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December 23, 2018 - 4 min read

Head of Technology

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan (relocation is available to exceptional candidates)
Work with and Work for: VisionX Pakistan/US Teams and Global Clients
No. of Positions: 01
Reports to: Founder & CEO

What You Need to Know

VisionX is a mindset obsessed with client success. Acting as a strategic innovation partner, we help our clients build custom digital products and solutions backed by emerging technologies stack to (a) achieve fast track business growth, (b) gain competitive advantage, (c) constantly innovate to stay relevant, and (d) accelerate product development and feature delivery for their end customers.

We hire the best, invest in them, push them outside their comfort zone to help realize their real potential to serve our clients, our company, and most importantly understand life to value each moment and person they interact. Joining us might be easy but staying at VisionX is harder. If you are up for challenges, read below and shoot us a note. We wish others all the best!

We are headquartered in New York City with our teams geographically located and our delivery powerhouse in Islamabad.

Goal

Leverage your cutting-edge technology expertise and thought leadership to relentlessly deliver product innovation through a world-class product organization meeting and exceeding customer expectations each day.

Our Ideal Candidate

You have lived the technology evolution over the past ten years. You understand customer mindset. You have built digital products and solutions. You have developed and groomed outstanding teams. You have worked in an enterprise and a startup. You are very passionate about taking your experience and skill-set to a whole new level in an everchanging technology, customer and startup triad. Your energy and leadership become the fuel for the team. You are always there for the clients and the team. You collaborate and understand the importance of hierarchies. You are a risk taker and never quit. You can work effectively with minimum supervision yet take everyone along the journey. You are ready to commit for the long-term association on mutually beneficial terms. You possess a blend of international education and experience.

Profile Attributes Proactive, high energy, team development, collaboration, strategic and tactical, positive attitude towards work and life, take and implement feedback, multitasker, process driven, creative problem-solving skills, customer obsession, love & live Innovation, startup mindset, strive for excellence, outstanding assertive communication.

Technology Knowledge

  • AI & Emerging Technologies (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, AR/VR);
  • Mobile Application Frameworks (iOS, Android, React Native, Flutter);
  • React, Angular, Node JS Frameworks;
  • Enterprise Cloud Architecture (AWS, Azure).

Day-to-Day Tasks & Activities

Customer

  • Understand customers, their business, and the needs.
  • Act as a technology thought leader on clients’ product vision and roadmap.
  • Manage day-to-day client relationship.
  • Deliver client presentations, reports, and project/product updates.
  • Ensure the highest level of delivery standards and client satisfaction.

Product

  • Lead the development of product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Build analytics framework to measure product performance and user behavior.
  • Ensure quality and depth of product strategy papers written by the team.

Technology

  • Stay up to date on the technology research, innovation, and advancements.
  • Solution-led thinking to solve new and on-going product and engineering challenges.
  • Closely follow tech industry giants for constant learning.
  • Deliver thought leadership through the point of view papers, presentations, and blogs.

Process

  • Provide supervision and governance on scrum/agile development tasks and activities.
  • Establish robust product development, testing, and deployment processes.
  • Proactive reporting to the leadership team.
  • Own and publish key product metrics on a weekly basis.
  • Anticipate various outcomes and act proactively to avoid or mitigate the risks.

Team

  • Develop, coach and mentor the team.
  • Make team comfortable and give them confidence to actively participate.
  • Meet the team on a weekly basis including scheduled one-on-one sessions.
  • Establish re-vamped hiring process for technology positions.
  • Build new technology partnerships at the local and international level.
  • Develop team goals and measure them.
  • Prepare teams’ performance reviews and growth plans.
  • Make customer obsession part of teams’ DNA.

What You Need

  • 8+ years of full-time experience.
  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in a technical discipline.
  • Well versed with agile development methods.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Know how to build a good slide.
  • Enjoy telling stories.
  • Like numbers and hence excel.
  • Able to flex your schedule.
  • Travel up to 30% globally.

What We Offer

  • Attractive compensation package.
  • Medical for dependents and parents.
  • Annual bonus.
  • Opportunities to travel internationally.
  • Work directly with the client teams.

Why Choose Us

We live and breathe cutting-edge technology. We operate within the technology startups and Fortune 500/1000 ecosystem. We believe in delivering client value through our work. We build products that are not good or great but outstanding. We help build your startup if you are an aspiring entrepreneur. Our global network of industry experts and mentors helps shape our growth and future. Our leadership team has extensive technology, retail and consulting experience with world-renowned brands. We have got all it takes to build an enterprise of the future.

You deliver! We will make your stay and journey with us worthwhile.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected status.

Females and overseas nationals/dual-nationals looking to move back are encouraged to apply.

Write to us at hr@visionx.io.

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