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Chief Technology Officer

Ilara Health
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Ilara Health is seeking a Chief Technology Officer to lead software development and product. As CTO at Ilara you will be responsible for defining the technical vision of the company and working with the rest of the management team to execute on that vision. Ilara is still very early stage, and you’ll have the opportunity to set the technical direction of the company, and build products and services from the ground up. You’ll be working on software that has a real impact on the health outcomes of the people we serve, and play an instrumental role in helping Ilara achieve its goal of improving health outcomes across East Africa


  • Define the technical vision for Ilara Health
  • Work with the CEO and COO to develop Ilara’s product strategy and roadmap
  • Make high-level technical decisions about Ilara’s tech stack, infrastructure requirements and internal coding workflow process
  • Jump in and code! Especially in Ilara’s early days, we need all hands on deck building out the software suite
  • Hire a world-class team of software engineers, product managers and designers
  • Manage the technical and product teams
  • Assist with training and mentoring engineers
  • Assist with the design and user-testing process. Ideal candidates will be able to conduct user research and incorporate it into the product roadmap
  • Stay on top of tech trends
  • Ensure that all of Ilara’s products meet local and international regulatory standards. We want to build health systems with the best possible security and privacy
  • Create and manage software KPIs and performance requirements
About you
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering Computer Engineering, Math or other technical degree. Equivalent professional experience may also be sufficient
  • 5+ years of experience in technical roles
  • 2+ years of product experience
  • 2+ years of managerial experience preferred
  • Experience developing and shipping production-level software
  • Ability to make product development and design decisions. Experience with design thinking and human centered design preferred
  • You have worked with external stakeholders before and are comfortable owning projects that require work with partner organizations and/or other external parties
  • Experience building and designing secure, robust and efficient back-end infrastructure

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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