Chief Technology Officer - Salt, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT
  • Posted by Salt on Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Reference: JO-2004-159557
  • Apply before Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4 Hours left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Salt

The VP of Application Engineering will help us make our engineering organisation successful in our challenges ahead. The ideal candidate enjoys mentoring engineers and will enable them to be successful employees. Help them grow within the company and help us hire talented people that fit our company culture and values. This person will have a huge role in hiring new engineers, coaching engineers, designing how we do engineering, and deciding when it's time for someone to move on.

Together with our Head of Product and our Head of Product Design you will lead our Product and Product Delivery teams. This leader must be a deep technologist, possess proven expertise in enhancing productivity and growing engineering teams.


Your key responsibilities will be to:

* Lead our multidisciplinary engineering team.
* Establish engineering success metrics.
* Ensure the team is set-up for long term success.
* Ensure the engineering goals are aligned with the rest of the company.
* Build a strong engineering culture that will support an enable the purpose and vision of the business.
* Be an innovator in how we work so that we can achieve innovative goals.
* Create visibility info engineering for those who have limited experience with the area.
* Organise and adhere to tight schedules and working with others to ensure everyone is on track to reach their assigned goals within the allocated time frame.
* Help employees grow through career development, coaching, and mentoring while guiding senior contributors to maximise their potential. You'll provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans, defining goals, perform evaluations, and collaborate with employees on their objectives.
* Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Architects, Engineering Managers to ensure the teams have clear direction and priorities
* Establishing engineering goals and metrics.



* Proven ability to articulate a vision and strategy in a way that inspires and motivates a team to focus their energy on achieving business goals.
* Strong leadership skills with a track record for investing in team and driving results through collaboration.
* Ability to create partnerships across the entire organisation and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders from engineers to executives.
* Ability to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences.



Some who is passionate about engineering quality and operational excellence. You have the know-how to build an engineering organisation that delivers it

Managing distributed teams across several offices/hubs.

5+ years of engineering management experience, including managing managers

Demonstrated experience shipping complex products requiring coordination across multiple teams, vendors, and continents

Deep experience implementing engineering, management, and process best practices within a rapidly growing team

Exceptional empathy and listening skills, as judged by your peers and reports (whose references we will ask for)

Great track record of growing top-notch engineering teams quickly and mentoring junior engineers and emerging leaders

Experience building focused technical/platform road-maps and making tough trade-offs, including balancing long-term platform investments and urgent business needs.

Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Salt is a global, award-winning digital recruitment agency, connecting people and businesses within Creative, Marketing, Sales, and Technology.

Over 250 consultants are “Creating Futures” around the world and change the lives of 1000s of people each year by helping them to start new roles in some of the most exciting start-ups, scale ups, agencies or large global powerhouses. We cover permanent as well as contract roles and have offices in Auckland, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.

Our services range from single hires to covering complete outsourcing solutions involving business change. We partner with our clients to find and place not only the best individual talent but also produce the most impressive and exciting digital teams across the globe. In New Zealand, our market coverage extends to Accounting & Finance, Business Support & Operations, and Supply Chain & Logistics.


Salt recently acquired APAC-based specialist digital, tech, media, and sales firm, Xpand and talent agency Recruit Digital in South Africa in order to further increase our global talent services. Together with the new teams, we will have a stronger presence in the market as they join our vision in “Creating Futures” for our customers globally that will positively impact the digital economy.