Director of Enterprise Technology

Arlington, VA
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
About KoalafiWe're one of the fastest growing consumer finance companies in America. Why? We're making it simpler, faster, and more transparent to purchase the things you need to make your life go.By combining smarter technology with a relentless focus on customer experience, we're transforming the financing experience for essential life purchases in retail stores nationwide.About The OpportunityYou will lead a team of engineers, support staff and 3rd party vendors to drive the alignment of vision, strategy, technology architecture and product roadmaps across Enterprise Technology. This includes partnering with internal stakeholders across the business to ensure Koalafi is achieving company goals.Develop the organization's end-user technology vision and translate it into actionable goalsDirect the creation, sourcing, and implementation of new software and hardware to achieve the company enterprise technology visionFormulate and implement business continuity and disaster recovery plansCoordinate technology activities to ensure the availability of network services and dataIdentify future challenges in the end-user technology landscape and developing mitigation strategiesOversee departmental budgeting and forecasting within the organization, including the company's entire software budgetRecruit, attract and retain top talentPartner with our CISO on security vision and program: Identifying security vulnerabilities and eliminating them with strategic solutionsIdentify and recommend new technology solutions to advance associate effectiveness and efficiencyPerform hands-on end-user technology support activities when required or as an escalation point to support your teamAbout YouExpert knowledge of technology systems, specifications, networks, and computer systems, especially end-user computing technologyProblem-solving skills and an analytical mindsetProject planning and management skillsProficiency in forecasting, budgeting, and strategic use of technology staffExcellent leadership, prioritization, and organizational skillsAbility to communicate to tech-savvy and non-technical staff8+ years of experience as a software/systems leadership/consulting, leading technology strategy, roadmap and solutioning across technology stacks Demonstrated experience in advocating technology solutions and driving executive alignment Strategic thinker with analytical and problem-solving experience An outstanding ability to analyze problems, apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written), work well in cross-functional teams Four-year college degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Information SystemsThings we value:Curiosity. Why? How?Nerdiness. Financial news and trends are fascinating. Seriously. Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.Passion. If you don't get excited about point of sale financing, retail, and consumer empowerment, it simply won't work.Smarts: Book and street. We have to use all of the tools at our disposal to build Koalafi.Empathy and Compassion.You understand that people's access to life essential goods and services are in your hands.Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you don't understand?Building. Doing. Making. Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking and talking to figure this stuff out, but you can't wait to leave the conversation and build it.

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