Role overview :
The role holder will be expected to demonstrate strategic thinking to lead the company in its next stage of growth.
This role will work with existing development teams to create a more fluid architecture for the existing platform. It will involve problem identification and solving to take the platform towards cutting edge technology.
The role will involve equal amounts of focus on product and engineering. The role holder will be expected to have had significant knowledge in the fundamentals of software development and have experience in developing reasonably complex web applications and e-commerce websites.
He / She should demonstrate out of the box thinking and problem solving.
The candidate can look forward to excellent global exposure spanning Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Americas. He / She can look forward to developing strategic capabilities to guide company growth.
This role will report directly to the CEO. Over time the candidate will have the unique opportunity to be involved in informing the technology strategy for new geographies as well as new related businesses.
This is a leadership role for someone who wants to lead product engineering, build global teams and stay at the cutting edge of technology decision making.
There will be problem solving and decision making around teams, agencies and technology suppliers.
Lead the strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development and deployment of web-based front end and back end services
1) Visualize and execute front end and back end architecture
2) Re-evaluate the robustness of all back end modules (user module, CRM, inventory management, pricing, promotions, etc.)
3) Re-assess coherence between front end and back end while keeping in mind front end UI
4) Introduce cutting edge techniques to create flexible systems
Build robust, extensible and scalable systems using cutting edge technology
1) Understand business goals and translate them into building flexible systems that support high growth and new initiatives in product, marketing and supply chain / ops
2) Identify competitive services and opportunities for innovation
Establish governance processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the organization's resources are used responsibly
Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend technologies that support company organizational needs
Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company's data and servers
Support the marketing process by providing implementation of technical requirements for Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
Establish and monitor a web analytics regime that measures performance to goals
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences and reading widely
Partner with business and development resources to support core projects
Develop organizational capability to manage technology development
Recruit, train, mentor and manage the best talent; set goals; conduct quarterly reviews
Skills & Experience :
Senior person with 10 years experience in technology for E-commerce
Active experience in setting up end-to-end technology infrastructure for other eCommerce firms
Built several scalable and flexible web applications
Proficient in web development languages such as PHP, Python or Ruby
Experience developing on mobile platforms
A Masters degree in computer science or a related field
Demonstrates ability to create and lead teams
Demonstrates strategic and creative thinking
Is a team player and likes fast-paced environments
Can operate confidently in a fast paced, commercially rigorous culture
Demonstrates a good grasp of the eCommerce environment