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Career Contacts

General Manager, Technology

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Salary
120,000 to 130,000 per year

Career Contacts is a full service HR & Recruitment consulting firm.  Through our services, Career Contacts builds bridges with candidates and corporate clients. We are passionate about our two-pronged goals in ensuring that companies hire the right person, and that job seekers find the right employer.

Our client is one of the leading sports and live entertainment companies and is based in Vancouver BC.  They have a range of businesses including Real Estate Development, Holdings and Construction, E-Commerce, Sports and Entertainment, Travel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Agriculture. They are currently seeking a General Manager to lead their Technology team.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity, with the ability to work remotely. 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Wage: $120,000 -$130,000 per year
Location: Vancouver, BC (mostly remote work)

They Offer

  • Ability to work remotely
  • Full benefits plan including EHC, Life/AD&D, LTD coverage
  • Collaborative team environment 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee vision, strategy and execution for product development
  • Lead formulation of all the Company’s technology vision and product roadmap, and communicate the vision and priorities across the company to all relevant stakeholders
  • Establish governance, policies, processes, and communication to deliver reliable products within cost targets and with schedule predictability; ensure delivered work product meets/performs to functional requirements
  • Provides regular updates on project progress and outstanding issues
  • Building trusting relationships and working collaboratively with other business leaders in the organization to ensure alignment on strategic goals and priorities
  • Play a leading role in evaluating market and technology trends and their implications for the company’s technology vision and roadmap
  • Ensure that every function in the product development organization is led by a unified and cohesive vision and shared priorities
  • Lead the creation of intellectual property (IP) strategy and ensure proper execution of it
  • Serves as a technical expert on existing applications supporting the business area, along with other inter-related / adjacent systems and applications
  • Ensure that product development resources are allocated in line with overall business strategy to products/technologies and Business Units
  • Establish sound product development methodologies and procedures for conducting research, conceptualization, design, prototyping, etc. across the entire product development department
  • Build technical and process excellence in each key area of product development
  • Effectively deploy a mix of internal and external product development models that fit the need of the different products and technologies the company offers
  • Ensure continuous improvement in the product development department as well as in our abilities to deliver products and solutions that create exceptional customer experiences People leadership and cross-functional communication
  • Ensure continuous improvement in the product development department as well as in our abilities to deliver products and solutions that create exceptional customer experiences
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Help departments use technology profitably; setting a vision for how technology will be used in the company
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and budgets to assess technological performance
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have 10+ years of experience in product development, with 5+ years in executive management roles in product development
  • Proven track record of leading growth efforts and managing several teams in specific technical disciplines in the IT or AV industry 
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a definite asset
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in engineering, computer science, business, or similar discipline
  • Prior experience with and strong understanding of both hardware and software development best practices and methodologies 
  • Prior experience with and strong understanding of in-house, joint, offshore, etc. development models 
  • Ability to comprehend technical concepts as well as business needs 
  • Knowledge of intellectual property rights
  • Knowledge of other web technologies and UI/UX standards
  • Evaluates the applicability of leading-edge technologies and uses this information to significantly influence future business strategies for the area(s) supported
  • Able to design systems/applications with a high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms).
  • Experience developing apps that visualize large quantities of data and handle data streaming
  • Experience with the full SDLC process, versioning, code management, and deployment methodologies
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Passion for technology and fantasy sports
  • Excellent people management skills (coaching/mentoring)
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working in a diverse, entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly innovative and enjoys exploring new solutions and technologies
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to handle fluctuating workloads
  • Trustworthy, honest and reliable – ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information

Application Process:
Please submit your resume in a Word document via the link provided here. Click "Apply" and we look forward to receiving your application!

Career Contacts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. 

Category
Information Technology Management and Executive