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    Chief Technology Officer

    Confidential Company - Dubai, UAE

    Confidential Company

    Job Description

    A leading online portal in the Middle East is currently recruiting a CTO.

    Based in Dubai, the Chief Technology Officer’s role is to establish the company’s technical vision and to lead all aspects of the company’s technology department.

    This requires a deep understanding of all parts of the company’s business and the ability to lead the design, implementation and maintenance of every technical solution and process.

    Responsibilities

    - As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Chief Technology Officer plays an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth.
    - Manage a team of 8 composed of coders, designers, IT administrators and customer care.
    - Lead the execution of the technical strategy for all technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships.
    - Oversee the technical research and development, as well as manage the technical projects.
    - Provide visible leadership of the company within the technology community.
    - Collaborate with all company departments to assess and recommend technologies that support their needs and optimize their work.
    - Select and manage the technical department’s staff or outsourced service providers who will participate in the technical projects.
    - Be in charge of the technical risk management, monitor all the technical services of the company and define a business continuity strategy.
    - Establish the technical standard and processes and perform quality assurance of products development and technical operations.
    - Remain on top of technology trends, identify opportunities for innovation and ensure the maintenance of company leadership in the competitive landscape.

    Skills

    - Minimum 5 to 10 years experience managing web application development.
    - Experience with start-up companies at a strategic level is required.
    - Previous experience as Chief Technology Officer is a plus.
    - Knowledge of business theory, business process development, management, budgeting and administrative operations.
    - Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.
    - Deep understanding of coding in one currently popular PHP framework.
    - Knowledge of web standards.
    - Familiar with UNIX system administration and web server configuration.
    - Familiar with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
    - Familiar with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
    - Familiar with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements.

    Personal Attributes

    - Proven leadership ability.
    - Required ability to transfer strategic ideas to the technical team and to communicate technical details to non-technical audiences.
    - Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
    - Self-motivated and directed.
    - Attention to detail.
    - Ability to motivate and communicate with technical people in a collaborative environment.

    Job Details

    Job Location:
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Company Industry:
    Internet/E-commerce; Information Technology
    Company Type:
    Employer (Private Sector)
    Job Role:
    Technology/IT
    Joining Date:
    Unspecified
    Employment Status:
    Full time
    Employment Type:
    Employee
    Monthly Salary Range:
    Unspecified
    Manages Others:
    Unspecified
    Number of Vacancies:
    1

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level:
    Senior Executive (President, CEO)
    Years of Experience:
    Unspecified
    Residence Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Gender:
    Unspecified
    Nationality:
    Australia; Canada; Great Britain (UK); Ireland; New Zealand; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States
    Degree:
    Bachelor's degree / higher diploma