CTO / Chief Technology Officer

Applause IT Ltd
North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, York
£120000 - £140000 per annum + + Generous Bonus + Benefits
08 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
CTO / Chief Technology OfficerSoftware development, hardware/electronics, leisure industry

Package: £120,000 - £140,000 + generous bonus and benefits
Location: York

A world-renowned name in the entertainment and leisure industry is looking to appoint an experienced CTO to provide leadership to a team of 50 people comprising a mix of hardware/electronics and software developers.

This will best suit a CTO with recent experience in managing software teams using either Java, C++ or C# to create backend systems, firmware and web/mobile apps. Some experience of managing hardware/electronics design or manufacture teams is also a must. You will also be open to occasional international travel to places including Macau and Las Vegas.

The business has grown massively over the last few years and now needs somebody with a proven track record in technology leadership to revise the existing roadmap, consolidate technical teams and provide firm direction for effective delivery of multiple concurrent projects.

As the new CTO you will report directly to the group CEO, with three direct reports overseeing a team of 50. You will also need to communicate effectively with a distributed senior management team, including heads of multiple international teams.

Our new CTO will have the following responsibilities:

  • Re-developing the existing technology roadmap into an efficient strategy for software/hardware delivery

  • Ensure efficient collaboration between a distributed team, and ensure adhesion to regional/international business plan and achievement of predefined business goals

  • Oversee overall IT budget of roughly £2 million, and ensure appropriate distribution of funds according to prioritised plan

  • Be responsible for the technology department's role in continuous improvement in tandem with the rest of the global leadership team to work towards overall business efficiency

  • Cultivate a positive culture of internal progression, continuous improvement from grass roots and general knowledge sharing within the wider technological team

  • Take ownership of networking safeguards and overall information security, as well as evaluating and implementing contingencies for any single point of failure across the technological estate

  • Identify emerging technological trends, and ability to present excellent business case for adoption of new technology to improve the business offering

We are looking for a CTO with the following skills and experience:

  • Proven track record of strong and motivational technology leadership of multiple teams

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engender good relationships and coordination between internal stakeholders of distributed team

  • A strong commercial background and demonstrable skill in driving a business forward in an entrepreneurial fashion

  • Clear background in technology - management of software development teams is absolutely essential, along with experience overseeing hardware design or manufacturing teams

If you are an experienced CTO with a strong background in software and hardware, along with a proven track record of strong leadership skills then APPLY NOW or contact ryan[at]applauseit[dot]co[dot]uk

CTO / Chief Technology Officer - York
This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/85946470