A rare, world class CTO opportunity with a start-up in high growth mode, this is a global SaaS B2B product that is already making an impact in its niche field.

The main area of focus for this role is innovation and finding ways to harness the power of the vast data resources on the back end of the product using AI, machine learning and other cutting edge technologies. For this, knowledge of such technology and the latest innovation in these fields is crucial as is the vision and passion to develop a truly groundbreaking product in an area that is crucial to our existence. You will work alongside the Head of Product, Head of Data, the Special Projects Team and SME’s and will report directly into the CEO.

The other part of the role is BAU and day to day management of the product. This includes mentoring & supporting the Software Development Manager, who runs multiple development squads.

So, what will you be doing?

  • As part of the leadership team, you will shape the strategy and helping to define how to achieve the long-term vision of the company.
  • Explore cutting edge technology in AI and data science to future proof the product and maximise its effectiveness,
  • Play an active role in upholding the company’s culture, values & philosophy, in particular, promoting a strong performance culture, with a focus on the people.
  • Team development; recruiting, training & mentoring leaders & key team members.
  • Development and delivery of a research road map for special projects.
  • Budget management for the areas that report to you.
  • Continuous Improvement within the engineering function and the product as whole.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience as a CTO of a B2B SaaS or deep tech company for at least 5 years, ideally in an early/growth stage tech company that has grown globally and is operating at scale.
  • Experience with data/AI product development and/or deep tech solution development
  • A passion for product development and solving significant problems and for implementing best practices for doing so.
  • Excellent communication skills, to communicate the vision of the company, internally and externally.
  • Collaborative leadership skills, a true servant leader who inspires and mentors others.
  • Passion for future technologies such as machine learning and AI, ideally experience with SaaS platforms.
  • Experience in managing & promoting Agile practices.
  • Strong commercial bent of mind, with the ability to manage budgets.

Why apply for this role?

  • An opportunity that compares favourably with anything on the global stage, right here in Auckland
  • Top salary package and stock options
  • Lead a Kiwi start-up already making an impact on the global stage, with clients in North America, Europe, Mexico & Australia.
  • Work on an innovative & impressive product, with a company experiencing huge growth.
  • Award winning company for innovation.
  • Flexible and mature ways of working are already in place, along with a great team culture.

Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2109-246720
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Technology
Job Locations: Auckland
Job Types: Permanent

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