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CTO - SAAS Product OR CyberSecurity

Posted on Nov 2, 2019 by Harvey Nash Group

Galway, Ireland
Immediate Start
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CTO - SAAS Product OR CyberSecurity
Location; Galway - Ireland West.

Reporting to the company's Chief Executive Officer, the CTO will be responsible for oversight of short and long-term technical and engineering strategy, and providing high-level, forward-thinking vision across both the technology and product roadmap. Following an evaluation of the current state of the organisation this person will refine, regroup and improve all aspects of the company's technological development and future product strategy in conjunction with the executive team. The ideal candidate is a technical leader with demonstrable expertise in leading and managing the creation of first-in-class products, including a full SaaS development cycle. The ideal person will have experience in the Cyber Security, Information Security product industry but experience in other SAAS product businesses will suffice - particularly experience in fast growing scale up environments moving people, processes and systems to scale.

The CTO will work across all areas of the business to help deliver the company's strategic goals, including setting business requirements, assessing and improving application architecture, including ensuring best practice adherence in all development processes, and ensuring the implementation of market and customer led roadmaps. They will communicate with staff, executives, and customers to ensure the company's technologies are fit for the next phase of growth and used appropriately and optimally. Alongside this, the initial phase will require a consultative process in assessing the company and the various avenues of technical/product growth available to it. The CTO will advise as to the potential of the business to grow its product set by adding adjacent functionality, or by improving the functionality that already exists - in order to build a cybersecurity business that will be well set up, competitively differentiated, and suitably invested from a tech perspective.


CTO Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership experience across Technology and Product Engineering
  • Able to build strong interpersonal relationships with peers, brand leaders, and other senior management throughout the company
  • Able to be a "big picture" thinker but also tactically focused
  • Demonstrated proficiency in architecting SAAS products in high availability, highly secure systems
  • Experience in the Cyber Security product area highly advantageous, broader experience in SAAS product organisations will suffice
  • Exceptional team-building skills, with proven success leading groups of engineers and product groups
  • Ability to delegate and manage competing deadlines efficiently
  • Ability to assess quickly, make informed decisions and implement solutions
  • Examples of developing and refining processes, tools and teams to support software systems at scale
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to align multiple strategies and ideas
  • Confident in producing and presenting work
  • Committed to learning with appropriate qualifications in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

This is an excellent opportunity to take an established business with further scaling ambitions and team and help shape the future direction of the platform and products. Full details available on request.

Reference: 787852638

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