Overview

About us:
CreditEnable provides insight and decision-making tools that allow lenders and borrowers to easily and efficiently find their right match. Our lender solutions help lenders substantially reduce the time involved with underwriting SME loans, improve the quality of their books and access new quality borrowers all at the click of a button. Our SME solutions help SMEs understand lenders’ requirements, prepare themselves for debt and secure the capital they need at an affordable rate.

We obsess over big picture problems like “How do we unlock the 8.1 trillion-dollar global credit market for SMEs? and “How do we deliver even better data and insight than the world’s biggest insights players like Bloomberg and Google in this space?” to details like “How do we create the most user-friendly interface to decrease the turnaround time of the current loan process, to just seconds?”

We are looking for an exceptional hands-on CTO to join us in this exciting venture.

About you
You have experience and interest in scaling up tech platforms to production. You care deeply about quality, code craft and team work. You love data, and you know how to take datasets and derive deep insights from them to build the best product for customers. You are a fast learner and are not afraid to work with new technologies. You understand people and know how to get the best out of them, even when they know more about specific tech than you. You take pride in the work you and your team produce and deliver highly reliable and quality products. You are a lateral thinker and creative in your approach to solve problems, explore new ideas and thereby influencing future design. You have a passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

About the role
As CTO you will work within both the executive and technical teams. Within the technical team, you will build and inspire the team to work creatively towards our big vision and guide them through tough technical challenges. Your focus will be on developing an exciting and ground breaking, greenfield, advance credit analytics global IT platform and you will build up, manage and develop a global team over a period of time. You will work across teams and across countries and will have to be an excellent communicator to explain and understand intricate issues. You will play a key role in driving and guiding complex projects to completion on time and in developing and delivering software products and features to the highest quality, using a wide range of technologies and systems.

Within the executive team, you will be a partner to each area of the business, and work to apply technology in a way that has a positive impact on the company as a whole.

You will work closely with the different business functions to influence product strategy, provide technical direction and take the current platform to the next level as the company expands into global markets. You will monitor and improve end-to-end development processes and initiatives.

You will further:

  • Provide senior level IT technical lead services and direction (which may include) software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on a single platform.
  • Provide technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modelling, external interfaces, and other areas.
  • Complete complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities
  • Provide deep technical guidance
  • Identify and implement methods/algorithms for optimizing business processes and improving IS application efficiency. Provide guidance to the technical team responsible for the development, unit/integration testing and implementation of simple to complex business solutions
  • Conduct daily code, design and process reviews, including code sampling design reviews, code profiling, unit test reviews and process adherence for source code control and builds
  • Design and develop frameworks, database schemas and back-end systems to support full-featured and styled web applications, considering both business and technical considerations
  • Prioritise both strategic projects and urgent short-term work
  • Oversee extensive development in web crawling
  • Develop and take ownership of the product platform roadmap, and effectively manage business and technical priorities
  • Implement technologies and develop strategies to enhance the platform
  • Ensure that critical business and product milestones and timescales are met
  • Work closely in partnership with global business leads and the leadership team to develop and deploy new products
  • Maintain the high quality and integrity of the product and platform
  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere of continuous improvement in both the staff skills, as well as the technical maturity of the product and platform
  • Establish fit for purpose development practices and processes for internal development teams
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships across local and global stakeholders

 

Skills and experience we are looking for

  • Developed and built rich-client-based (i.e. client-server) applications using Windows Forms, ASP or WPF on .NET 4.5 or later, which fully utilized the MVVM design pattern and used Prism/Composite Guidance from Microsoft patterns & practices
  • Strong technical acumen and technical currency in a variety of technologies .i.e. ASP.NET , Java, .Net, Ruby, Windows, Big data DB, MS SQL, Web, SOAP, SQL, Azure, Amazon, API, JSON, load balancers, firewalls, networking (DMZ, DNS), integration, C# and project management and support software.
  • Strong experience of developing product platforms, API’s and integration with third party applications
  • Strong analytical capabilities, with track-record of using both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strong project management, presentation and communication skills
  • A track record of stimulating and delivering innovation and technical excellence
  • Knowledgeable in system architecture, programming and software design
  • Experience of the full lifecycle of software development and delivery with Agile development practices including unit testing, continuous integration, refactoring and delivering at scale
  • Experience in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience in delivering and managing multiple significant projects to end-users
  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience in software development and practical software engineering ideally from within a financial institution
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leadership/influencer position: team lead, development manager or architect
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field

CreditEnable is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to actively recruit and develop a diverse workforce, which we believe is at the heart of our success and future. We make recruitment decisions based on objective criteria and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of belief, colour, race, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to the recruitment process.

If you are smart, highly motivated and passionately believe in your ability to deliver a world class technology product with a global impact, but don’t necessarily think that you adhere to all the above requirements, please still send your CV, we would love to hear from you.