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VIA SMS Group is an alternative financial services company with operations in Asia-Pacific and Europe. In addition to operations in four countries, the Group has developed into a flexible fintech company that offers easy-to-understand financial solutions under a variety of brand names. One such brand is VIAINVEST, an investment brokerage firm under the supervision of Latvijas Banka that provides private investors with lucrative opportunities to invest in securities backed by loans from non-banking lenders for consumers and businesses. The company’s headquarters are in Riga, Latvia.

We are looking for a passionate, result-driven Chief Technology Officer to join our professional IT Team within the company.

As the Chief Technology Officer, you will be a key member of our executive team, responsible for shaping and executing our company’s technology vision and strategy. You will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, managing our technical teams, and ensuring the successful development and implementation of technology solutions that align with our business goals.

What you will do:
  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Take care of technology strategies to ensure business continuity
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Present reports on the company’s technology status, goals and or progress
  • Identify what technologies can be used to improve the company’s products and services
  • Manage the product development lifecycle, from concept to launch
  • Implement best practices for data management, security, and compliance
  • Identify and mitigate technology-related risks and vulnerabilities
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards
  • Recruit, build, and lead a high-performing technology team, including software developers, engineers, and other technical specialists
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the technology department
  • Create and oversee high-level KPIs as well as mentorship and guidance for the IT department
  • Evaluate and select technology vendors, partners, and tools
  • Manage the department’s budget
Your experience:
  • Proven experience in technology leadership roles, with a track record of successful technology strategy development and execution
  • Strong business understanding and the ability to translate business needs into technology solutions
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills (Latvian and English languages), both written and verbal
  • Strong leadership, team-building, and people management skills
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and industry trends
  • Experience in project and budget management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
Why VIA SMS Group?
  • You get to become part of a dynamic and collaborative Management team within a progressive fintech company
  • You will be able to impact the way our internal systems work
  • You will experience working at a global company and all the advantages this has to offer
  • Our Board will be always available to make business-driven decisions
  • You have the option to either come to our fancy, sustainable, and eco-friendly new office or choose to work from the comfort of your own home
  • Flexible working hours – just don’t be late for any of the meetings!
  • We’ve been around for 14 years in the fintech world and feel the teenage years embody our company culture perfectly – join us and get a feel of an informal, people-oriented culture
  • It’s not always rainbows and butterflies around here and we can’t promise you that stressful days are non-existent however, for this reason specifically we have a certified life coach to help get you through
  • Whatever you want to learn to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you
  • From day 1, you become a part of VIA SMS Group’s social life and engage in all kinds of fun & productive team-building activities
  • We care about both; your mental and physical health, which is why we offer health insurance after the end of the 3month probation period
  • A competitive remuneration starting from EUR 5500 – 6500 before taxes
We are looking forward to receiving your CV with a reference Chief Technology Officer sent us by e-mail at hr@viasmsgroup.com.

Contact person: Zane, phone number: +371 66100254

Privacy notice on processing candidates’ personal data

JSC “VIA SMS group” (registration number 40003901472, legal address – Roberta Hirša street 1, Riga, LV-1045) selects personnel for the needs of VIA SMS group’s companies in Latvia (LLC “VIA SMS”, LLC “Viainvest”, Branch of a foreign merchant “ViaConto Sweden AB Latvijas filiāle”).

VIA SMS group together with other group’s companies are joint controllers of the personal data provided by the candidate.

Personal data is processed for recruitment purposes, i.e. to select suitable applicants, and for legal interests insofar as they are related to recruitment. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is taking steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into an employment contract (the actual process of personnel selection), as well as the implementation of the company’s legitimate interests.

Additional information on data processing is available here: https://viasmsgroup.com/careers/.

For matters concerning data processing, contact the data protection officer at dpo@viasmsgroup.com.