TECHNICAL COFOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

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Job Description

Join one of the most disruptive tech start-ups in Africa.

This is Africa’s tech-powered investment management platform. We offer retail and institutional
investors access to globally diversified investment portfolios. Our platform uses advanced algorithms that
assess investors’ attitudes and preferences towards investment risks and carefully matches them with
curated investment portfolios using Nobel-Prize-winning strategies. We solve the major pain-point
experienced by most investors of access to the best global capital markets and successful management of
portfolios to generate sufficient risk-adjusted returns to meet their investment goals.

Job Description

we are recruiting a technical cofounder who will be the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to take our roboadvisory capability to the next level
The CTO will lead the growth of our technology teams and provide impactful insights into the company’s
strategic direction. The CTO will be a core member of the  executive team responsible for the overall
strategy, leadership, and success across the company

Who you are

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; preferably in fast-moving, entrepreneurial/solution-oriented,
    multicultural environments
  • 10+ years of experience managing/scaling cross-functional geo-distributed technology teams and
    resources
  • Experience developing/implementing complex projects using best-in-class concepts and technologies.
    Ability to build and optimize investment portfolios is highly desirable
  • 8+ years of programming experience (Python & Django)
  • Masters/PhD in Computer Science
  • Experience as data strategist, scientist, and systems architect developing/running complex
    24×7, high-availability enterprise-level platforms
  • Experience in web development, and creating processes pipelines
  • Deep understanding of social media & behavioral finance
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively through friction and opacity
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  •  Working proficiency in English
  • Fundraising experience would be a bonus

Team Leadership 30%

  • Oversee a distributed team across Product, Data Science, Engineering, IT & Security
  • Define and execute a strategic approach to scale the technology team and optimize structure across
    multiple geographies
  • Lead team performance through planning/facilitating coaching, mentorship, training, and development
    activities, with support from the Human Resources function
  • Represent the company at technology conferences and at executive level customer engagements
  • Participate in fundraising activities

Technology Strategy 30%

  • Take ownership of, develop, and update our technology strategy to ensure it is current and driving our
    competitive advantage
  • Drive timely execution of the technology roadmap & OKRs
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, monitor, maintain, and enhance our software solutions and ensure
    compliance with regulatory & security standards/requirements
  • Define company standards for systems, equipment, and software

Process & Methodology 20%

  • Review and optimize platform development processes to ensure consistent and predictable delivery.
    Track and report on process-related metrics, as necessary.
  • Advance methodology innovation to ensure we have space to utilize new approaches for delivering
    software while still meeting OKRs and timelines
    Simpler, Smarter Investing

 

Cross-Functional Collaboration 20%

  • Work closely with Product, Compliance & Customer Success teams to ensure streamlined, quality
    service delivery and with our Sales/Business Development, Portfolio Management teams to support client
    base and partnership development.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply
Location: flexible (relocation to Kenya is preferred)
Remuneration: Combination of salary and equity

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