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Chief Technical officer

Closing on:

21/07/2017

Contact email

jjames@mcfadyen.com

Brief description :

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Can you master and stay ahead of evolving technologies around digital commerce + marketing? Could you discuss enterprise transformation with a Fortune 500 CIO, CMO, or CDO? Yet still mentor our team members on new technologies and help architect scalable solutions? Can you collaborate with our delivery managers on the technical aspects of major implementations at clients across the globe? Are you intrigued by eCommerce, Martech (marketing automation, DMP, optimization), AdTech, and cloud technologies?Have you demonstrated thought leadership to level of speaking at conferences? Do you want to help form and execute the strategy of a dynamic mid-size business?

Do it all as CTO at McFadyen Digital!

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

This leadership position requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in solution architecture, technology implementation, consultative selling, and hands-on full lifecycle IT systems development, implementation, and project management. Candidates must have the ability to effectively manage customer expectations and communicate effectively with delivery teams.Excellent verbal and written communication of technical and business issues is critical.

This position's overall responsibilities also include:

  • Ensure that the solutions McFadyen delivers are properly architected, developed, and delivered.
  • Strategize with sales prospects and existing clients on innovative technology solutions to mission-critical business needs. Articulate the solutions and quantify cost and timeline estimates, in collaboration with other McFadyen team members.
  • Drive and/or support business development including sales calls, preparing technical responses with estimated project scope, costs, duration and resource requirements in written proposals.
  • Ensure client satisfaction. Loss of a client due to our performance or major client dissatisfaction will be regarding as a major failure.
  • As a member of our executive team, help define and execute corporate strategy.
  • Actively search for opportunities to expand our business within existing accounts.
  • Participate in recruiting (sourcing & interviewing) of technical staff.
  • Responsible for some staff performance reviews.
  • Build infrastructure including appropriate process, systems, tools and methodologies.
  • Drive diversification of our team’s skills across different technologies, platforms, and business models.
  • Recommend best practices based on past experience, research, frameworks, design patterns, and visionary thinking.
  • Support project management activities like scope control, technical issue resolution, team structure, and project workplans.
  • Support forecasting our staff, budget and other resource needs.
  • Implement and revise our project methodologies as technologies, approaches, market dynamics, and solutions evolve.
  • Liaise with our global team via regular videoconferences and occasional early morning or evening calls.
  • Responsible for driving team certifications, specializations and maintaining software partner status
  • Occasional travel to client/prospect/partner sites and related conferences.

Preferred skills

Skills Required:

Experience with eCommerce, web content management, and portal solutions required;specific experience with Oracle Commerce ATG & Endeca, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Salesforce.com a major plus.

Experience with related/competing technologies a plus: SAP Hybris, DemandWare/Salesforce commerce cloud, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Magento, InterShop, MIRAKL, CloudCraze, OCP/Fry, MarketLive, Escalate Retail / Blue Martini, Shopify Plus, etc.

Strong background in web systems integration industry.

Proven leadership track record of high-visibility projects.

Ability to quickly apply new and evolving cloud technologies.

Experience with multiple methodologies including Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, Rapid Prototyping, XP, etc.

Management Skills (resource planning, setting expectations, scheduling, mentoring, prioritizing.

Oral communication (sales presentations, client meetings).

Written communication (proposals, architecture diagrams, overseeing system design, project artifacts).

Ability to multi-task simultaneously in a timely, courteous and professional manner.

Flexibility and respect for company culture and co-workers.

Integrity driven to make and deliver achievable commitments.