Head of Technology/CTO

Reed Technology
11 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Technology to join our client to build a high performing department which will utilise technology to drive further business growth.

The Head of Technology will have the chance to have a huge impact on the direction of technology and to lead the design and engineering activities for the core technology platform. Additionally the Head of Technology will play a key role in key upcoming projects which include ensuring engineering solutions meet requirements, step change in usage is introduced in addition to being part of the platform migration to Cloud.

As Head of Technology, you will contribute to strategy, design and development of the organisations platform in addition to inputting into the platform design process while developing and providing leadership to the Technology, IT and Software Quality Assurance teams.

Essential Skills and Experience needed:

• A background in end-to-end software design with experience in an agile environment.
• A successful track record in building and developing a high performing team in a growing and customer focused environment
• Strong communication skills with the ability to gain buy in from stakeholders to company goals and vision
• Ability to negotiate and manage 3rd party suppliers
• Extensive working knowledge of building platforms in complex environments
• Experienced in managing a technology development process and strategy with the ability to understand market and client requirements.
• Good working knowledge of: cloud hosting; automation; event based systems; databases; front end web interfaces; message brokers and n-tiered architectures.
• Strong Project Managements skills

The ideal candidate will be 'hands on' with the ability to develop new solutions to problems that arise alongside a passion for cutting-edge technologies and innovation.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business