Head of Technology (JB967)
Included in CTC:
Medical Aid/Proof of own medical aid
Annual bonus at discretion of organisation
During probation period we require 2 days working from home, 3 days in the office
We aim to evolve to fully remote with requirement to report to the office as and when required by the business
A privately-owned property rental company that leverages technology to provide commercial accommodation and is a company that purchases and renovates buildings within the CBD of cities and converts them into apartments. These furnished apartments are available for rent monthly to the public. The organization has proven that their business model of providing affordable accommodation to people who want to work and play in the city works. The company has been working on developing the correct tech to support their business operations and their tech savvy market.
Plans the Technology strategy to innovate and develop the company’s internal technology and external technology platform to align with the business strategy and create a market differentiator in company product. This executive role leads and develops technology infrastructure, eliminates security risks, increases customer and user satisfaction. This individual guides development and Innovation to be a market differentiator.
Role and Responsibilities
Makes decisions promptly and effectively by building consensus among partners, managers, and employees.
Engages strategic planning process to ensure smooth running IT functionality
Communicates and implement vision and strategic plan.
Oversees and manages resources in the areas of IT, Innovation, Development, and social media.
Provides leadership and guidance for the technology function
Manages resources in Innovation, Infrastructure and Development, including recruitment of appropriate skills, performance management and delivery of the department
Manages department budget
Supports and advises the CEO in decision making.
Works with the CEO to establish a financial plan that achieve financial goals, including expenditures, revenue goals, and staff productivity goals.
Prepares and manages the budget for the department and prepares forecasts
Authorizes expenditures and purchases within the budget and gains approval for any expenditures outside of the budget from the CEO
Develops and evolves a strategy around the Application
Develops and manages SMART metrics for hardware, software, and storage
Plans around capacity of resources
Directly manages the IT department, including Innovation and Development of the Application
Manages the performance of employees in the IT team
Collaborates with other departments around IT requirements, customer needs and experience requirements
Reports to Managing Executive and Board as required
Determines the business requirements for IT systems
Ensures appropriate exposure to and management of social media
Co-ordinates IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as possible
Researches and recommends new technology solutions, software and hardware – stays abreast of technology development
Self-Development through Continual Learning
Develop self through recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses by seeking feedback from others and opportunities to master new knowledge.
Value learning and take initiative to build knowledge and skills; be reflective and learn from mistakes.
Understand, and demonstrate, the value of knowledge-sharing.
Maintain knowledge in relevant field by staying current with new information.
Mentors and manages the team to establish accountability, goals and performance outcomes.
Recommends salaries, bonuses, and raises for department with input from HR and the CEO for approval.
The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or outline all tasks that may be required of the employee. Therefore, this outline of responsibilities may vary from time to time
Please email cv to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote JB967 in the subject line
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