Head of Technology

Permanent

RedStream Technology

Head of Technology Salt Lake City, UT

Head of Technology

– Employee role; will begin as a remote role, but will eventually transition to working from the Salt Lake City, UT office

RedStream Technology is seeking an accomplished and experienced candidate to join our clients team as Head of Technology.

An executor and the visionary force aligning the business strategy and the technical solution, the Head of Technology values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve an Agile design. This role works closely with technology leaders to create a modular, scalable solution that addresses and incorporates future architectural changes and designs. Other responsibilities will include driving the engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the clients tech platform, including customer facing platforms, internal tooling for fulfilment, and the underlying technical and data infrastructure
  • Translating business strategy into technology strategy and ensuring alignment of platform requirements with concrete use cases
  • Providing a technical roadmap for implementing software engineering practices for higher code quality
  • Ensuring timely adoption of new technologies in the platform where relevant through research and continuous improvement
  • Closely monitor platform development to ensure adherence to best practices and engineering rigor
  • Constantly looking for better ways of solving technical problems and designing the solution not afraid of challenging the status quo
  • Work with the other team leaders to challenge the product and business priorities to ensure the right problems are being solved.
  • Attract and lead a team of 5-10 developers, providing mentoring and support of what is a key team within the business
  • Responsible for the stability of the tech platform as well making the right trade-offs between speed of development and level of engineering

Domain Expertise:

  • Deep knowledge and proven track record in building and optimizing customer facing web applications and internal tooling
  • Understands how business needs drive trade-offs between service levels, risk management, and cost
  • Ensures reliability, high availability, and scalability of infrastructure services rendered to customers
  • Thorough understanding of processes and trends in QA/Testing, application maintenance, and deployment, and infrastructure
  • Ability to make quick decisions under pressure and in critical situations while understanding impact on operations
  • 8-10 years experience in software development, with significant experience leading teams
  • 2-3 years experience working in start-up and scale-up environment

Agile/Digital Experience:

  • Experience managing Agile teams and providing guidance on the Agile path forward
  • Understands relationship with members of the technical team

Individual Experience:

  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions
  • 2-4 years experience leading a team with varying skills, expertise, and tenure
  • Drives teams to consistently meet SLAs fExtensive expertise, but not limited to, the following technologies: React/Next.JS, GraphQL, Node.JS, Kubernetes, AWS, Gitlab CI/CD tooling, or maintenance of production environment, issue resolution, and disaster recovery
  • Previous experience working with Shopify commerce platform a strong plus

Mindset/Behaviors:

  • Growth mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas loves and embraces change
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team
  • High energy and passionate individual who inspires teammates to reach their maximum potential
  • Not afraid to roll up their sleeves, seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn, and pushes the team to do the same

 

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