Lead Technology Officer

Incentive Games
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are Incentive Games and we are looking for a Lead Technology Officer to join our growing start up.

What do we do?
Incentive Games is a young, exciting and energetic company that designs apps. We make user engagement simple. We do it by creating games to help our clients acquire, engage and monetise their customers. Our ethos is ‘To quietly create world class gaming solutions’.

Although the company is small, we have ambitions to be a leading games provider. We have been gaining recognition and were even tipped as one of five companies to watch at this year’s Engage Invest Exploit showcase (https://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/eie-2018-5-start-ups-to-watch-at-this-year-s-conference-1-4713529).

The following link also gives a bit more insight into the company and the direction it is heading: https://www.scotsman.com/business/companies/tech/premier-punt-kicks-off-funding-1-4738290.

Who are we looking for?
We’ve just closed our latest crowdfunding round and we want to reinvest part of this money into a new team member.

We are looking for someone who is open to new opportunities, has an eye for detail, who can solve problems creatively and is happy to help others.

If you’re looking to join a team where you’ll make a real difference and where you’ll be heard and valued – please apply!

What can we offer you?
• A swish office space (provided by the RBS Accelerator Programme) with your own big desk, your own phone, your own spinny chair and free coffee! This office space comes with access to the RBS entrepreneur tools, including training workshops, and, yes, there is ping pong.
• Working in a company built on honesty that has flexible hours.
• Joining a scaling company that’s evolving all the time, giving you the opportunity to stretch yourself and your role to discover your skills.
• Being surrounded by a group of bright, motivated people. We are a friendly, straight-forward and capable bunch that keep it light-hearted.

We currently outsource product development (front and backend), however we are looking to bring end to end development in-house. As part of this role we will be looking for the Lead Technology Officer to grow the in-house technology team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals;
• Help the company build an in-house development team;
• Manage the technical aspect of outsourced projects;
• Take technical ownership of existing and future products;
• Discover and implement innovative and upcoming technologies that yield competitive advantage;
• Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency;
• Build quality assurance and data protection processes;
• Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological deliverability performance;
• Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology;
• Communicate technology strategy to the wider team, partners and investors.

• Proven experience as a Lead Technical Officer or similar leadership role;
• Experience with API integration;
• Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy;
• Good understanding of the different front end mobile technologies;
• Experience in Agile technical project management;
• Understanding of budgets and business-planning;
• Ability to conduct technological analyses and research;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Leadership and organisational abilities;
• Strategic thinking;
• Problem-solving aptitude;
• BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus;
• Knowledge of blockchain smart contracts.

Please send a cover email to chris@incentivegames.com with a CV attached to tell us why you are a great fit for the role. We reply to all applications personally.

Location: RBS Gogarburn Accelerator Hub, Edinburgh (https://www.rbs.com/rbs/news/2016/02/gogarburn-entrepreneurial-centre-and-open-experience-launch-this.html)

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