Chief Technology Officer (Renda)

Lagos
Founders Factory Africa – Portfolio /
Full-time /
Hybrid
Renda is a B2B fulfillment platform that simplifies the process of order fulfilment and retail distribution for both local and international businesses across Africa by providing easy access to first to last mile logistics solutions.

Our vision is to become the largest and most trusted Fulfillment partner for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and e-Commerce platforms across Africa. 

Job Summary
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), you will be responsible for leading the technology strategy and overseeing all aspects of the company's technical operations. You will play a critical role in driving innovation, identifying opportunities for technological advancement, and ensuring the organization remains at the forefront of technology in its industry. This position requires a strong technical background, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to align technology initiatives with business goals.

Responsibilities

    • Technology Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with the company's business objectives. Identify emerging technologies and trends that can provide a competitive advantage and drive innovation within the organization.
    • Technical Leadership: Provide strong technical leadership to the engineering and Product teams, inspiring and guiding them to achieve technical excellence. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
    • Team Management: Build and manage a high-performing technology team, including hiring, mentoring, and professional development. Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that promotes teamwork and individual growth.
    • Technology Infrastructure: Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the company's technology infrastructure, including networks, servers, databases, and software applications. Ensure scalability, security, and reliability of systems to support business operations.
    • Software Development: Drive the software development lifecycle, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and efficient software solutions. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to prioritize development projects and ensure timely delivery.
    • Innovation and Research: Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies. Conduct research and feasibility studies to evaluate the potential impact of new technologies on the company's products, services, and operations.
    • Data Security and Privacy: Implement and maintain robust security measures to protect the company's data assets, customer information, and intellectual property. Ensure compliance with relevant data protection regulations.
    • Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Develop and manage the technology budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and cost-effective technology investments. Monitor and report on technology-related expenses and key performance indicators.
    • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with the executive team and other departments to understand business needs and align technology initiatives accordingly. Effectively communicate technology strategies, initiatives, and progress to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
    • 6-10 years of proven experience in a senior technology leadership role, preferably as a CTO or in a similar capacity.
    • Strong technical background and expertise in software development, infrastructure management, and IT operations.
    • Demonstrated track record of leading and managing high-performing technology teams.
    • Extensive knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices.
    • Strategic mindset with the ability to translate business needs into technology solutions.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Strong leadership and decision-making abilities, with a focus on fostering innovation and driving results.
    • Experience in budgeting, resource management, and vendor management.
    • Knowledge of data security and privacy regulations.
Working on a Founders Factory venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful tech start-up. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage start-up coupled with a large organisation's financial stability and resource access. 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing start-up with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa's start-up ecosystem.