Chief Technology Officer

full time • 

Royal Oak, MI

Experience

6 Year

Employment Type

full time

Career Now is seeking a Chief Technology Officer who will be responsible for overseeing the effectiveness and long term vision for our technology / product department.  This includes all aspects of product development and IT operations throughout our rapidly growing organization.  Your duties will include communicating with other executives, performing research on product enhancing technologies and monitoring the use and implementation of new and existing technologies across departments.  We expect you to be familiar with a variety of business concepts, experienced with technological trends and have solid leadership acumen. 


What you will do:

  • Create and implement technology strategies
  • Serve on the executive committee to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational objectives
  • Identify what technologies can be used to improve the company’s products and services
  • Present reports on the company’s technology status, goals and/or progress
  • Create and oversee high-level KPIs for IT department
  • Assist People Operations in recruiting, onboarding, and training tech personnel
  • Manage the department’s operational budget
  • Setting strategic vision for technology team across the company
  • Ensuring that technological resources meet the company's short and long-term needs
  • Outline the goals for research and development
  • Creating timelines / product roadmap for the development and deployment of product enhancements and new initiatives
  • Making executive decisions on behalf of the company's technological strategy
  • Develop current and new teammates as their leader and mentor
  • Maintaining a consumer-focused outlook working in conjunction with the sales team to determine product requirements
  • Ensuring all technology practices/products adhere to regulatory standards


What you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or business administration preferred (masters degree is a plus)
  • 5+ years prior departmental leadership experience (Director / VP / CTO experience preferred)
  • 8-10+ years in technology focused roles
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks effectively
  • Ability to set team expectations, standards, and adherence to product roadmap
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A proven track record of leading successful teams to overcome challenges
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to manage large budgets effectively
  • Knowledge of latest technological advances that could benefit company
  • Knowledge of all functions and roles within our IT department
  • Knowledge of best information security practices (CCPA is a plus)
  • Ability to create and execute informative presentations 
  • A self-driven attitude with an eye towards the future



Career Now Brands brings creative martech to recruitment and enrollment practices in the trucking, education and job distribution industries. Our flagship products - CDL Job Now, Career School Now, RocketPost, and WarehouseGig - help build our clients' businesses while impacting millions of users’ lives by boosting employment and enrollments across the U.S.


This position will be in our customized downtown Royal Oak, MI headquarters. We renovated a large industrial warehouse into a modern, new office that embodies the culture and character of Metro Detroit’s most innovative tech startups.


 To learn more about our company, please visit www.careernowbrands.com


Career Now Brands is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.