Head of Technology

Last Edited : Jan 11, 2023

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Title: Head of Technology

Scope: Company

Summary: Head of Technology is our highest technical individual contributor level at Signal AI, leading to solving our largest and most challenging technical problems effectively. They are recognised both internally and externally as great technical leaders and their influence spans across broad areas of the company.

Key Takeaway: As Head of Technology your impact is felt company wide. You’re actively sought out by technical and non-technical stakeholders from across the business. You proactively and regularly engage with senior stakeholders across the business to communicate that vision, and can bring those people along with you. You are responsible for defining our Technical Roadmap.

Influential Impact

  • They possess the highest technical authority at Signal AI, with influence and respect across the business.
  • Effective at creating and getting buy-in for a multi-year technology strategy across the company, from board level to individual engineers.
  • Works closely with VP of Engineering and CTO to help build a highly autonomous engineering organisation without the need for continuous oversight.
  • Drives the creation of forward facing technology strategies and owns the technical roadmap for the company.
  • Respected by both the wider Signal AI engineering community, and the industry at large. Should be speaking or writing for internal and external consumption.
  • Cultivates a strong, balanced engineering leadership team across their area. Invests in their bench.
  • Creates and owns key company messages that impact the engineering organisation. Builds trust and calm through their communication.

Technical Mastery

  • Able to set out our overall architectural vision on a company-wide scale, which has the ability to grow and flex effectively in line with business plans.
  • Actively involved in setting the technical vision and strategy for an organisation. Connects initiatives to the larger company strategy and can articulate the lead measures and their impact on the business’ success.
  • Able to identify root causes and initiate changes to the processes or technologies that underpin Signal AI’s engineering organisation.
  • Regularly and positively influences the direction of systems design across the company.

Behavioural Approach

  • Able to make and communicate difficult or unpopular technical decisions when necessary.
  • Actively prioritises and takes meaningful steps to build a diverse, inclusive technology organisation.
  • Able to autonomously identify business opportunities that can be led by technology innovation, with an end-to-end ability to build consensus around it.
  • Communicates the impact of various projects at the executive level with the ability to express information in terms that are specific to that audience.
  • Actively speaks and presents on advanced technical topics in the public space.