Our client is an innovative, rapidly growing Agri-services company based in Limuru. They are looking for a Head of Technology to help them achieve their vision of helping every farmer in Africa achieve food security. The ideal candidate Must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/related field and 7+ years of relevant professional experience with 3+ years in a leadership capacity.
• Develop a clear vision, objectives & implementation strategy for their technology product.
• Attract, structure, lead, and inspire a high performing and ever-growing technical team.
• Drive their pioneering technical innovation agenda by applying machine learning and predictive analytics.
• Identify competitive advantages and cutting-edge technological trends within the Ag tech space
• Attend local, regional and international ag-tech conferences & workshops (#ICT4ag)
• Oversee the design, development, and deployment of a highly profitable, impactful and secure Agri-services platform.
• Work closely with specialist data science and technology consultants to bring world class knowledge.
• Publish technical white papers on the impact of our innovations and generate patent applications.
• Facilitate workshops, hackathons and seminars to position us as an ag tech industry leader and attract top level talent;
• Provide full support as required by the employer.
• Must have a bachelor’s degree in Degree in Computer Science or related field.
• Must have 7+ years relevant professional experience with 3+ years in a leadership capacity.
• Passionate, committed, resourceful with a drive to continue learning.
• Highly technical and analytical, with 5+ years of experience in building innovative software products.
• Passionate about using artificial intelligence, machine learning and mobile technology, behavioral science etc.
• Experience in developing farming apps in AgTech space is an added advantage.
• Uses technology to revolutionize how farmers access information and digital services.
• Track record of secure, end-to-end mobile and web product development & deployment.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product & technical challenges.
• Demonstrated ability to attract, structure, lead, and inspire a high performing and dynamic technology department.
• Working technical knowledge in PHP, Java, MySQL, Android, Python, R, AWS, Bitbucket, CSS, SMS, IVR, HTML5 etc.
• Experience with server and database frameworks and tools.
• Ability to communicate complex topics to an audience with various functional knowledge.
• Experience with cost engineering and budgeting to ensure excellent product delivery at minimal cost.
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