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Chief Technology Officer Job Description

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SUMMARY:

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is the leader of a company’s technology department. He or she is responsible for making sure that the company’s technology is up to date, secure, and scalable. Additionally, he or she must work with other departments within the company to make sure that the company’s technology is meeting its goals.

The CTO oversees the development of new technologies for use by the company and makes sure that there is an adequate number of developers on staff. The CTO also helps to train new employees in how to use technology-related products and services.

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FUNCTIONAL DUTIES:

  • Guide the company’s technological strategy, including the development of new products and services.
  • Make staffing decisions related to hiring new developers or other technical staff.
  • Establishing standards for software development across the company.
  • Establishing rules for how software should be deployed in production environments.
  • Ensuring that there is appropriate redundancy in place for critical services (e.g., database servers).
  • Making sure that all employees have access to adequate training on new technologies so that they are able to get up to speed quickly when necessary.
  • Providing advice about appropriate tools or frameworks that can be used within different parts of an organization (e.g., web development team).
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the technical team.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of new features and websites.
  • Ensuring that all technology is up to date with industry standards and regulations.
  • Developing a strategy for ongoing improvements to the company’s technology infrastructure, including planning for future growth.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the technology field, preferably in a web-based environment
  • Expertise with programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++.
  • Experience working with cloud services like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
  • A proven track record of developing software applications and websites.
  • Experience working with a large codebase and understanding how to manage it effectively.
  • Ability to lead technical teams and work with developers on new projects.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize multiple projects at once.
  • Extensive experience managing teams and working with remote teams.

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