Head of Technology

Employer
Blinx Technlogy
Location
Cranford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Our history

We are recently established, sponsored and started by people who love Tech, and understand the benefits it adds to other organisations! We service a number of international private businesses within shipping, real estate, energy, banking and investments and our team are based across New York and London.

We are looking to grow to a total headcount of 25 - 30 people and we're seeking to find new talent to join us in our Tech journey.

Our mission

  • We highly value all our customers and what their individual and unique business needs are
  • We understand that different technologies suit the different organisations that we service, and we support them in finding and implementing the technologies
  • We love the Cloud and want to adopt this across all our businesses to help support agile working for users and enhance our security
  • We recognise that with technology, disciplines must be applied in order to create a stable and successful environment. We continually support all our organisations in adhering to the Blinx Technologies methods and best practices
  • We care passionately about our end users' journey! Our end users are often impacted the most by new technology entering an organisation; we need to be creative and supportive in the implementation of the new technologies, allowing for users to feel minimum impact, whilst gaining maximum value and efficiencies to their time at work


What we want from you!

  • We are looking for people to join Blinx who care about the same values as we do and want to invest in Blinx's future success
  • We want people who are keen to learn more about the different technologies and are happy to upskill as we move on our journey
  • We are looking for strong team commitment and collaboration in order to meet our aims and objectives
  • We love new ideas and listen to those that are put forward


The role of Head of Technology

The Head of Technology will have strong leadership and problem-solving skills. Reporting to CIO this candidate must work with the leadership team to define and execute technology strategy, ensuring future focus and alignment with the strategic outcomes of the client businesses in particular its digital and technology transformation ambition; as well as grow and lead a team of deep technologists.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the technology operating model aligns with the strategic vision and adapts to changing external and internal factors
  • Owns the technology roadmap for the group. Is responsible for the mapping and updates of dependencies and integrations between different technologies within the group
  • Puts in place the right people, processes, technology to deliver strategic and operational goals
  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to the technology technical team
  • Develop and retain digital and technology workforce with deep technical expertise
  • Provide ongoing platform & supplier management support
  • Provide strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of technology systems
  • Identify, own and manage high-level risks attached to the strategy
  • Leads and conducts research to improve the technological landscape of the client companies
  • Evaluates new technology and makes recommendations on technological solutions based on factors such as cost/benefit, risk, ease of adoption, etc.
  • Consistently evaluates technical efficiency and drives changes as necessary


More About You

  • Proven track record of leading a team that is cohesive and focuses on providing the highest standards delivery
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the technology strategy that inspires and motivates staff and clients
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence and be a role model to help achieve this
  • Strong communication skills; including writing and verbal communication with customer


Technology experience

Experience in the following as a minimum:
  • Deep understanding of on-premise infrastructure solutions and best practices.
  • Virtualisation & Replication (VMware / SAN / NAS / Veeam / Zerto)
  • Deep understanding of cloud services, architecture & design.
  • Azure / M365 / SharePoint / Intune / SolarWinds / Mimecast
  • Telephony (PBX / Mobile / VOIP / MDM / AV)
  • Networking & Security (Switches / WAPS / Firewalls)


Qualifications

  • 10 years+ relevant service management experience
  • BSc in Information Technology or equivalent
  • TOGAF (or equivalent)
  • Experience working in the shipping industry, proxy industries such as trading, supply chain, oil and gas, or with automation systems would be an advantage
  • Experience in enterprise architecture management, application management, M365 platform and solutions architecture, infrastructure and operations support management
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