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Chief Technology Officer  

Chief Technology Officer  

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer  
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 1400000.00
Reference: JN -022017-7625
Job Published: March 09, 2017 06:48

Job Description

Chief Technology Officer  

Job description The following list highlights the key responsibilities of the CTO  
 Works with other departments to use new technologies to streamline company policies and rules 
 Conducts research to improve the technological assets of a company 
 Oversees IT budgets to make sure there are no unnecessary expenditures 
 Develops and directs all networking safeguards to reduce the risk of outside breaches and protect sensitive internal and external client information 
 Develops and implements all internal communication systems, such as email and instant messaging 
 Plans and implements proper Internet usage policies for employees 
 Evaluates new technology and makes recommendations on technological solutions 
 Uses technological assets to help ease use for employees and clients 
 Manages any digital media assets 
 Consistently evaluates technical efficiency and makes changes as necessary 
 Makes presentations to board of directors and CEO 
 Directs the development and possible implementation of policies in instances of a breach, also known as disaster recovery plans 
 Establish governance processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved. 
 Protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and servers. 
 Identify and implement technology trends and platforms. 
 Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders. 
 Manage vendor relationships. 
 Conduct code reviews and specification conformance testing.       
 Establish quality assurance process. 
 Establish an application deployment process.    


Desired Skills and Experience  
The CTO should be a proactive leader with the ability to not only embrace new technologies, but to be able to distinguish between potentially beneficial developments and those that are simply the flavour of the month.   For this, deep industry knowledge and an aptitude for continuous learning is of the utmost importance.  
Critical thinking, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate others, distinguishes a CTO from a technical team lead.  

The successful applicant must also be able to demonstrate his/her analytical skills in terms of complex system design, mathematics, and software development design patterns and trending methodologies.  

Finally, this being an executive position, communication skills - be it written or oral - should be excellent, unambiguous, objective, and professional.  
Skills: Software Development Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Agile Methodologies Software Project Management System Architecture Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Open Source Software

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