EdTech Chief Technology Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

EdTech Chief Technology Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya


  • Our client is a Start-Up in the EdTech industry and has developed an Education App to enable learning and working that leverage technology.

  • They seek to hire a Chief Technology Officer who will be tasked with providing sound technical leadership in the development of the company’s technology strategy and be the custodian of the overall technology roadmap and product development goals.

  • Lead innovation in the use of technology to drive superior learning experiences and improve the academic performance of learners.

    Responsibilities

  • Create a time-bound roadmap for product development and deployment, in close consultation with Education, Production, and Sales and Marketing Teams.

  • Oversee the product development lifecycle, data integrity and privacy, information security, network infrastructure, and efficiency.

  • Identify automation opportunities to improve the productivity of development while supervising system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.

  • Collaborate effectively with different functions and stakeholders to build, deploy, maintain, and cohesively upgrade products.

  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology.

  • Develop a robust quality assurance, data privacy, and information security ecosystem.

  • Develop and update any necessary policies and documentation.

  • Drive efficient deployment and utilization of technology budgets and resources.

  • Engineer cross-platform application development across different operating systems and device types with a mobile-first approach.

  • Monitor key performance indicators and metrics.

  • Plan people requirements based on the approved product build/release plan.

  • Build a highly competent engineering team by identifying, recruiting, and managing high-quality talent that will drive the business strategy forward.

    Requirements

  • Passionate about creating high-performance engineering teams, mentoring leadership, aligning technology and product strategy to massively scale businesses in a fast-paced environment.

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 15 years relevant work experience at least 5 of which were spent leading the development of education platforms and solutions.

  • Experience in leading projects involving: Game platforms, Mobile Platforms, Big data & Analytics applications, Cloud Technologies, Discovery Commerce and Payments integration,
    Payments, Enterprise SaaS Solutions, and User Experience optimization.

  • Proven ability to manage technology teams consisting of Development, QA, DevOps, and Product Support.

  • Experience in managing technology vendors at different stages of the life cycle: evaluation, selection, development, appraisal, up-gradation.

  • Knowledge and experience of Artificial Intelligence implementations including natural language processing and cognitive computing and Machine Learning.

  • Work Format: Office-based. 1-year consultancy, renewable

    How to Apply

  • If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Chief Technology Officer – EdTech Company) to

  • vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before July 22nd, 2021.


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