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Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO

Company: Currencycloud
Location: London
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Currencycloud is somewhere where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits. We know that the success of the business depends on the people who keep it moving, which is why we are looking for exceptional talent to join our international payments revolution.

About the role

CTO mission

  • Lead our efforts to sustainably engineer the best cross-border Fintech platform in the world
  • Build and scale a world-class software engineering function at Currencycloud that uses cloud native architectures/best practices to develop technologies that solve real customer problems and generate considerable value for our business Key Responsibilities
    • Technology vision and strategy:
      • Develop the technology vision and strategy for Currencycloud's platform and internal IT infrastructure
      • Communicate and get buy-in for the technology vision and strategy across the Technology organisation and our wider business
      • Translate technology vision and strategy into robust, executable plans
      • Collaborate closely with the Chief Product Officer to execute the technology strategy quickly and sustainably
      • Technology leadership:
        • Use technology to innovate, solve real customer problems and generate considerable value for our business
        • Educate and influence engineers and other colleagues across the business on:
          • Cloud native architectures, patterns and best practices
          • DevOps culture and ways of working
          • Agile software development frameworks and best practices - e.g. XP, TDD, Scrum & Kanban
          • Lean methodologies
          • New technologies and tools
          • Define and implement patterns, processes & standards to ensure the fast, sustainable delivery of high-quality software into production that delights customers and produces real business value
          • Technology delivery & performance:
            • Accountable for the performance of our large, distributed engineering team (UK, Netherlands & Ukraine)
            • Use leadership and management skills to improve software delivery, demonstrated by substantial improvements in relevant technology and business KPIs/metrics
            • Maintain excellent quality standards and ensure our cross-border fintech platform is admired internally and externally in the market
            • Multiply your impact by coaching the Directors and Senior Engineering Leads that report into you
            • Coaching and mentoring:
              • Provide first-rate coaching and mentoring to your direct reports so they become the best individual contributors and people managers they can be
              • Advocate for technology best practices within the function and across the business, ensuring our solutions are scalable, sustainable, secure and architecturally sound.
              • Teach direct reports, and skip reports, about technology and business best practices Your Experience
                • Led software organisations of at least 50-100 engineers, preferably across multiple countries
                • Significant experience of running high-throughput, low-latency services using the latest cloud-based technologies
                • Deep understanding of cloud native architectures and best practices that can produce change-tolerant, scalable, highly-available software platforms
                • Demonstrable responsibility for setting technology strategy, including decisions on build versus buy and which frameworks/tooling to use
                • Led cloud native/DevOps transformation projects, where a combination of people, process, and tools increased collaboration between Development and Operations teams to speed and smooth the transfer of completed application code into production
                • Built high-performing, cross-functional engineering teams and provided an environment for team members to flourish and grow their careers. You have experience coaching & mentoring engineering teams, fostering best engineering practices and continuous improvement
                • Deep understanding of the opportunities to safely automate repeatable activities (e.g. Testing, Release, Shifting Security Left and Infrastructure Provisioning) and how investment in these areas can reduce time to value and increase reliability--
                • Stay abreast of current technology developments and have demonstrated the ability to retain a competitive advantage by implementing relevant technologies in your software products Anything Extra to Add? At the moment we are transitioning from an office based working environment to a remote first company, so we have adapted our already great benefits package to reflect this.

                  We now offer a day off each month for your mental health on top of the 25 days annual leave allowance and a day off for your birthday. Our comprehensive health care includes mental health support service access and we have live streamed health based activities like Yoga and Barre classes each week! We also run fortnightly company updates hosted by our CEO to keep employees up to date on developments and also include an open forum for employees to ask questions.

                  If you think your skills and experience match what we are looking for and you'd like to join a Fintech industry unicorn, please get in touch!

                  For recruiters: we aren't currently looking for additional support on this role and won't be accepting any unsolicited CVs About Currencycloud Currencycloud is a global payments platform built on smart technology that takes the complexity out of moving money. Developers use our API building blocks to build customised payment solutions. Whether you want to embed our payments infrastructure into your products or services, or build on top of it, we'll fit into your business in a way that works for you.--

                  We take care of all the intricacies and regulatory hurdles involved with cross-border payments, giving you the tools to globalise your business.

                  Our cloud-based platform removes that complexity from international transactions, giving you clarity and control over your business so you can focus on the things that matter: your customers. With enterprise-class solutions for clients and partners such as Visa and Starling Bank, Currencycloud understands your needs and can help with market-leading products. Not quite right? Register your interest to be notified of any roles that come along that meet your criteria.

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