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10.01.2019
★★★★★ Chief Technology Officer (Europe), Think Capital Services Limited EOOD  Вижте визитка на компанията
Месторабота София; Постоянна работа; Пълно работно време
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Chief Technology Officer (Europe)
Company Description

Headquartered in the UK and Australia, ThinkMarkets is an industry leading brokerage with a global presence, with headquarters in London and Melbourne, as well as hubs in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

The firm is authorized and regulated by the FCA, and fully registered with ASIC. ThinkMarkets provides access to a wide range of markets including forex, CFDs on equities, cryptocurrencies, commodities, indices and futures.

Dedicated to delivering high-quality execution and service to an ever-growing range of traders, ThinkMarkets has received numerous global awards, including “Best Broker Australia” by the World Finance Awards, “Best New Contributor” by FXStreet and “Best Forex Broker in Asia” at the China Forex Expo. The firm was also recognised as the “Best Forex Trading Innovation” and “Best Forex Trading Experience” during the UK Forex Awards.

ThinkMarkets offers a wide range of trading tools and services to meet the needs of all traders from novice to professionals, coupled with our proprietary trading platform Trade Interceptor, recognised as one of the leading platforms in the online trading community and awarded Best Mobile Platform by Finance Magnates.

As well as providing 24/5 customer support, ThinkMarkets also provides a full suite of tutorial seminars, webinars, and videos as part of their cornerstone ThinkMarkets University.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chief Technology Officer to join our Sofia office. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in a similar role, and ideally will have worked within Financial Services before.

The Sofia-based CTO will oversee all aspects of the firm’s European technology operations, under the guidance of our US-based Global CTO.

The CTO (Europe) will lead ThinkMarkets’ technology efforts and will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the Sofia’s office operations. In this role, you will spearhead product delivery and implementation and will provide leadership to various departments. The successful candidate will be technologically capable, highly motivated, and experienced in developing team members to their fullest potential.

In this role, you will lead our hardware, software, QA, and product teams to deliver technological excellence. To be considered successful, you must have a proven background leading, managing and holding accountable large teams with diverse skill-sets. Beyond the day to day management of the technology unit, this role will also include strategic planning, increasing productivity and optimisation, cost reduction and special projects.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Provide infrastructure architecture and strategy leadership across multiple projects and teams to drive the definition and realisation of the global technology strategy, as well as define innovative forward-looking solutions;
  • Leverage experience and strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders; guide the team through technology challenges while driving towards target architecture;
  • Build complex, highly scalable and low latency applications;
  • Lead technical requirements gathering sessions and produce technical requirements and design documents;
  • Ensure tight collaboration across various programs and functions to drive strategic initiatives, including understanding of the alignment between the technology strategy and various technology road-maps, both internal and external/vendor;
  • Manage the technical delivery of integrations, security and application customizations;
  • Provide hands on expert level assistance to developers for technical issues;
  • Suggest alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements efficiently, and/or with greater re-usability, and/or longer life;
  • Promote and coordinate technical knowledge harvesting within the organisation. Define, communicate and enforce design/coding standards;
  • Identify reusable code required for our code library and ensure the high-quality creation of the code;
  • Track and identify new technologies to solve business problems;
  • Manage European IT resource allocation, goal setting and performance measurements;
  • Effectively cultivate a culture of teamwork and innovation among the staff.
Requirements:
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field;
  • 10+ years of solid experience managing IT teams with global dependencies;
  • Experience between infrastructure and application development in a financial services environment is a must;
  • Prior experience in scaling existing technology and achieving an ultra-low latency environment;
  • Solid experience in Architecture / C++ programming in a low-latency trading environment;
  • Experience with concurrent programming (e.g. multi-threaded, reactor);
  • Experience with a scripting or dynamic language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl);
  • Experience with low-latency messaging and middle-ware/pub-sub technologies;
  • Experience in product management and determining a product road-map;
  • Experience in owning and operating multiple instances of a mission critical service;
  • Deep knowledge of REST and the Web Services space. Knowledge and experience with server-side .NET and Java Knowledge of No SQL databases (Aerospike, MongoDB are preferred);
  • The ability to step in and code to drive a solution that your engineers can build upon;
  • Experience with Agile development methodology;
  • Broad knowledge of software engineering: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.;
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring, working through complex problems, and working with our business partners to deliver an amazing experience for our clients;
  • Ability to process complex problems easily and come up with simple, innovative solutions.
  • Experience in driving operational excellence and growing high performing engineering teams.
  • Strong client management skills: solution development, presenting, estimating, managing expectations, reporting, etc.
  • Strong development team management experience: mentoring, hiring, prioritising, scheduling and staff development.
  • Strong department leadership skills: strategic planning, goal setting, processes development, and budgeting
  • Good judgement and the ability to handle stressful situations.
The contract will be under the entity of Think Capital Services Limited EOOD (ThinkMarkets' subsidiary company in Bulgaria).
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