Chief Technology Officer

Recruiter
Stonor Search and Selection
Location
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary
£100000 - £110000/annum Remote Working, Great Benefits
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
12 Oct 2019
Ref
1260721932
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Chief Technology Officer - Flexible / Remote Working - From £100,000

The Business & Opportunity

This online scale-up business has just celebrated its fifth birthday and has had a 7-figure net profit ever since it turned 2 years old. The incredibly competitive nature of the sports betting industry gave birth to a plethora of betting promotions to entice new and existing customers. These promotions allowed savvy gamblers to take advantage of markets using a risk-free match betting strategy. This business founded to educate this risk-free strategy to the less savvy betting customer as well as people that may have never placed a bet before by creating exceptional video content with clear and precise instructions. They began gaining lots of traction and built their subscriber base organically to highly profitable levels.

The bedrock of their business is their own suite of software that identifies betting opportunities for their subscribers. The core of the software is their odds system, which downloads data for hundreds of bookmakers across thousands of events (resulting in millions of rows of data) and maps that data into a central database for other systems to utilise. This data is collected by way of APIs, XML feeds and Python Screen Scraping. The odds system and related tools are .NET applications written in C#.

The Challenge:

The software is complex and requires someone to manage it along with a team of 4 developers (Two Python, 1 full stack and 1 C# Developer.) That's where you come in. You will undertake a full audit of all existing tech processes and will assess ways to massively optimise systems and personnel; ensuring that the end product is flawless. This will involve a mixture of hands-on analysis / coding and guiding the team to deliver. You will be responsible for ensuring all software is able to deliver on commercial goals, whilst also ensuring the development of new systems and software to stay ahead of the curve.

The successful candidate should have a strong blend of the below attributes:

Exemplary project management and leadership skills
Familiar with AGILE or other methodologies
NET (C#)
MS SQL Server
Python
NET Core
Knowledge of REST and Web APIs
MS SQL Server (Writing SQL and stored procedures)
Github
Windows Services
Database Expertise
Some interest or experience in the sports / betting industry would be preferred.

What will YOU need?

Extensive experience of managing teams of developers, preferably in a sports/betting company or an online aggregator focused business.
Experience managing teams, recruiting talent, optimising software and bringing software to market.
Genuine excitement at the prospect of driving a major tech overhaul with a lack of red tape.

What's in it for you?

Competitive Salary: Up to £110,000
Should you wish to have an office for the tech team or manage it fully remotely will be up to you. There would likely be a couple of team meetings per month if remote. Currently, the team reside in the midlands.
Senior decision-making tech role in a fast-growing UK business as it continues to educate and smarten consumers in the sports betting industry

Please apply for a more detaileed conversation about the business