Chief Technology Officer

Denver, USA

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) provides technical leadership, vision, and strategy to IQGeo’s suite of enterprise product offerings. The CTO must ensure that IQGeo products remain market leading, while constantly considering customers, prospects, competitors, and future market opportunities.

The CTO will engage with all aspects the IQGeo business in order to deliver a world class SAAS/PAAS product stack that successfully competes in the market, including building collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders (Delivery, Sales, Marketing) and external customers in the telecommunications and utility industries.

The CTO will: (1) understand current opportunities and future requirements; (2) further the sales, managed services, and delivery efforts; (3) ensure that challenges are being met while executing the IQGeo technical vision; and (4) create and manage a structured and resourced plan for the evolution of the product lines. The CTO is responsible for communicating and evangelizing technical strategy, and development efforts at all levels in the company including the Board. The candidate we seek will be joining a fast-moving organization with a strong culture of innovation and client orientation and will be a key part of the business’ future success.

Direct supervisory responsibilities:
  • Director of Software Development
  • Director of R&D/Architecture
  • Director of Cloud
  • Director of Product Management
 
Main duties:
  • Be the technical visionary for the company
  • Shape technological strategies in the company
  • Understand where the company’s markets are heading and guide engineering
  • Keep a pulse on the company’s development stack and related technologies to ensure engineering is staying current and competitive
  • Be the owner and ensure execution of a Plan of Record to deliver compelling and competitive products offerings for the company
  • Be responsible for the security strategy for the company’s products and services and for obtaining accreditation where required
  • Build and retain all-star technical and product management talent
  • Evangelize for and represent the company at conferences and speaking opportunities
  • Coach and mentor direct reports and others throughout the organisation.
  • Decide on core technology choices after considering input from others.
  • Serve on the steering committee to align technology goals to Product Management Group roadmap and other departmental and organizational objectives
  • Manage technical budgets
  • Work with the marketing team to develop content and support activities that communicate IQGeo’s technology vision

Required skills/abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead a team of engineering, product management talent
  • Track record of deploying enterprise production systems
  • Track record of building a B2B SaaS business
  • Track record of product strategy and planning in a software and services business
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and ability to make effective technical selections
  • Knowledge of best IT security practices
  • Knowledge of current cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of telecommunications infrastructure markets and preferably utilities
  • Ability to manage large budgets effectively
  • Excellent communication skills - Written and presentation
  • Ability to communicate technical issues from a customer and business perspective
  • Able to reconcile differing opinions, options, and agendas to find best course of action
  • Knowledge of open source technologies including Postgres SQL, SQLite, JavaScript, Python, HTML in an agile development environment
  • Knowledge of SaaS technologies including AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker and Kubernetes

Education and experience:
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving organization focused on rapid innovation
  • Experience in mid-sized technology business with substantial SaaS offering or
  • Experience with a large end-user that has material in-house software demands
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degrees preferred
  • 3+ years as a Chief Technical Officer or Chief Product Officer for a software company

Package and benefits:
  • Salary and bonus commensurate with market
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible work schedule/work from home policies
  • Share options

If you would like to join this winning team, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@iqgeo.com

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