Chief Technology Officer

April Finance

Full-time
Sofia

Are you passionate in building great products to challenge the status quo and bring freedom to people’s life?
Are you hungry for knowledge and enjoy constantly learning and doing more?
Are you acting fast and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities?

If your answer is ‘yes’ then you might be interested to read our job ad for a talented CTO at April Finance.

April Finance is part of Management Financial Group – a leading Bulgarian financial group specializing in the provision of non-banking financial services in Central and Eastern Europe. The group manages an extensive portfolio of successful endeavors in the field of consumer lending, financing of micro and small-sized enterprises, digital lending and other financial businesses models. The MFG companies employ more than 8300 employees and consultants in over 450 offices in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, and Macedonia.

April is a human-centric, friendly mobile app for everyone who wants to operate with ease and transparency his personal finances in a totally seamless, digital way.
April is not a bank, but will do all the stuff you use your bank for in an easy, accessible and human way.
April is a client centric, top-end technology platform for contemporary living urbans, a smooth ecosystem where you can feel comfortable to organize your money, saving precious time for all the priceless moments in life.

April Finance environment is perfect for individuals:

• who thrive in dynamic, fast-paced, results oriented teams;
• who embrace conflict of ideas and like to question the status quo;
• who love challenge and anticipate questions and problems that may arise;
• who respect customers and exceed their expectations in every interaction with our product;
• who drive the digital transformation and make it happen in people’s everyday personal finances.

Main CTO Responsibilities:

  • Work with Executive Management Team in setting the short and long-term technology objectives while providing the expertise necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization through technology;
  • Lead the development teams and IT partners to achieve company goals;
  • Oversee and manage all phases of systems design, programming, testing, networking, installation, and operation;
  • Keep abreast of changing trends in technology to include hardware, networks and network tools, software, and systems;
  • Conduct regular due diligence studies to ensure effective, efficient and compliant service from vendors;
  • Oversee Digital banking solutions: hardware/software installations and maintenance, communications, regulatory compliance, and service disruption resolutions;
  • Work effectively with Business Analysts and Product Owners to ensure delivery against agreed priorities;
  • Establish and stimulate software development standards and processes along with best practices for delivery of scalable and high quality software;
  • Identify and implement technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business;
  • Help recruit and retain talented and hard-working individuals to the team ensuring that the skills and experience of Software Development teams are consistent with its scientific, technological and business needs for providing quality in present and future services;
  • Establish clear organisational structures and succession plans aligned with appropriate responsibilities, accountabilities and personal development for all Software Development staff in line with any anticipated growth;
  • Actively participate in budgeting, cost estimation and annual business plans creation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Technology or equivalent;
  • 2+ years of experience managing software development teams in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment;
  • Familiar with and experience in some or all of the following technologies: .NET Standard 2.0+ (including .NET Core) with C#; Windows Server 2016; EF Core; massTransit; RabbitMQ; MediatR; ASP.Net Core; Docker; SpecFlow; Redis; Kubernetes; MS SQL Server;
  • Knowledge in Design Patterns and Service Oriented Architecture based on microservices;
  • Knowledge in Azure infrastructure and Cloud DevOps CI\CD practices;
  • Knowledge and proven experience of leading and successful delivery of big IT projects;
  • Familiar with Agile practices, methodologies and teams management;
  • Able to set and manage priorities;
  • Strong people management skills with the ability of hire and grow talented developpers;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively as well as excellent presentation skills;
  • Self-starter who can come up to speed quickly and identify the problems that need to be solved;
  • Acts with a sense of urgency, especially where customer impact and/or delays exists;
  • Able to envision and deliver software solutions that meet user needs and/or solve business problems;
  • Able to design and architect technically sophisticated solutions to meet challenging user requirements

We will attract you with:

  • A challenging team including the best professionals in their field;
  • Unique opportunity to develop a top-notched fintech product;
  • Friendly and transparent working environment with a startup spirit around;
  • Additional health insurance;
  • 24/7 access to e-learning platforms;
  • Option for Multisport card at a discounted price;
  • Competitive salary based on personal and team achievements;
  • Smart mobile phone and sponsored mobile plan;
  • Regular team buildings and celebrations.

MFG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type with regard to ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of recruitment and employment. If you need any reasonable adjustments please let us know. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

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