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Chief Technology Officer

Zürich, Switzerland | Sygnum Bank AG

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We are seeking a Chief Technology Officer to guide us through the next stages of our evolution, as we scale our firm from a high growth early-stage company to a leading global entity. The CTO will design the strategy and vision for the company's technology platform, ensure we stay at the forefront of innovation, deliver world-class B2B and B2C experiences as we continuously deliver new products, features and capabilities.


Tasks


Technology Leadership


Define and manage the technology landscape and blueprint for the entire solution stack. Work closely with Tech Leads, Architects and other colleagues to co-own the architecture and component strategy. Oversee all aspects of the CTO organization, including technical strategy, technology blueprint, architecture, software engineering, blockchain engineering, site reliability engineering etc.


People Leadership


Lead the hiring and retaining talent as well as evangelizing innovative technology stacks and software development best practices. Provide hands-on technology leadership to the CTO leadership and whole Sygnum group team. Mentor, motivate, and lead Engineering teams to support a vibrant and productive engineering culture


Execution Leadership


Manage the end to end technology execution by building a technology culture that puts resiliency, scalability and security at the core, mixing in innovation, flexibility, new engineering concepts and best-in-class technologies. Ensure consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development, quality assurance, and maintenance.


Stakeholder Alignment


Partner with our Product teams to build and execute against

commercial roadmap, with strong coordination and delivery across all internal and external stakeholders (clients, products, operations, risk, etc.). Ensure strong coordination with the Product Development function to align engineering and business priorities.


Requirements


10+ years of experience leading high caliber cross-functional technology teams in high-growth environments – blockchain, fintech or banking experience highly preferred

Demonstrated successful track record creating a high-performing, collaborative culture that continuously ships high-quality, institutional-grade products and solutions

Technical expertise to drive architectural decisions, both in applications and systems infrastructure; deep knowledge of key architectural principles found in highly scalable systems

Proven ability in running and scaling a team of engineering professionals, attracting outstanding talent, and creating a culture of innovation and technical excellence.

Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to present engineering strategy to the Board and investors

Known as an inspirational, emotionally-intelligent leader, who builds strong relationship networks and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent area is preferred.


Nice to have:


Experience in financial industry with strong understanding of banking operations and regulatory environment is highly preferred

Proven experience as CTO or in a similar leadership role

Knowledge of latest trends in the FinTech industry and cryptocurrencies/blockchain/ICOs


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