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Chief Technology Officer

We are looking for:

The CTO will be the technology leader for J. Hilburn’s digital product portfolio, IT systems and hardware & infrastructure. Helping to accelerate J. Hilburn’s growth, this role will be responsible for architecting and executing J. Hilburn’s digital product roadmap and enabling the business to scale operationally through technology. While hands-on in the code and development, this leader will be an active member of senior leadership and participate in the growth of the company and execution of our core mission.

Our technology stack is largely custom built to empower our stylists while integrating into our custom manufacturing process along with a more traditional eCommerce sales platform. As the CTO, you would have the chance to continue to architect and develop this software, and to dream up new solutions to enable our growth.

• Partners with the CEO, COO and Executive team to set strategic and tactical goals for the company
• Develops long term digital product and technical roadmap aligned with overall corporate and investment strategy
• Leads and manages implementation of complex engineering solutions across the enterprise
• Ensures engineering team deliverables are high quality and sustainable, as well as delivered on-time and within budget
• Establishes, communicates, and implements engineering, IT and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations
• Facilitates IT security audits or investigations
• Leads and provides technical leadership to internal developers, administrators, and support members as well as manage third-party resources
• Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering, IT and development related to the organization’s industry
• Establishes and administers the department’s budget
• Challenges the status quo through intellectual curiosity and natural inquisitiveness to look beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
• Manages and appropriately escalates delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes tied to the engineering initiatives to the stakeholders
• Supports on-call response to critical operational issues
• Performs other duties assigned


Required Education and Experience
• Prior CTO experience in a technology-driven startup or early-stage company
• Recent experience creating web/mobile apps and systems from inception to MVP (and further)
• 3-5 years of leadership experience in software product engineering and IT management
• Proven ability to build high-performance engineering teams that can expertly navigate the challenges of a fast-paced, rapid-growth organization
• Proven experience as a hand-on developer with knowledge of .NET languages (e.g. C#, Visual Basic .NET) / .NET Core, HTML5/CSS3
• SQL Server database development experience
• Familiarity with architecture styles/APIs (REST, RPC)
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exceptional customer-facing and problem resolution skills
• Strategic thinker who finds innovative ways to facilitate team / project success and manage product risk while balancing resources for on-time deliverables
• Strong knowledge of system development methodologies and code bases related to J.Hilburn systems
• Ability to develop ongoing commercial acumen that translates into ongoing effectiveness of assets and programs
• Ability to effectively communicate with various business stakeholders, both internal and external
• Able to prioritize varying demands and effectively multi-task to meet deadlines

Benefits Include:
Temporary work remote due to COVID-19
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Health savings accounts
Employee discount
Paid time off

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
Remote interview process
Virtual meetings
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

Submit resume to: for consideration.

We appreciate all inquiries however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

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