Chief Technology Director

July 22, 2022
London, United Kingdom
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  • Setting a vision for how technology will yield competitive advantages
  • Ensuring that technological resources - especially those provided by other group companies - meet the company's short and long-term needs for profitability. Set and enforce SLAs for the
    • Development teams working elsewhere in the group or external 3rd parties
    • Operational support, where the role holder will set the outsourcing strategy as well as enforce it
    • Product and pre-production environmental management
  • Outline the goals for Product research and development
  • Creating the Roadmap - timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services
  • Making executive decisions on the technological requirements of the company
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
  • Acting as a mentor to future team members
  • Maintaining a consumer-focused outlook and aiding in the delivery of IT projects to market
  • Managing technology budgets and time frames
  • Staying on top of technology trends and developments
  • Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards


  • Degree in computer science or related field
  • 8+ years working in a technological role. Must have Java programming language experience
  • 5+ years of managerial experience, with at least 3 years as a CTO in a bank or similarly regulated entity
  • International experience working for banks in other markets and in managing IT outsourced resource working on behalf of the employee’s company
  • Technology architecture experience. Can evidence that he delivered a new banking or financial services platform
  • Advanced technological skillset and a demonstrated history with technology
  • Exceptional team management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to delegate efficiently
  • Extensive industry knowledge with an eye towards the future
  • A minimum of two verbal recommendations from a previous employer

Company Info

Billon unleashed transformational capabilities of blockchain technologies with a high-performance enterprise system unifying national currency transactions, documents and identity management on a DLT built for scale.
We went behind initial principles of blockchain by creating a new protocol which is ultrafast, fully secure and ready to use within existing regulatory frameworks and institutions. We first designed our system to transact micropayments at scale by encrypting national currencies, but our vision expanded to lever the ability to put documents on-chain and manage identity and data access rights. As a result, Billon is uniquely suited to deliver business results to banks, corporates and individuals in a regulatory compliant manner

Billon was founded in the UK in 2015, on the basis of a previous research project developed in Poland. Its unique DLT protocol has been supported by many R&D grants, including the EU Horizon 2020 program. Billon is licensed to issue electronic money in the UK and in Poland and employs a global team of more than 80 professionals across its offices in London and Warsaw. In November 2018 the company won the world's largest fintech festival in Singapore, organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, showcasing  a solution to zero-cost blockchain micropayments.

The Chief Technology Director will be responsible for the technology architecture of the company.  As well, the role holder ensures that the systems, processes, and date architectures work together to provide a sustainable business platform and to realize commercial value.  The role is tasked with making executive technology decisions on behalf of the company, including managing a technology budget and making investments to align the company with its vision for its technological needs. This role requires

  • substantial international work experience, preferably in Asian markets
  • direct programming and architecture design experience, in addition to managerial experience
  • a willingness to work at a modest salary for the initial months in return for options, while the business grows

The role holder should be a strategic thinker, an effective communicator, and an expert in technological development.
This role will report directly to the Chief Growth Officer at Billon Group, the parent company of Billon Financial, and will act as both a technology and business expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company.

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