Helps define the company’s overall strategic direction, growth strategy, and product vision, and ensure that tactical plans, projects, and strategies emanating from the Strategic Plan are integrated and aligned.
Oversee a broad range of technologies, including the assessment, demonstration, development of technology as well as the evaluation of technologies for automation and customer end-use.
Responsible for enterprise architecture, developing and maintaining the architectural blueprint, and ensuring architecture is aligned with the company’s operating model, strategic goals, and objectives.
In-depth knowledge of service center architecture and how to implement recent advances that maximize scalability and capacity.
Develop platform architecture that all future performance management and automation products would use which led to a more efficient use of development resources and a consistent architecture for our products.
Establishes a platform and product roadmap that supports the business strategy.
Oversee the on-time and effective development of internal and client-facing technology platforms.
Responsible for the entire application lifecycle, consistently delivering high-quality software on time while employing a wide variety of development methodologies.
Ensures that the development team delivers consistent, repeatable, and cost-effective infrastructure, project management, and development services to both internal and external customers.
Evaluate the software development processes in place and make recommendations to improve communication and software delivery predictability.
Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance and streamline internal operations.
Embraces accountability for Safeguard’s technical assets, delivery processes, team, and individual capabilities.
Drives investment recommendations relating to disruptive technology, and competitive risks.
Collaborates with product development, and ensures products and platforms deliver a high-quality experience for customers.
Consults with other department heads, such as finance, marketing, and operations as an advisor of technologies that improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Builds strong relationships within and across departments, and with partners and recruitment locations.
Drives adoption of development processes and methodologies aligned with corporate strategy.
Ensures all technology systems and processes adhere to or exceed all applicable data security and compliance standards.
Nurtures and support team energy and morale, promoting a culture of innovation, collaboration, and achievement.
Leads and directs the planning, allocation, training, coaching, and evaluation of technology staff.
Communicates corporate technology strategy to investors, bankers, employees and stakeholders as needed.
Serves as an external technical face of the company, engages with stakeholders in the community, and develops relationships with key technology partners.
Assesses technology of potential partners or acquisitions.
10-12 years progressively responsible work experience with at least 5 years in a managerial and strategic role.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required; MBA is preferred.
Experience formulating and implementing a technology roadmap and maintaining technical oversight.
Extensive understanding and proven success in the development of scalable enterprise application architecture.
Foundational knowledge of IT systems and Enterprise Architecture supporting business.
Extensive experience in the areas of systems management, data center automation, business process management, and integration-related technologies.
Proven record of building teams and delivering enterprise-class architecture and solutions.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
A passion for creating products with an exceptional user experience.
Demonstrate leadership, credibility, and strong, visible values aligned with Safeguard culture and a commitment to the corporate mission.