Chief Technology Officer

Bango is looking for an experienced CTO to be responsible for the design and architecture of Bango's cutting-edge distributed technology platform. Reporting to the SVP of Product Development, you will be responsible for owning and driving technology decisions across Bango to ensure our products maintain their competitive advantage. You will make Bango more effective in the way it uses and develops technology versus its competitors.

The Person

You will lead a team of architects and work as part of the wider product development team, collaborating closely with operational teams within Bango in developing and driving the company’s technology strategy. As CTO, you will be evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure, as well as providing sound technical leadership for all aspects of our business. Proven strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role.

The Role

  • Conducts research and case studies on leading edge technologies and determines probability of successful implementation and improvements to technological assets.
  • Collaborate with the VP, Platform Operations to review system infrastructure to ensure functionality, efficiency, high standards for performance, robustness and security.
  • Establish ways to determine whether technology choices are correct - or expected measurable outcomes for technology.
  • Work with internal Product Owners to drive technology roadmap, from clearly defining technology and business requirements to enable effective prioritization based on product or business needs.
  • Consistently evaluates technical efficiency and leads/drives change as necessary.
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors, board of directors and leadership team.
  • Identifies competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of Bango.
  • Experienced in evaluating other company’s technology choices, championing Bango’s technology as well as evaluating and defining migration plans to align with a future roadmap.
  • Demonstrates and proves technology strategy and choices to internal leadership and external customers, investors or partners.
  • Evangelist for Bango technology, assuring buy-in from all internal functional areas as well as with customers and partners.

Essentials

  • High intelligence - demonstrated by academic success or other tests.
  • High Level Computer Science or equivalent framework to base technology decisions on.
  • A scientific, methodical, clear-thinking approach to systems and software architecture.
  • Demonstrable success in a CTO or similar challenging technology leadership role.
  • Understanding of strategies for implementing cloud hosted, hybrid, and data center models for technology implementation.
  • Experience in implementing cloud hosted distributed platforms (such as AWS & Azure), with working knowledge of moving from data centers to the cloud.
  • Good understanding of different database technologies including data warehousing and big data.
  • Robust and resilient nature - able to execute and listen with a cool and unflappable approach.
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively.
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research.
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills.
  • Experienced in Agile delivery methodologies
  • Significant experience in the Information Technology arena, including proven management and strategic experience in this field

Desirables

  • Experience working with Containerization technologies.
  • Experience in payments or the financial industry
  • Good understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Experience in the mobile technology sector

About Bango

Bango is the standard platform chosen by leading global stores to deliver mobile payments to everyone. As the next billion consumers adopt their first smartphone and look for universal payment methods, Bango will be there to unlock the world of apps, video, music, games and other content that brings those smartphones to life. Global stores plugging into the Bango Platform include Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Bango also partners with leading payment providers around the world to drive new users and revenues through its industry-leading mobile payment solutions.  

Benefits

  • Generous share option scheme
  • Flexible personal pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • 25 days holiday a year increasing to 28 days with service
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to work, childcare vouchers, gym discount
  • Financial support for activity groups and charitable activities
  • Free fruit, drinks and snacks, limitless coffee and espressos
  • Headphones, hoodies, slippers…. to keep you happy and comfortable