Location: 
San Jose
Employment Type: 
Permanent
Job ID: 
134146
Description: 

Quick Summary:

The CTO is in charge of all company technology and technical staff. The CTO
establishes the company’s technological vision and strategy, aligning them to support growth. The CTO focuses on maintaining and improving all technological aspects of the company. She or he develops policies and procedures and uses technology to enhance products, services, and methods that focus on external customers. The CTO at the CO should be a strategic thinker, an effective communicator and possess multidisciplinary knowledge.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the company’s technical strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Set company technical vision and lead company’s technological development
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Help the company employ new technologies profitably
  • Develop strategic plans and set timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of technical services
  • Collaborate with department heads, marketing, production, and operations as advisor
  • Ensure technology standards and best practices are met
  • Monitor web analytics and making recommendations that align to business goals (what is the data source we might need to this item)
  • Establish development process and set objectives for process
  • Act as a mentor team members 
  • Monitor performance profiling tools and procedures
  • Review timeframes and project costs 
  • Develop and implementing disaster and emergency recovery plans 

Technical/Functional:

  • Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies 
  • Advanced technological skill set and demonstrated history with technology
  • Ability to create effective organizational structure 
  • Ability to lead a multicultural and very diverse work force, across multiple countries
  • Ability to identify, recruit, and evaluate required technical personnel
  • Ability to develop business plans and project budgets
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Proactive, responsible and acute sense of urgency
  • No travel restrictions to all countries in the world
  • Interpersonal (soft skills)
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with peers, leaders, and other senior management throughout the company as well as outside with customers, vendors and suppliers.
  • Ability to motivate peer teams and staff Leadership

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Co's new platforms shared services.

  • Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development
  • Represent company at conferences and networking events
  • Ensure company’s technological processes and services comply with requirements, laws, and regulations
  • Support efforts to protect and expand company’s IP 
  • PMO
  • Ensure company’s is properly staffed at all times 
  • 30% travel requirement, inclusive of domestic and international
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to follow a vision

Education/Experience level:

  • 15 years of experience in a leadership position
  • BS in technical field
  • MS, MBA and PhD valuable but not required
  • Experience working with China, Vietnam and India is a plus.
  • Leading a multinational and remote team is a requirement
  • Experience in following industries is desired: 
    • consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, automation, and medical devices.

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