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Lead Technology Officer

Entry-level at Incentive Games

Lead Technology Officer

Entry-level at Incentive Games

  • LocationEdinburgh, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive
We are looking for a Lead Technology Officer to provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business. To communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our company’s technologies are implemented and used appropriately.
Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. We expect the candidate to be well-versed in current and upcoming technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts.
The company currently outsources its product development (front and backend), however we are looking to bring end to end development in-house. As part of this role we will be looking for the Lead Technology Officer to grow the in-house technology team as well as managing the technical aspect of outsourced projects.
Responsibilities
Below is a list of responsibilities which the candidate would be accountable for. Note, this list is not exhaustive.
• Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals;
• Help the company build an in-house development team;
• Manage the technical aspect of outsourced projects;
• Take technical ownership of existing and future products;
• Discover and implement innovative and upcoming technologies that yield competitive advantage;
• Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency;
• Build quality assurance and data protection processes;
• Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological deliverability performance;
• Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology;
• Communicate technology strategy to the wider team, partners and investors.
Requirements
Below is a list of requirements which the candidate would be expected to have. Note, this list is not exhaustive.
• Proven experience as a Lead Technical Officer or similar leadership role;
• Experience with API integration;
• Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy;
• Good understanding of the different front end mobile technologies;
• Experience in Agile technical project management;
• Understanding of budgets and business-planning;
• Ability to conduct technological analyses and research;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Leadership and organisational abilities;
• Strategic thinking;
• Problem-solving aptitude;
• BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus;
• Knowledge of blockchain smart contracts.

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