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Chief Technology Officer

GOGOVAN is hiring a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join our senior management team.  You love the latest technologies and still practice coding. You’re subtly proud of being more geeky than strategic even though you can do both. You will set the technology vision for the company and define the execution plan. You will motivate your team to deliver. You will roll up your sleeves when needed. You will decide when technologies need to be updated.

A wide degree of creativity is expected in this job, also an excellent understanding of software development and the ability to code.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead teams in day-to-day operations, provide expertise, supervise department/team
  • Managers, prioritize, and set performance goals
  • Groom talents
  • Define technology visions and strategies to support our anticipated growth
  • Promote architectural solutions that meet legal, security, and business expectations
  • Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their applicability
  • Promote “debate, decide, and deliver”
  • Promote using data to make decisions
  • Contribute to senior management team, guiding strategic decisions and resource allocation
  • Ultimate owner of all hardware, software, databases and licenses, maintenance, and projections of future needs
  • Avoid technical debt

Qualifications we value

  • 10+ years as a hands on software engineer
  • 8 years of people management experience, managing multi-level organizations
  • Deep understanding on web, mobile app, cloud technologies
  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve, multi task, plan, direct/groom others, and work well under pressure
  • Hands on coding skills in technologies relevant to ours
  • Top-tier communication skills to both business and technical audiences
  • Experience working in multinational environment a must
  • Well-connected in tech community
  • Fluent in English to direct multinational teams
  • Fluent in Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally

Technologies

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Git
  • Github
  • Javascript
  • Coffeescript
  • html5
  • Heroku
  • Redis
  • AWS
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