Chief Technology Officer

  • Market Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • TalkRemit
  • 20 Jan 17

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with a leading UK FinTech start up. TalkRemit is looking for a dynamic, well connected, CTO based in its London Victoria Office. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who his ready to make a significant impact on how the Company expands and will have responsibility for defining, creating and executing the technological plan. The CTO will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in a fast-paced and always changing environment.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role is fundamental in the continued growth of the organization.  It is therefore essential that the Chief Technology Officer has a track record of building and leading exceptional engineering teams.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

• Responsible for creating and executing TalkRemit’s technological plan for both its remittance and telecoms app
• Overseeing a team of developers based overseas
• Travel overseas when required

Key Skills

• A passion for innovation and continued improvement
• The ability to motivate, delegate and grow developers
• Strategic thinking and commercial understanding of business with the ability to priorities projects and managed progress
• Be directly accountable for technical contributions to the commercial strategy and transformation of that strategy into a technical roadmap
• Demonstrable experience of selecting and implementing agile software development practices to ensure continues and timely deliver of projects
• Excellent verbal and written communication across a wide range of audiences
• Influencing skills

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree or equivalent experience
• Extensive CTO experience primarily in the Remittance sector, Telecoms experience would be an advantage
• Experience working with international teams