Financial Services Firm Chief Technology Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client, a market leader in the provision of integrated Financial services seeks to recruit a Chief Technology Officer in Nairobi, Kenya.

He/she should have strong business acumen, and will lead the company’s technology vision and strategy for growth. A strong understanding of current and emerging technology trends, strategic thinking and excellent communication skills are essential.

Job Functions: Engineering, Information Technology, Software Development

Industries: Financial Services

Job Specification

  • Developing strategic plans and setting timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of all technical, web, and mobile services
  • Collaborating with department heads, finance, business development, and operations as advisor of all technologies involved with company
  • Ensuring technology standards and best practices are met
  • Monitoring web analytics and making recommendations that align to business goals
  • Supervising quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests
  • Establishing software development process and set objectives for process
  • Mentoring team members
  • Identifying company web user needs
  • Monitoring performance profiling tools and procedures
  • Maintaining network security with IT team
  • Reviewing timeframes and budgets
  • Developing and implementing disaster and emergency recovery plans
  • Supervising workflow of IT department
  • Defining company standards for systems, equipment, and software
  • Sharing technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide
  • Staying abreast of current and new industry trends, technologies and software development
  • Staying abreast of processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement
  • Representing company at conferences and networking events
  • Ensuring company’s technological processes and service comply with all requirements, laws, and regulations


  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
  • At least ten years’ experience in software development role, information technology role, or related field; five years in senior management or leadership role
  • Aptitude in decision making and problem solving.
  • Work experience with a multinational that deals in Technology development.
  • Preferably 10-15 years’ work experience
  • Prior expertise in leading a team of developers/engineers at a management level and is now looking for the next move upwards. Proven track record of managing teams is a must
  • Proven track record of managing and executing on projects. This is also a must and evidence of the same is required
  • Strong references
  • Both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply

Required Competencies

  • Strong management and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy, can-do attitude, strong desire to succeed.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker.
  • Able to align multiple strategies and ideas
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Proven experience as a Head of Engineering/CTO or similar leadership role
  • In-depth understanding of the industry
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Confident in producing and presenting work

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: with Chief Technology Officer on the Subject line

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Updated: July 23, 2018 — 9:53 am