Chief Information Officer, full-time
Do you want to join us on a journey to create a revolutionary new approach to bring affordable solar electricity to an unprivileged group of people in Bangladesh for whom energy is still a luxury? Do you have the courage to leave Wall Street for a remote rural street? Do you have the passion and skillset to drive disruptive innovations? Are you ready to take a challenge that will push your limits every now and then? Do want to be a part of a dynamic team that is defining the work culture in an unusual way?

If ‘Yes’, then join us in our endeavor to become the Google of the off-grid world!

SOLshare has built the world’s first ICT-enabled solar peer-to-peer electricity trading network for some of the most demanding and dynamic markets in the world. With SOLshare you are at the frontier of innovation, interlinking climate change, energy poverty and global development. ME SOLshare Ltd. was founded in Dhaka in 2014 and has been honoured with multiple international awards (e.g. 2016 Intersolar Award, UN Momentum for Change Award 2016, and UN DESA Powering the Future We Want Award 2017). SOLshare has set out to change the lives of millions through its development of P2P solar electricity trading platform and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) systems for rural communities.

As the CIO, you will be art of the top management team, and responsible for our data strategy and execution. You will optimize the experience for our SaaS clients, advance our efforts and shape our future strategy when it comes to the implementation of advanced data analytics, blockchain based data processing, and machine-based learning to improve our trading system, as well as leverage our data for enhanced services.

What you will be doing...
● Be an all-rounder ​- you will be responsible for a large portfolio of activities (data analytics strategy & implementation; blockchain integration; trading optimization through machine based learning), as well as expected to pro-actively co-shape more.
● Be an interface – ​you will work in close collaboration with multiple teams (data, operations, sales, etc.) to shape a coherent strategy.
● Do the next step – ​you design and execute SOLshare’s future suite of product offerings.
● Be a team player​ – all SOLsharers are highly committed and bring in their perspective and ideas, we expect you not only to accept those but to co-shape them​.
What we look for...
● You have 7 years+ experience in a senior management position responsible for data strategy and team management with hands-on experience in development and infrastructure maintenance.
● You have developed your expertise on the following areas:
- Statistical analysis and data mining
- Data presentation
- Embedded system design
- Web architecture and development framework
- Budget preparation and management (for the respective team)
● You have a track record of achievement in a start-up or equivalent high-growth context.
● You are motivated and tenacious.
● You are an excellent negotiator and influencer.
● You love building relationships.
● You excel at both strategy and execution.
● You are passionate about creating positive social impact.
Your perspective...
● Doing something meaningful​ – you will become part of an enterprise, that brings real positive impact to the energy poor on our planet.
● Get in touch with our customers ​-​ ​you are very much encouraged to spend time in the field (esp. in Bangladesh); seeing is believing and creating empathy is key for our development strategy and part of our DNA.
● Be part of a great team of people​ - who develop professional expertise with personal passion in a healthy working atmosphere.
● Flat hierarchies and unconventional ways to do things ​-​ ​your ideas and experiences are more than welcome.
● Personal development ​-​ ​besides new experiences of developing in an international context with new technologies we support you with possibilities for participation on hackathons, developer conferences and classical trainings.
Interested?
As an equal opportunity employer SOLshare offers all of its employees and applicants full equal opportunity irrespective race, ethnic origin, sexual identity and disability, religion or beliefs.

If you are interested in the position, please click on the 'Next' button and start the application procedure as soon as possible. Please note that, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process.

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