• New York

  • $

    250,000 Per Year

  • Permanent

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OTC Markets Group Inc. is looking for a Chief Technology Officer to join our high performing team in a senior management role. The role reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for building and maintaining our current and next generation of financial market applications. This will be your chance to make an impact on the future of finance and join a profitable company that is as effective as its behemoth competitors while remaining nimble at less than 100 employees.

We have been a strong advocate of open and transparent secondary financial markets for decades, and our elegant and cost-efficient solutions have helped make our markets attractive to a variety of broker-dealers, public companies and investors. Our OTCQX Best Market and OTCQB Venture Market are recognized by regulators as established public markets, and relied upon by thousands of companies to provide efficient public market for their investors.  Today, an open network of broker-dealers price and trade the 10,000 U.S. and global securities on our platform. Our wholly-owned subsidiary, OTC Link LLC, is an SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) and FINRA member broker-dealer.

Your focus will be our information-driven platform, which serves broker-dealers and companies to improve the quality and availability of their information, and our web-based applications. You will lead a development and data team and ensure our technology standards meet the business needs and accelerate the innovation and flexibility of all internal systems.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Manage our teams of core application, data, web and quality assurance engineers to ensure high quality software production
Build and mentor a strong team of software developers, generate excitement about new concepts and projects
Develop strong collaboration and communication across engineering teams and with business lines
Mentor senior engineers into strong team leaders, empower engineering excellence, ownership of projects, and systematic enhancements of internal processes
Lead the process for architectural software requirements and design scalable and adjustable solutions
Work directly with senior business leaders on technology drivers and trends, evaluating expectations and anticipating the need for technical updates and upgrades
Communicate the software needs and solutions with development and IT infrastructure teams and ensure top-quality execution across the board
Identify and remediate causes of technical issues and minimize the scope and frequency of software malfunction
Analyze and improve the software quality, including scalability, stability, and security
Promote our platform and gather customer feedback at industry events and conferences

What makes a perfect candidate:

10+ years relevant working experience managing large teams, complex software projects, and working directly with senior business leaders
Proven track record maintaining, refactoring and enhancing legacy software while remaining a forward thinker and introducing new products and technologies using open source and vendor frameworks
Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver complicated projects on-time and under budget
Impeccable interpersonal skills enabling cross departmental collaboration, ability to balance and merge the desires of the technical and business teams to achieve company-wide objectives
Ability to lead teams that customize technical solutions to the ever-changing needs of a financial marketplace
Deep understanding of software scalability and stability in a Linux-based environment
Experience leading groups working with a variety of coding languages (including Java, C++, Javascript) and database technologies
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering field

You would be joining a dynamic, growing company that fosters an open culture and emphasizes autonomy, responsibility, innovation and self-discipline. We are looking for someone who can communicate 360 degrees around a complex organization, prioritize work in real-time, and take ownership of leading multiple projects.

OTC Markets Group Inc. offers a casual working environment in an airy loft office space in SoHo part of Manhattan, one of the most exciting and creative places in the world. We are committed to building a company where highly talented, creative people thrive. Therefore, we invest heavily in employee satisfaction and offer a competitive compensation package designed to entice the best.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.