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CTO

Richmond hill,†Ontario †-†Permanent



Job Description


A part of the executive leadership team, identify innovative technology-related opportunities for delivering the companyís services by understanding technology trends and applying them to our business.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices.
Promote achievement of the companyís business goals by developing guidelines for technological innovation and attaining differentiating intellectual property.
Lead people with the in mind to create a culture of collaboration within the organization that emphasizes teamwork and accountability and a focus on the client, both internally and externally.
Build a strong and competent team that positively embraces change and is respected throughout the organization.
Establish clear goals and performance objectives for the IT Leaders while rewarding initiative, discipline, dedication and technical excellence.
Drive technology standards and best practices across the organization.
Communicate the companyís technology strategy to stakeholders including clients, investors, executives, and team members.
Provide oversight of all decisions related to new products and services, including new capabilities definition/implementation, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
Establish and communicate requirements in acquiring technology applications, services, systems, and equipment; negotiate and manage vendor contracts to cost and performance standards.
Ensure the seamless integration of new platforms with existing systems.





Must Have Skills:

Preferred education: Bachelorís degree in Computer Science, IT Management, Computer Engineering. (Masterís degree is a plus.)
10+ years experience in senior IT leadership roles in a large, complex organization.
Demonstrated track record of success in leading technology teams with exceptional strategic vision, conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proven track record of building IT products with expert level understanding of software engineering principles and development practices.
Strong process improvement orientation.
Ability to represent the Technology Team to senior leadership.
Ability to present complex ideas in clear, concise manner to technical and non-technical groups.
Skilled at strategic planning and coordination across multiple functions.
Seasoned judgment for working independently and taking initiative - characterized by urgency and productivity.
Ability to work collaboratively in a decentralized business, managing multiple stakeholders with interpersonal finesse.


Details:
Starting: ASAP
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