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Head of Emerging Technology (R&D)

The role

We are hiring an inclusive team where you can make an impact regardless of experience level. It’s an exciting growing department, working in an Agile team with globally distributed technology partners and an international team of developers and data scientists responsible for the full product development life cycle, from conception to deployment to build effective artificial intelligence solutions for our clients.

This head of function will grow and lead the deep technology engineering such as quantum and blockchain that will drive our continued growth alongside our AI path and lead technical involvement with universities and partners, including innovation roadmap alignment with other teams, our larger strategic customers and partners. The role will be a key support role to the CTO and other leadership in driving the Altada business forward. The role will coordinate the cross functional R&D activity across our pillars.


Essential Functions:

  • Grow and lead globally the deep technology engineering such as quantum and blockchain that will drive our continued growth.
  • Leads the software engineering research to help scale our products in partnership with the head of software design
    Contribute to engineering efforts from planning and organization to execution and delivery to solve complex, real world engineering problems.
  • Leads technical involvement with universities and partners, including innovation roadmap alignment with other teams, our larger strategic customers and partners.
  • Key strategic support to the CTO and other leadership in how emerging technology can continue to drive Altada’s growth
    Understand our customer market and ensure this understanding is used to means test emerging technology and partners.
  • Be a champion in the industry for the Altada journey, working closely with commercial, innovation and marketing in doing this.
  • Work closely with our IP and Legal team in ensuring our IP portfolio is measurable and in growth mode.
  • Team up to figure out off-the-shelf and/or custom emerging technology solutions for given technical problems.
  • Collaborate with different stakeholders – engineering and non-engineering – to work out best possible software and AI solutions.
  • Have fun with accountability in an exciting and rewarding role.

Minimum Education and Work Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or another software based technical field is ideal, but we are open minded on non-classic degree applications with enthusiasm and experience building great software.
  • Experience or qualifications in innovation management.
  • 12+ years of relevant work experience in R&D, software development and/or architectures for emerging technologies.
  • 5+ years’ experience leading teams internationally, ensuring you understand how to build great teams and great careers towards business outcomes.
  • Excellent growth mindset in attention to detail for product opportunity analyses and requirements documentation.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Have a strong pedigree in the industry, with exposure to speaking at conferences and writing though provoking articles. 
  • A track record of finding collaborative solutions with a growth mindset.
  • Experience designing and building distributed software systems in languages such as Java.
  • Experience building API’s, scalable microservices and using technologies such as docker.
  • Some exposure to building, deploying, and improving Machine Learning models and algorithms in real-world products is a plus, but not a blocker.
  • Experience working with emerging cloud technologies across AWS, GCP and Azure.

The company

Altada is an Artificial Intelligence company that transforms data rich clients into data driven solutions. Altada’s AI platform provides a complete view of clients’ data supply chain using indexing, data remediation and inference.

Altada enables clients to make better decisions and deliver augmented customer experiences by helping them put order on complex and potentially inaccurate data, improving regulatory compliance, data governance, process efficiency and profitability.

Our employees are passionate about solving the most difficult AI problems, and get to work with others who collaborate and take their work seriously. We are looking for creative, bright, motivated change makers who share our passion for excellence and want to make an impact at a dynamic, expanding company. We celebrate our employees for their innovation, perseverance and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment.

If you enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from working for a company that creates AI solutions and solves tough problems in privacy for organizations around the world, contact us to become part of the team.

What you can expect

Working at Altada Technology isn’t like a normal job. We believe in hiring only the best and then looking after our staff which is what they deserve.

On top of a great financial package, we do everything possible to make Altada Technology a great place to work.

We believe in paying a competitive salary: earn what you’re worth, with regular performance reviews. We’re committed to your long-term future at the company, and we’re passionate about helping you to improve and enhance your skills along the way.

We’re invested in your health and happiness. We offer an Employee Assistance Program and Employee Health and Wellness to all our staff so you can rest assured that you will be well taken care of, no matter what happens.

If you are interested in working in a high energy, fast moving AI company with a passion for machine learning and data science please don’t hesitate to apply!

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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