Head of Technology

Recruiter
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Location
Chester
Salary
£70k - £85k pa + extensive benefits
Posted
11 Apr 2017
Closes
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Technology
Near Chester
Circa £85,000 plus benefits

ShortList Recruitment has an exclusive opportunity to lead the IT function for an exciting new business in the financial services sector. The Head of Technology will lead the newly formed IT function and bring a high level of innovation and energy to the role. The organisation has developed an open architecture technology solution, which it will take to market this year. The Head of Technology will lead the ongoing development, provision and operation of this new solution. Prior experience of delivering cloud based solutions is essential for this role.

The right Head of Technology will ideally be working in a solutions architecture capacity or Lead Developer position, and will be looking for the opportunity to step up to a Head of Technology role. There are a number of technology partners in place already, and the Head of Technology will further develop the partner strategy and relationships.

Key requirements for the Head of Technology position:

- Own and shape the technology services strategy, roadmap and investment portfolio
- Govern the future direction of the strategic partner platform and partner services
- Oversee all IT Service delivery functions to ensure a secure and stable service
- Implement and maintain operational and delivery process controls.
- Ensure robust KPI,s SLA's and OLA's are in place for all technology partners
- Identify and sponsor opportunities for improving automation of operational services
- Ensuring technology service & operating costs are in line with industry good practice
- Coordinate the overall budget for the IT function
- Lead and mentor all internal IT staff

The Head of Technology position would suit a cloud technology evangelist who would like to be at the core of an exciting new business, and to have a key influence over the success of an innovative new technology platform in the financial services sector.

The Head of Technology can expect a basic salary of circa £85,000, plus extensive benefits. The Head of Technology position is based close to Chester and is easily commutable from Wrexham, Warrington, Wirral, Liverpool and Crewe.

ShortList Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

ShortList specialise in the full spectrum of IT positions, from CIO to Helpdesk Analyst, on both a permanent and contract basis.