Chief Technology Officer

Innocap - Montréal, QC (12 months ago)

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Innocap Investment Management Inc. designs, implements and operates a dedicated financial infrastructure for managed accounts and provides rigorous risk overlay solutions to facilitate and protect asset owners’ investment decisions. Innocap Investment Management Inc. is experiencing significant growth and is increasing its presence internationally.

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly skilled professional with a storied history in the financial industry and in the delivery of complex technical projects. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, you will be a critical player in our efforts to surpass our business growth objectives. The CTO will be closely involved in business process design and will have the ability to transform and shape Innocap’s technology.

We are looking for particular DNA - our perfect candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, proven leader at all levels of the organization, have the right combination of IQ & EQ, be an expert in technological development, able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a constructive hands-on approach, be a true team player and consider themselves to be at the top of their game.

At a high-level, you will be accountable for the following:
Steer the Technology vision - Develop a strategic technical vision for the company & anticipate, plan and act on shifts in technology;
Lead the Planning Process and Execution of Top Priorities – Provide executive-level leadership in evaluating long-range IT activities, needs of different stakeholders and IT investments to support the business vision. Be responsible for the delivery of all software, including velocity and quality, and own the product roadmap;
Act as Chief Security Officer – Manage the enhancement, dissemination, and implementation of the cybersecurity policy, standards, guidance and tools/software to ensure stability, confidentiality, integrity and availability of information technology systems, networks and data;
Team & Service Provider Leadership - Manage, coach and engage a team of IT professionals. Maintain optimal relationships with external service providers.
Specifically, we see our CTO providing the following expertise:

Technology Visionary

Develop & articulate a long-term technological vision. Leading and participating in strategic conversations to ensure we are considering all technical aspects and risks.

Enterprise Architect

Provide technology and business vision alignment.

Chief Technologist

Analyze & select the technologies and platforms that will support our business objectives. Manage all vendor relationships including system vendors, network vendors tracking contracts, budget and performance.

Lead Software Architect

Write the architectural specifications for future developments; including setting architecture principles, defining the reference architecture, establishing technology road maps aligned with business priority and vision.

Project Lead

Lead our in-house development team. Ensure that the most important tech initiatives are properly prioritized, scoped and resourced. Make key technical decisions (product, architecture, etc.) when necessary.

Chief Collaborator

Be the “example to follow” regarding collaboration with other organizational functions.

Technological Evangelist

Be a true technology champion with our current and future clients. Spending time with clients and internal users to better understand technological needs and opportunities.

Cybersecurity Expert

Enhance current framework, assess potential risks and identify solutions to mitigate the potential risks.

Program Manager

Identify & write detailed functional specifications.

Software Engineering Lead

Lead and guide the efforts of the software engineering team.

Specific Requirements

Relevant experience in a complex financial organization;
Demonstrated experience translating complex client needs into high-quality technological solutions;
A clear vision of the needs of a successful technological organization;
Aptitude to develop a collaborative & performance-driven working environment with all internal and external stakeholders;
Capability to efficiently manage an IT team;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems and meet deadlines;
Ability to articulate complex concepts across varied audiences to build consensus and lead change;
Ability to foster a culture of innovation, tolerance of failure and persistent curiosity.
Other requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Programming, Computer Science or related field required;
A degree in mathematics, statistics, finance or knowledge of financial derivative instruments is a plus;
Minimum 15 years’ experience in computing, software development and software architecture;
5+ years’ executive-level experience preferred;
Exceptional project management and organization skills;
Expertise in a Microsoft centric environment and different development languages (SQL, C++, Python, etc.);
Successful experience in iterative and incremental software/website development (agile).