Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Job description

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Warwick

Are you an established Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and experienced technology leader, with a background in software development, looking to challenge yourself and make an impact within a pioneering and innovative team here at Summit?

About the Role

As CTO for Automotive, and part of the wider Senior Management Team, you will lead Summit’s technical vision and oversee all aspects of software product development.   Supporting the transition of platform technology and technical delivery into a consolidated CTO role you will report to the Managing Director of Summit Automotive leading a team of six direct reports, who head up Enterprise Architecture, Software Design, Software Delivery and Support teams (based predominantly out of Warwick but also Soho, London).


Both a tactical and strategic role, this position is critical to the success of this market leading proposition.  At a tactical level; governing the delivery of performance by managing the entire soft development life cycle through to delivery and support via agile methodologies.  Leading, coaching and development of people, ensuring successful delivery through high performing teams.  At a more strategic level; developing organisational and leadership structure, strategic technology development, managing third party integrations and partnerships and non-functional requirements.


About us

Summit are changemakers in Automotive ecommerce. We are deeply involved in the transformation that ecommerce is creating in automotive, bringing our 18 years of expertise in retail to an exciting market. We don’t behave like system integrators or consultancies, we are practitioners. Manufacturers and Dealers trust us to help them on their automotive journey. We empower our clients to be best in class ecommerce and digital revolutionaries, making it more likely that people will buy from them, than anyone else.


About you

As a senior strategic leader with a technical background and demonstrable software development leadership success, you will have been accountable for building large scale programmes of activity.  


Resilient, analytical and able to deal with ambiguity, with strong leadership, coaching and people development skills to harmonise teams within a start-up environment.  Comfortable with Waterfall and Agile delivery methods, ideally backed up with relevant qualifications, you will have experience of third party and offshore team management too.


Familiar with software development delivery targets associated with customer revenues, and the translation into measurable financial return, your ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment and bring a high level of strategy and governance into an evolving team, will allow you to excel in this role.


If you want to be part of a growing company where you can make your mark apply online now and in return you'll receive a competitive salary and ultimately have the opportunity to significantly contribute to an exceptional business and help shape its future.