PALO IT is an international consultancy in technological innovation and agile software development dedicated to helping organizations embrace exponential change through sustainability. We work with clients to quickly launch products and services, create new business models, and prepare leadership and culture for the future. 

The Challenge: We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer in Brazil. We bring with us all the excitement and freedom of starting operations in a new country with the stability and resources of a large organization. Our Technical Leader must be able to participate in both the creation of our commercial offerings and the delivery of the projects won. Our DNA is oriented towards Sustainability, new technologies and OpenSource. We are a company passionate about technical challenges and work only on innovation projects. In addition, you will have access to an international knowledge pool shared between Asia, Europe, and Americas.

Our Culture: PALO IT is a consultancy specializing in UX/UI design, software development, and agile transformation. Our mission is to use technology to bring positive impact to our clients. We have over 10 years of experience working with multinational companies using these methodologies. In short, we help companies remember how to innovate. Need a shift towards the future? Let's do the groundwork. Our team has the attitude and experience to build new products and platforms from scratch. The lifespan of a PALO IT project extends far beyond delivery. The products we manufacture are designed to mature with our clients and grow along with our ever-changing market. We use technology as a force for good. Sustainability is a fundamental value for every project we touch and every action our organization takes. We are currently building our business on five continents, but we are also building the communities we are part of. If you want to shape a better world, dream big, and want to make things happen, get in touch with us.

The Role: We are looking for a business-focused enterprise technology leader. Often the requirements for a new project are ambiguous. Your responsibility as a CTO will lead you to solve these challenges. You will build your path in collaboration with the Managing Director of Brazil and the CTO of the region. You will assume a leadership role in technical architecture, development, and building technical teams.

Responsibilities: You will oversee all aspects of the engineering organization, including technical strategy, architecture planning, hiring, and retaining our talents. You will be the guardian of the proper follow-up of best practices and the selection of the best technical frameworks. You will manage project development from start to finish and be the commercial area partner for the proper development of commercial offers. You will own the engineering budget and key decisions on technical architecture. You will not be alone. You will have the support of our office in Mexico and particularly the Americas CTO.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Previous experience in creating development tools or products intended for front-end and back-end developers.
  • A high degree of empathy with the user and actively seek to test, learn, and iterate based on user feedback.
  • Motivated to found a business from its creation and can dedicate full time to the challenge.
  • Previous startup experience is an advantage, as is experience working with distributed teams.
  • Well connected with the developer community and can attract the right engineering team.
  • Experience in engineering management in a high-growth startup or a medium-sized technology company focused on development.
  • Your track record demonstrates deliveries of well-designed developments with modern technologies for a variety of different domains.
  • Excited about creating a new business and the idea of fostering high-level technological teams.
  • Enjoy being a mentor and guiding each of your collaborators in their professional and technical development.
  • Like to get up in the morning to go to work. Your enthusiasm and technical level will help you define and promote a culture of engineering oriented towards technical excellence.
  • Interested in growing our developer community and being the best ambassador of Palo-IT internally and outside the office.
  • Autonomous and have a great appetite for experimenting with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity.
  • Have worked in a diverse set of full-stack technologies, including web, mobile, data, and infrastructure.

You should be familiar with the following Technologies and Methodologies:

  • Agility: Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, Design Thinking, Design Sprint, ExO Framework, Agile Transformation (Coaching and Scaling)
  • Architecture: Blackboard, Client-server, Component-based, Data-centric, Event-driven, Multilayered architecture, Microservices and Monolithic application, Service Mesh
  • Languages: Javascript, Kotlin, .Net (C#), Java, Golang, Python, Rust, PHP, R, Ruby on Rails, Clojure, Dart
  • Cloud: Aws, Azure, Watson, GCP and perfect understanding of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, FaaS concepts
  • DevOps: CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Vagrant, Vault, Perfect understanding of the concept of containers
  • UX/UI: Speed Prototyping, Zeplin, Sketch, Invision, Atomic Design, Bootstrap, Material Design, Design System
  • OS: Expert in Linux and knowledge in Windows administration. MacOS/*BSD are a plus
  • Other tools: Maven, Ant, Gradle, Jenkins, Pmd, Linter, Google Tools, Code-Reviewing, Jmeter, Jprofiler, Git, Svn, Veracode, Sonarqube, Prometheus, Snort, Splunk, Nagios, Saltstack, JFrog, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, ELK, Nginx
  • Framework/Library: Spring, Vert.x, Helidon, Quarkus, Mockito, React, Angular, Vue.js, Istio, Consul, Flutter
  • Application Servers: Tomcat 5, Jetty, Weblogic, Glassfish, JBoss Database: SQL / NOSQL
  • Distributed Application: Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase, ZooKeeper, Hive, Pig
  • API Gateway: Kong, Tyk, Apigee, and alternatives
  • Technological Trends: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Robotics, NoCode

Benefits: This offer is an incredible opportunity to accompany the growth of operations in Brazil with the support of an international group. You will learn a lot and will work and meet exceptional talents. You will also learn faster than ever and have direct support from the office in Mexico. You will have the freedom to execute, build businesses, and new innovative products.

Don't hesitate to reach if you're interested, it will be a pleasure to know more about you!

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