Chief Technology Officer At OrangeTech


Job Description


This role is ideal for someone who has the right mix of leadership, passion, energy and experience to build a new digital business in the financial services sector. The ideal candidate will provide technical leadership and management for our technology team.

The CTO is responsible for leading the strategy for application delivery, technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships as well as building and managing the technology team in a technology-driven company where security and reliability are paramount.

Specifically, the CTO will be responsible for architecting and scaling platforms ranging from payment and transaction processing, machine learning based solutions, client facing APIs, white-label banking platform apps (inclusive of web, native mobile, wearable, and chatbot solutions), business tools, and other solutions that meet the Company’s expanding business needs.

Responsibilities & Duties

Leadership & Strategy

  • Identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s technology services as a business, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace trends for the business success
  • Build and motivate a world-class high performance technical, and customer support team
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services
  • Develop a financial plan/budget for technology in the organization

Others

  • Own the architecture and development process for delivery of complex systems and configurations in a multi-site environment and all future updates and iterations
  • Supervise software testing, and information systems operations and maintenance
  • Lead organization in anticipating and reacting to major technology changes
  • Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all technology services
  • Supervise web application, native mobile application, and software development quality assurance utilizing DevOps
  • Oversee Partner and Client integration efforts to the Orange Tech Digital platforms
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences and reading widely (including reading your peers- blogs!)
  • Share knowledge, mentor, and educate the organization’s investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders with regard to the company’s technological vision, opportunities, and challenges
  • Create and maintain high-quality documentation of all relevant specifications, systems, and procedures
  • Provide financial planning and budgeting for OrangTech’s technology needs

Competencies:

What specific skills/experiences/accomplishments should you have?

  • Master’s in Technology or business administration (MBA) with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineer/STEM
  • Must have 5-10 years prior experience in customer facing product design and engineering focusing on UI/UX
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, management, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong experience in applying software engineering skills and experiences to automate all aspects of the operational delivery and management process from build/test/deploy, monitoring and alerting, to automatic failover and capacity management
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • A recognized thought leader with established industry presence leading internal and external efforts to promote the vision and adaption of digital technology
  • Track record of building innovative, creative, and collaborative teams using DevOps and agile scrum
  • Strong experience with POS, mobile money, payments and remittance technologies
  • Strong experience with new and emerging digital technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, business process automation, robotic process automation, IoT, blockchain and cloud technologies.

About Us:

OrangeTech Limited is a newly licensed fintech in Ghana. OrangeTech believes that financial services should work for all. The problem is that the current traditional financial system isn’t built to meet the needs of millions of Ghanaians and hundreds of millions of Africans. That’s why we are working to enable and expand financial access to the underserved by creating technologies that help our target market displace cash & create a digital data trail that allows financial institutions to accurately assess and serve them.

Our aspiration is to build a continent-leading software and services company focused on the financial services sector, with a distinctive culture that attracts creative, innovative and collaborative people.

Method of Application

Please e-mail a copy of your CV to [email protected]


May 2024
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