7 Mar 2016

Full-Time Head IT (UC/OR/HITS/16)

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Job Title: Head IT: JOB REF: (UC/OR/HITS/16)

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Head of IT’s role is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through deployment of the company’s web presence. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings as a web-based business, leading implementation of web applications, and planning for risk and growth


Strategy & Planning
• In partnership with the company’s founders, identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services as a web-based business, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success.
• Identify technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.
• Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.
• Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing

Implementation & Deployment
• As a member of the senior management team, participate in the selection and registration of the company’s web site domain names, including any related-but-unused domains that could compromise the integrity of the business (through competition, typo squatting, etc.).
• Establish email service for the company (in the absence of a system administrator).
• Select and set up a software revision control system and repository (in the absence of a system administrator).
• Select and set up web-based internal communications systems, such as a wiki, blog, chatroom, project management, and bug tracking systems (in the absence of a system administrator).
Operational Management
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences and reading widely (including reading your peers’ blogs!).
• Define and communicate company values and standards for acquiring or developing systems, equipment, or software within the company.
• Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.
Academic Qualification/Work Experience:
• University degree in the field of computer science, business administration, or another relevant discipline. An advanced degree in one these fields is a plus.
• Knowledge & Experience
• Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.
• 8 years’ experience managing web application development.
• Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application framework.
• Familiar with more than one software development methodology.
• Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications.
• Has contributed to one or more open source projects.
• Skill with CSS, XHTML, one or more JavaScript frameworks, and AJAX.
• Knowledge of web standards.
• Experience with system administration and web server configuration

Job Categories: Computer & IT Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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