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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Arlington, VA, USA | WireWheel

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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WireWheel is revolutionizing the area of privacy and data protection for businesses. By employing astounding innovations in cloud infrastructure, machine learning, data science, and user experience, WireWheel is providing a SaaS solution for companies to safeguard their most important asset: personal data.


We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Chief Technology Officer to join our executive leadership team. The CTO will manage all aspects of our platform software development, including technology strategy, product management, product delivery, team development, and management of the software development life cycle. The CTO role is critical to accelerating product innovation and scaling operations as part of continued market leadership. 


SCOPE OF THE ROLE


Serve as a member of the leadership team providing expert counsel and guidance on overall technology strategy 

Implement a product roadmap and set the priority of new products and features 

Drive a robust software development life cycle and process that includes requirements definition, resource and schedule estimation, sprint execution, and launch plans

Evolve the technical architecture to utilize new SaaS, mobile, and other technologies in areas like digital telephony integration, data analytics, and machine learning 

Build a solid core of technical skills and expand the Company’s intellectual property

Maintain strong technical relationships with the Company’s strategic partners 

Lead a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies and advise the Board of Directors on their impact on the business 

Ensure and lead DevOps best practices, ensuring the availability and security of the Company’s services


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline;

10+ years of leading software engineering and product management with high growth software companies; 

Ability to enable new business models and modernize legacy applications through the use of modernized technology stacks 

Strong operational and management skills with a track record of on-time delivery and consistently meeting project deadlines

Experience working cross functionally with Product, Sales, and Customer Success teams 

Innovative, passionate people leader able to assess, recruit, develop talent and manage high performance teams 

Ability to communicate to senior decision makers in a clear, compelling way, and to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large, matrixed organization.

Experience leading diverse teams (Development, DevOps, QA, DBA), including the use of third party resources 

Knowledgeable in scalable, multi-tenant SaaS application design principles and relational database architectures 

Deeply familiar with modern cloud technologies: AWS, Azure, or GCP and modern agile development practices, including Devops.

Well-versed in Agile software development methodologies, including a strong partnership with product management 

Exceptional communication, leadership and influencing skills; ability to work independently in highly ambiguous environments, with both technical and business groups internally and externally.

Strong business acumen; able to quickly grasp key business drivers in the industry and recommend how the Company should respond 

Experience establishing and managing to a financial budget, including making trade-offs in prioritizing projects


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