Chief Technology Officer

April 2, 2021
San Francisco, CA
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We are looking for a CTO to be a founding member of this team! This position is responsible for setting Company’s technical vision, and for strategy, implementation, deployment, and operation of all technical services.  

The CTO will operate with a high degree of autonomy and must be comfortable developing and managing several initiatives with varying focuses at once. We’re looking for a CTO with deep domain knowledge and a proven track record of taking initiative in leadership, innovation, and creativity.

What You Will Do

  • Develop strategic plans and set timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of all technical, web, and mobile services
  • Oversee technology architecture and infrastructure to ensure functionality, security, and efficiency
  • Lead the development and implementation of company strategy for Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy Protection, including risk-based control objectives and collaboration on technical architecture framework. The CTO will work closely with our Chief Compliance Officer to create and implement critical information security policies
  • Make technology decisions on behalf of the company, including managing a technology budget and making investments to align the company with their vision for its technological needs and to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Communicate transparently and effectively with partners and investors, sharing technology strategy, and using stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Ensure technology standards and best practices are met
  • Establish appropriate service levels and the processes to ensure that KPIs are met
  • Supervise quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests
  • Mentor and manage team membersDefine company standards for systems, equipment, and software
  • Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Who You Are

  • 7+ years plus experience in a software development role, information technology role, or related field; 5-7 years in management or leadership role
  • 5+ years with financial services
  • You have extensive experience leading complex technology teams/organizations with responsibility for application development, security, product control, architecture, and infrastructure operations
  • You have an excellent understanding of payment rails, ACH, ODFIs/RDFIs, etc.
  • You have strong technical knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure 
  • You have deep experience in data engineering, experience in data science
  • You have a track record of achieving business goals through technology strategy
  • You have experience and comfort in utilizing a broad variety of technologies, and specifically with Company’s tech stack
  • You have excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • You have experience in managing and growing a distributed team
  • You are enthusiastic about technology and driven to push the boundaries of innovation today
  • You are genuinely motivated to improve financial sustainability and access 
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak, with tangible examples of opportunity recognized and captured along with your glorious failures. You have seen it, lived it, and learned from it
  • You are a great communicator and it’s a muscle you like to show off
  • You know when to be decisive and when to ensure decisions are made quickly and efficiently
  • You are humble (no room for brilliant jerks) and always seeking to learn and grow
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
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