Chief Technology Officer at Four Winds Interactive

| Greater Denver Area
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Overview

FWI is searching for an experienced, passionate CTO to lead our technology organization, with responsibility for the vision, leadership, and implementation of overall engineering strategy, development and test processes. We are looking for a customer focused engineering leader with a sharp product sense to lead our Engineering organization.  

 

Reporting directly to our Chief Executive Officer, this person is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Directly and indirectly manage and inspire a global team of over 100 in a high-capacity, high-performing distributed Engineering organization with resources in offshoring locations.
  • Collaborate with company leadership and cross-functional product teams to form technology roadmaps in support of the Product Plan.
  • Drive technical teams to develop and execute on FWI product and vision.
  • Lead and collaborate on key architectural decisions and design considerations.
  • Lead technology & business planning, project management and business analysis to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all technology-based services.
  • Position the company through cutting-edge software, and other enterprise-wide applications and their alignment with the strategic direction of the business.
  • Define technical architecture & set vision for software development teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner with expected user functionality and reliability.
  • Implement cloud solutions and evaluate solutions that expand the reach of the organization.
  • Maintain a proactive information security posture of all technology systems.
  • Evaluate overall operations and technology functions and recommend enhancements.
  • Track and manage key metrics such as R&D costs, team performance and business/technical KPIs (Jira, Confluence, etc.).
  • Drive successful project and product execution using the Agile development model (scrums, sprints, Kanban, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriate processes to deliver against industry benchmarks in reliability and performance.
  • Establish and implement short and long-term goals and timelines, provide feedback, and perform quarterly reviews of direct reports.
  • Develop and mentor upcoming leaders and key engineers.
  • Develop and manage budgets.
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.
  • Partner with key stakeholders, including: Executive Team, product management, marketing, sales, and customers.
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology.
  • Identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services through technology and innovation.
  • Assess obstacles and technical hurdles to success and recommend solutions.
  • Evaluate and implement improvements to the current system for ongoing innovation and disruption in the industry.

Qualifications

Requirements for Success:

  • 15 years of proven success in a complex, technological environment with increasing responsibility in product development leadership.
  • Able to drive creation of technical roadmap and define target state architecture.
  • Ability to break down a strategic roadmap into a focused series of wins that the team can rally around.
  • Proven ability to conduct technological analyses and research. 
  • Familiarity with Cloud infrastructure and solutions (such as AWS, Azure, etc.).
  • Experience in nimble, fast-paced environments. Has successfully adopted Agile processes (scrums, sprints, Kanban, SAFe, etc.).
  • Proven success leading and inspiring technology professionals to succeed in a transformational, highly competitive market, keeping the team focused on strategies and tactics to best leverage the resources of a growing company.
  • A sucessful track record leading technology teams through the hyper-growth period, entering the maturity phase and potentially through future product engineering events.
  • Experienced in recruiting, hiring and retaining top engineering talent.
  • Has successfully established and scaled offshore COEs (Center of Excellence), with demonstrated results of delivering on the product roadmap and supporting operations.
  • Has delivered matured technology services enterprise architecture, data and DevOps across service lines in a shared services model.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with the non-technical parts of the business to get the entire company on the same page with regard to the roadmap and any challenges that arise.
  • Maintain explicit efforts to share knowledge between functions and departments outside of Engineering/Product Self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, and creative.
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to create buy-in.

 

The compensation package will be aligned to each candidate’s experience and qualifications. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

About Four Winds Interactive

With 6,000+ clients and over 500,000 screens deployed, FWI’s software platform is driving Visual Communications to millions of people every day, all over the world. We are a values-driven organization that encourages our employees to bring their authentic self to work every day and empowers everyone to make a tangible impact on our products, clients and culture. Our employees are passionate about their craft, but they are also parents, skiers, comedians, runners, animal lovers, foodies and phenomenal human beings who appreciate our dedication to providing a healthy work/life balance.

 

We’re proud to be one of Built In Colorado’s top digital tech companies. At FWI, our culture is important to us. We are a diverse team of talented, passionate people who want to make a difference, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. If our core values speak to you, we want to meet you:

 

  • Bring your best self
  • See it
  • Own it
  • Crush it
  • Be Gracious

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Location

1221 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80203

An Insider's view of Four Winds Interactive

What's something quirky about your company?

It took me a while to adjust to the fitness culture at FWI. I would show up to a meeting and the person sitting across from me might have just come back from yoga or CrossFit dressed in their workout gear. Once I got used to seeing executives in sandals and sweats every once in a while, I’ve come to love how invested FWI is with employee wellness.

Steve

Director of Technical Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about FWI’s exemplary commitment to its people. It’s evident there are many diversity and inclusion efforts, not only led by our Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but also from motivated individual contributors. This creates an environment where we can stay true to our core values and bring our best selves every day!

Maithy

Recruiting Coordinator

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at FWI inTech Support. After a year of learning as much as I could about FWI’s Content Manager applications, I applied for the Technical Engineer position with FWI’s Tiger Team. I will continue to grow my career as FWI continues building the latest and greatest tech and software in the digital signage industry.

Will

Technical Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We try to create an environment where every idea is worth voicing. It’s amazing how many innovative pathways stem from one seemingly crazy idea. We do our best to empower our team to act on their creative inspiration—bring us a rough draft, pitch us on your idea. Many breakthroughs and innovations have been born this way.

Margot

President and COO

How does the company support your career growth?

As a manager on the People Operations team, I find there are an abundance of opportunities to get involved with supporting personal and professional growth. As a first-time manager, I get to participate in an interactive Manager Bootcamp. FWI also hosts a monthly manager round table, which gives everyone the opportunity to communicate and connect.

Catherine

Director of Talent Acquisition

What are Four Winds Interactive Perks + Benefits

Four Winds Interactive Benefits Overview

You will be challenged in our dynamic environment, supported in your endeavors, recognized for your contributions and have fun along the way!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our zeal for inclusion fuels our best work. Listen - We commit to hear our colleagues, listen to different points of view and challenge our biases in these moments.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We are committed to the idea that DE&I work is a journey. A journey that will prove to have no end, no destination, but a continued focus on becoming better, learning more and implementing more change
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate - we’re all a work in progress. We encourage you to apply for a position with FWI even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our Welton location has Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Darts and Basketball.
Stocked Kitchen
Our Broadway location has fully stocked kitchens including rotating flavors of sparkling water on tap.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
FWI's pet policy is dog friendly daily at our Welton office location.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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