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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Vendigo Finance Regional Ltd

65 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair,

London, W1K 3JH, UK.

Reference: VF-CTO

For inquiries please contact: [email protected]

Vendigo has an immediate need for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who is entrepreneurial, talented, and progressive. The CTO will join the Vendigo Executive Management Team and drive technology innovation, operations efficiency, and superior customer experience capabilities for the company in 2018 and beyond. The CTO is responsible for all technology systems, processes, software design and development within the company. The right CTO will be a blend of an entrepreneurial start-up CTO (being able and capable of designing and developing technology solutions themselves and by teams they manage), and they will possess and demonstrate an abundance of maturity of leadership and forethought to balance the requirements of internal software development to build Vendigo's unique technology advantages.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Position Description:

- The CTO oversees the firm's technology development and technology utilization plan, managing all information technology resources of the company. The CTO reports to the company Vendigo CEO.

- The CTO has primary day-to-day responsibility for technology management of business operations in terms of planning, developing, implementing, managing, growing, and maintaining availability, efficiency, profitability and financial viability of all technology related components within the company.

- The CTO's general duties include responsibility for development, execution, and management of the company's technology roadmap and development plan.

- The ideal CTO candidate will possess leadership skills and communications methods that will enable them to work effectively and accountably with multiple company units and partners. The ideal candidate will have the look and feel of a start-up technology CTO with capability and interest to develop technology internally, but with the wisdom to always use existing products, other party SasS tools, API's, when a simpler and more efficient solution is available.

- We are hiring a CTO to build out our technology roadmap to improve our customer experience, sales, project management, installation design and installation service, logistics, operational efficiency, and leadership in the competitive landscape of our market.

- The CTO must have experience anticipating and managing major technology sea changes, with forethought to advise senior management on changes necessary to ensure company leadership in the competitive landscape for 2018 and beyond.

- The CTO will establish technical standards and ensure adherence to them for product development and company operation.

Finally, while all of the above describes the job requirements, Vendigo is most interested in finding a suitable candidate that possesses the needed behavioral traits identified below.

Desired CTO Behavioral Traits:

● High Accountable. You are a self-starter, self-motivated, take responsibility for you and your team-members actions, goals, and objectives, and you get things done.

● Passionate Achiever. You have a demonstrated knack for identifying and tackling ‘hard problems,' thinking creatively, using existing resources, and getting things done. You stay current on technology and are passionate about figuring out how to make processes, systems, functions, and experiences better.

● Strategic thinker and planner. Soon after starting this position, the CTO will review and update the company technology roadmap. The right CTO candidate will have demonstrated experience successfully identifying needs, preparing plans, and subsequently managing operational, logistical, support, reflecting the full stack technology requirements of the firm.

● Organized and detail oriented. The position requires significant planning, organization, and oversight of projects, people, and processes. The right candidate will have an abundance of experience in time management, project management, and software development.

● Work ethic. You work hard and smart. You leverage your time and resources. You achieve more than most during your day. You are focused on results and not clock-watching, realizing that as the CTO that there are times that will require greater levels of time commitment to ensure desired outcomes, and that delivering results is the measure of performance.

● Life-Long Learner. You have a natural curiosity about life, technology, people, and solving problems. You are not a know-it-all, but rather a seeker of new information, realizing that there is always more to be learned, and that constant vigilance to keep up with regulations, compliance, and industry best practices is their norm.

● Communicator. You can communicate simply, clearly, and understandably to all parties. You must be able to bridge the gap of knowledge and speak on IT related issues clearly, lucidly, and simply to the management team and direct reports. Communicating also includes preparing reports and deliverables that show progress on the technology road map, preparing dash boards to communicate complex issues, and keeping management abreast of key technology and support issues impacting the firm.

● People oriented. You like people, and realize that it is through people that great work gets done. You realize that "all of us are smarter than one of us," and only a great team can deliver sustainable results. Your prior employees will say you were a joy to work for, and they would want to work for you again.

● Fun to work with, being a leader with that inspires, encourages, and uplifts employees to higher levels of performance. Someone who can inspire greatness from their peers and team members.

● You have keen intellect, wisdom, forethought, and perception not possessed by most. You have emotional intelligence and are sufficiently humble to work with others and add great value to the team.

The Technology Ecosystem and Development Environment at Vendigo:

● Amazon AWS

● AngularJS, Node.JS, MongoDB

● Docker containers

● API integrations of many types

● SaaS

● UI experience

● Mobile app development (android and apple)

● Other: the company uses Groovy, GitHub, CircleCI

● Agile Scrum with daily stand-up huddles and weekly sprints.

Qualifications and Requirements:

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

● At least 15+ years in technology-related positions, working with technologies similar to those used in our field. The ideal candidate will have technology application and support experiencing servicing the construction, re-construction, and/or engineering fields.

● BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields.

● MBA or management of information technology graduate degree preferred, though not required.

● Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, be self-governing, be proactive, and responsible for the accomplishment of the company mission without need for daily coaching or prompting from the President.

● Experience with the full stack of web development; past experience with ecommerce a plus.

● Demonstrated history of good employee relations in past position a must.

● Ability to deliver results while working with others, and motivate a team culture that is respectful and supports the company values of excellence, integrity, and quality experience for our customers.

● Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses. Knowledge & Computer Experience

● Experience managing teams and developing technology solutions for enterprises.

● Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.

● Experience managing web application development, site optimization, and technologies to improve customer attraction and stickiness.

● Experience in start-up technology companies, or in companies that have implemented enterprise-wide technology changes.

● Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application framework preferred

● Familiar with more than one software development methodology.

● Ability to discern user requirements and develop technology build specifications.

● Skill and experience with: Angular, AWS, GitHub, Node.JS, Java/C. Knowledge of web standards.

● Knowledge of Internet protocols and standards, database management systems, and revision control systems.

● Familiarity with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine optimization; i.e., inbound marketing

● Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.

● Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements.

● Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management, budgeting, and administrative operations.

COMPENSATION:

Salary is competitive, negotiable and commensurate with ability and experience.

TIMING:

The CTO position is available immediately with an expected start in Q1-2018.

About Vendigo:

Vendigo is an international provider of a point-of-sale financing platform that connects consumers, merchants and lenders.

We want to offer consumers the highest approval rates and the best loan terms by partnering with market-leading banks and other lending institutions.

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