Chief Technology Officer at Hello Tractor

Hello Tractor is a social enterprise focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Our low-cost “Smart Tractor” pairs its owner with hundreds of farmers, requesting and pre-­paying for tractor services via SMS messages. We coordinate this pairing seamlessly through our cloud-­booking platform.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Chief Technology OfficerLocation: NigeriaJob SummaryHello Tractor has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer who can work at a high level across the enterprise.You will be working with a world-class team of professionals who are enthusiastic about what they do and will expect no less from you. Having an insatiable hunger for learning new technologies and improving existing ones is key.Passion to apply technology to meet the needs of low-income farmers is an absolute must.The CTO is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of our web and mobile infrastructure.You will work with Executive Management to expand our products capabilities, aligning them with our enterprise customers, which include large dealers and tractor manufacturers (OEMs).Using practical approaches, the CTO will work alongside the technology team to attain our goals. Among these objectives are:Building Cloud services in the domain of the Internet of ThingsWeb & Mobile application and services that interact with IP devices and web servicesBuild & Expand web and mobile app featuresIn addition, we expect the CTO to:Collaborate with CEO and Product Manager to develop product / technology roadmaps and strategyBuild overall organizational alignment and consensus for product/technology roadmaps and strategyLead execution of common, cross-company projects as derived from Roadmaps domestically and internationallyEnsure that all products meet appropriate national and international codes and standardsOwn the overall systems architectureUnderstand the “total cost of doing business” implications beyond the cost of hardware & softwarePresent complex ideas, anticipate potential objections and persuade others, including senior management, customers, partners and industry groups, to adopt recommended design solutionsKeep well-informed of, and educate leadership concerning technological advances associated with IoTDevelop relationships with Universities / Research Groups associated with IoT Technologies. 

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