Chief Technology Officer Jobs in Nairobi
Chief Technology Officer Jobs in NairobiJob Profile
The CTO, Chief Technology Officer, will lead the product strategy for the wide-range of innovations incubating the company’s products.
You will build and lead a small team of product developers that will define and drive roadmaps for the diverse technologies within Buupass portfolio.
In this position you will collaborate closely with the marketing, sales and executive teams on planning and execution, while focusing the product teams to establish a high level of team participation and interaction across product stakeholders, serve as an inspiring mentor and coach, ensure quality is a high priority at every stage, and move innovative technologies into other Buupass departments or the market in the desired timeframes.
You need to be able to engage, influence and collaborate with sales, marketing, and executive teams across.Languages – PHP, Java, HTML5, CSS, SQL, XML
Full-stack web generalist with solid experience in building elegant and human-friendly web applications. Basically, they should cover these minimum requirements:
Frameworks – jQuery, Node.js, laravel, yii, cake, codeigniter
Databases – MySQL, NoSQL
Database designing and knowledge of relational database systems, object oriented programming and web application development.
Understanding of REST API/ JSON is a must
Experience in e-commerce platforms, payment gateway integration & operations will be a big advantage especially, on content-heavy platforms.
Ability to decipher and write complex database queries for analysis
Good to have knowledge of AWS Cloud Hosting, GCP, Hostgator and Microsoft Azure
Understanding of load balancing, scalability issues and their solutions
User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
Knowledge and experience with API development and integrations.
Experience with App development and/or chatbots is a plus
Develop new user-facing features
Creating website layout/user interfaces by using standard html/css practices
Experience with creating beautiful, dynamic and user-friendly web applications
Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
Understanding of open source projects like Drupal, WordPress, SquareSpace, Magento (CE and EE), Shopify, BigCommerce, OpenCart, PrestaShop etc
They should be able to quickly learn new languages, frameworks, and technologies as needed.
They should be able to switch between tech stacks.
Solid proficiency with other dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python is preferred
Basic knowledge of search engine optimization process.
Experience with USSD/SMS based applications and VAS technologies is a strong point
They should be meticulous with documentation and quality control
They should have experience with building strong and scalable system architecture
Extensive experience working as a developer
Experience working in a customer facing role
Experience with devops
Several years of experience as a team lead or people manager in a technical environment (preferably in the e-commerce sector). Experience with using agile methodologies for product development. Strong preference for candidates with some sort of SCRUM certification. Some sort of knowledge of design thinking will be a plus.
Experience with (and advocate of) modern development techniques including Behaviour Driven Development, test automation, continuous delivery, infrastructure as code, continuous user testing.
Interest in new innovations such as machine learning, AI, blockchain etc.
Possess strong leadership skills such as people management, initiative, communication and data-driven decision making
Team player and creative thinker, with a strong belief in productivity and delivery
Puts the company first and strongly believes in the company’s vision
Comfortable working under and with women leaders
Comfortable working for with a diverse, non-technical, and younger team
Comfortable working with a fast-moving distributed (sometimes remote) team and is an effective self-manager
Excellent communication and listening skills, especially with a diverse team and non-technical colleagues; values transparency in decision-making
Takes the initiative to get feedback, and asks for help when needed, in order to foster active learning and continuous productivity.
Highly committed and disciplined
Believes in the value of a team and readily participates in team building activities
Friendly and likeable vibe (“nice guy” vibe)
Preferably well-connected in the Kenyan tech scene
Believes in always over-delivering, and doing work with excellence
Enterprising personality type
Excited about the potential of the African market
Constantly innovating and coming up with ways to upgrade and expand our product line
Flexible; incorporating user feedback into product development, and responding to market needs, even if the latter involves coming up with new features/applications
Analyze the current codebase we have, maintain and improve it
Bringing the product to market. Build lean MVPs to test and iterate quickly based on user feedback
Provide budget-friendly, cost-effective recommendations for product development
Work with the team to help provide strategies for business development and marketing, by providing technical perspective/insight
Actively adding to the codebase. Performing varied development tasks across the entire stack.
Gather and prioritize requirements and features
Managing other developers, implementing best practice such as TDD, Agile processes, creating shared coding standards, and overall ensuring that the team is producing high quality, easily maintainable code.
Ownership over the application roadmap, also guiding architecture-level decisions. Set the structure and goals for the development team, provide technical direction, lead the development of tools to make scalable web applications.
Architect for scaling
Competitive compensation, medical insurance
Opportunity to take an early stage startup to the next level: investor-readiness and scale across Africa
A productive and fun work environment
Contributing to the transportation revolution in Africa
How to Apply
Send your resume to [email protected]By 23rd December, 2018
Contact: +254 797565055
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