Chief Technology Officer at iRecruiters Africa

iRecruiters Africa is a fast-growing recruitment firm, offering world-class virtual recruitment & job posting services.MissionTo be Africa’s trusted high quality talent providers, creating value-added partnershipJob Title:Chief Technology OfficerOur client is a Business Accelerator and Incubator for technology based start-up companies in different sectors of the economy. Job Summary:The CTO’s role is to ensure the successful execution of the Startups business mission through development and deployment of the appropriate technology and support for the business. This requires envisioning the different start-ups service offerings as a web-based business, leading implementation of web applications, and planning for risk and growth. Responsibilities:Strategy & PlanningIn partnership with the different founders and in-house developers, identify opportunities and risks for delivering the start-ups services as a web-based business, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success.Identify technology trends and evolving social behaviour that may support or impede the success of the startups.Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment ) for delivering the start-ups service.Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all web-based services.Collaborate with in-house developers to assess and recommend technologies that support the start-ups needs.Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the servers and business dataImplementation & DeploymentLead implementation of technology strategies that help drive and sustain the startups growth and accommodate traffic to their websitesCollaborate with the User Experience Designer and potential customers to prepare wireframes or mockups of a prototype of the startups web application.Conduct code reviews and specification conformance testing as defined by the selected software development methodology.Evaluate and select web application hosting providers.Support the marketing process by providing implementation of technical requirements for Internet marketing and search engine optimization.Operational ManagementMaintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences etcEnsure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the different business entities.Promote achievement of the company’s business goals within a context of community collaboration by developing policies for sharing software code, technological innovation, business processes, and other intellectual property.Contribute to open source software development, standardization of technologies, and evolution of best practices by collaborating with peers outside the company, releasing code, presenting at conferences, and writing for publication.

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