Head of Software Development - Future CTO
Cygnetise are leading the wave of practical blockchain applications in the enterprise space. Working with large investment banks, hedge funds as well as legal firms, we are deploying a unique solution for authorised signatory links. At our phase of growth and funding we are bringing tech in house, having previously outsourced the development to a third party.
Cygnetise require an Engineering Lead to join the organisation and lead our technical development as the company continues to grow. The role combines the best of cloud application development and blockchain, a unique opportunity for the right candidate. Blockchain experience is not vital, but the preferred candidate must have a strong interest in the future of distributed global architecture and blockchain and related technology.
The candidate will be responsible for architecting our next generation platform. As an enterprise solution, technical support is naturally part of the role however, the platform is still extremely young and we require a candidate with a passion for product development to continue to build Cygnetise, with a particular focus on integration and API development.
We seek people that can balance the difficult aims that every startup faces, namely working on medium term strategic development for the underlying platform, while still delivering short term, client driven, feature requests.
We are seeking a passionate tech enthusiast that still wants to be closely involved and contribute to the code based, and also has a proven background of leading and motivate a development team. A key opportunity that this role presents is to build a team and develop a culture and core engineering practices.
In the short term, the chosen candidate will initially be responsible for liaising with our London based contractors to transition development in house. This will involve getting to grips with the product quickly and engaging in the cadence of requirements and sprints.
The candidate will be responsible for hiring personnel to fill developer positions for their team as we move all development in-house. To support this, the candidate will assist in developing our engineering culture, public face and community engagement.
Over time we expect this role to grow into a CTO function. Working on the strategic roadmap for the business, the candidate will develop technical strategy, key integrations and use of latest emergent technology patterns
We therefore expect that the candidate will be responsible for
• Growing, developing and motivating the team
• Delivering high quality reliable software solutions which meet customer and stakeholder commitments
• Making significant and visible technical contributions
• Being a catalyst for change and supporting continuous improvement
• Encouraging and supporting cross team collaboration
• Developing collaboration and engagement with the wider community
• Ensuring that team members are following Engineering best practices and procedures
• Communicating software progress and strategy to all stakeholders