner able to adopt best practices and continuously seek to improve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Establishes current and long-range objectives, plans, and policies, subject to approval by CEO.
  • Creates a technical vision for the company and plans for implementation of new technical projects or product lines.
  • Dispenses advice, guidance, direction, and authorization to carry out major plans and procedures, consistent with established policies approved by the CEO.
  • Works with product development, sales, and marketing to discern competitiveness of new technologies.
  • Reviews operating results of the organization, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
  • Creates technical budgets, allocates resources, and determines schedule of product releases and project deadlines.
  • Plans and directs all investigations and negotiations pertaining to technical aspects of mergers, joint ventures, acquisition of businesses, or sales of major assets, with approval of the CEO.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of communications throughout the organization.
  • Analyzes new technologies and runs competitive analyses.
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design
  • Work across the full stack, building highly scalable distributed solutions that enable positive user experiences and measurable business growth
  • Create high quality code that can scale with a significant number of users
  • Manage integrations with 3rd party applications
  • Setup and manage QA personnel and processes
  • Utilize SCRUM and Agile methods
  • Work with development team and business unit to develop and deliver new functions
  • Become intimately involved in the design processes product development
  • Test features and functions and ensure specifications are completed and deployed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Interface with clients as POC for client technology teams
  • Interface with internal teams POC responsible for technology
  • Align business strategy to technology/software development
  • Develop new features and infrastructure development in support of rapidly emerging business and project requirements
  • Scope out and manage work of the Software Engineering team
  • Interface with clients as POC for client technology teams
  • Interface with internal teams POC responsible for technology
  • Manage web development/programming projects
  • Direct offshore teams to complete functions/projects
  • Oversees projects and assignments within the larger Information System (IS) department.
  • Leads efficient operation of the team so that prompt modernization and upgrades of IS are performed as needed.
  • Conduct performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • PMP or CAPM is a plus.
  • Highly proficient in PHP 7 and PHP 5.6
  • Proficient with PHP Frameworks
  • Strong in MySQL – able to read write, and refractor complex queries
  • Javascript front end and server (NodeJS)
  • Experience deploying on AWS,
  • Comfortable with Git (GitHub)
  • Experience designing and integrating RESTful APIs
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Certificates and Licenses:

CSM, (ISC)2, ITIL, CISSP

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