Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jobs in Kenya

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jobs in Kenya

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Our client, Tracom Services Ltd is a leading Fintech and software development company.

Their development house is run by local professionals with a wide skill set and this provides them with an unrivalled innovation platform that gives customers and clients a vital edge in today’s highly competitive environments.

Their goal is that of being an IT solutions provider with a specific mission of providing comprehensive, best of breed solutions to both private enterprises and the public sector in Africa and beyond.

Some of our products have trail blazed the financial technology sector and payments system across the entire continent.

Overall Responsibility:

  • The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company.
  • He/she works with Executive Management to grow the company through the use of technological resources.
  • For effective performance of the duties under the role, the job holder needs to work closely with the CIO, PMO & SMO.
  • Establish the company’s technical vision and lead all aspects of the company’s technological development.
  • Act as the Technical lead and advisor to management on ongoing projects, assignments and developments;
  • Provide the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth in relation to projects.
  • Work in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as, Production, PMO, and operations as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership to department heads in a fashion that supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
  • Conduct research and case studies on leading edge technologies and makes determinations on the probability of implementation.
  • Act as a good steward of Companies resources and ensures control of departmental budgets.
  • Evaluates new technology and makes recommendations on technological solutions
    Consistently evaluate the companies technical efficiency and make changes as necessary
  • Makes presentations to board of directors and Chief Executive Officer in relation to products and projects.
  • Set up/Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance and ROI.
  • Coordinates, controls prioritization after a need assessment has been done.
  • Supports HR in recruitment, training, development and performance management of the team.
  • Carry out any
    other duty that may be assigned by the management from time to time.

    Roles in the life of a project:
  • Plays a direct supervisory role over the developers.
  • Should be constantly abreast of the progress of the developers.
  • Is responsible for allocating work and review of the work done to and by the developers.
  • Appointed checker of documentation from the CIO office – TSD and FSD.
  • Plays a role as part of approval team for the documents produced by the QA.
  • 3rd line support – Further diagnosis and analysis of the incident report forwarded by the CIO office.
  • Work with PMO for the effort estimation and general project management.
  • Monitor and control development timelines and negotiate time lines where necessary.
  • Collaborate with CIO in research and development on new technologies, trends and innovations.
  • Responsible for development of proof of concepts and demos.

    Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/IT or its equivalent;
  • An advanced degree in IT or Management related area will be desirable;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Demonstrated excellence in programming using updated methodologies
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to motivate teams
  • Results oriented with attention to details
  • Demonstrated critical and strategic thinking

    How to apply;
  • If you meet the above criteria and are interested in making a meaningful career move in the Technology Services Sector, please forward your CV to With a precise Subject Reference of the Position to placement.esquire@gmail.com.

    Important Notice

  • Kindly indicate your current and expected salary and benefits in your application or CV.
  • Kindly Do Not Attach Certificates and Testimonials to the application.
  • Our client is an equal opportunity employer.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March 2019.

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