Chief Technology Officer

Magppie Retail Pvt. Ltd.
  • Delhi
  • Confidential
  • 8-10 years
  • 10 Sep 2015

  • Senior Management-Technology

  • Retail, Internet/ ECommerce
Job Description


We are looking for a CTO who is hands-on and has strong experience in the tech domain of ecommerce/consumer application space. The person will build and grow the tech team as the company grows.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Description:

* The Chief Technology Officer's role is to assure the timely development and successful execution of the company's product during the initial phases of growth.
* This requires envisioning the company's service offerings as a mobile/web-based business, developing back end processing server, coordinating its handshake with the front end client and planning for risk and growth.
* He/ she will lead the product development from a technical standpoint and design the technical architecture, create and deliver specifications for software development and requirements for systems integration
* He/ she should have led end to end development of at least one web application/ mobility product that has been released and used by consumers / corporates.
* He/ she brings a deep understanding of multiple mobile application platforms and web development languages to suggest and provide the creative solution approach/ direction for specific business requirements
* He/ she will be responsible for end to end development and deployment of online presence of the organization (front end & back end)
* He/She will be a part of the Senior Management team
* He/She would ensure the timely and on-budget completion of technological requirements of the company

Strategy & Planning:

* In partnership with the company's founders, identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company's services as a web-based business
* Identify technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business
* Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company's services
* Identify major customer concerns and suggest incremental improvements in the established technological systems
* Ensure resolution of hardware and system downtime related problems with minimal lag times

Operational Management:

* Ensure company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
* Develop, track, and control the development and deployment annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations
* Own up the design, development, integration and unit testing efforts for the product
* Share knowledge, mentor, and educate the organization's investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders with regard to the company's technological vision, opportunities, and challenges
* Supervise recruitment, training, retention, and organization of all development staff in accordance with the company hiring process, personnel policies, and budget requirements

Technical Skills/Qualifications:

* Expertise in managing and directing website technical structure, design & aesthetics, navigation, information architecture, performance
* Good understanding of complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
* B.Tech in Computer Science from premier colleges like IITs/NITs etc.
* 8 -10 years' experience in technology with the last role being a CTO in a mobile commerce/ecommerce/consumer internet firm i.e. Google, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal (preferred)
* Ability to design a technology architecture solution that will power apps on various mobile platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows and include API integration with multiple retailer systems
* Ability to manage the development lifecycle of mobile apps to ensure the delivery of highly secure solutions that are optimized for performance and built to scale
* Experience in managing projects in Android, Objective-C, Swift, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Java, J2EE
* Experience in managing the development and release of apps through App Store and Play Store
* Experience in managing mobile apps with 100k+ downloads
* Experience in leading engineering teams of 30+ engineers
* A genuine passion for coding and technology
* A self-starter with a desire to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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Magppie Retail Pvt. Ltd.