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NFT Head of Technology Innovation & Software Development
Title:NFT Head of Technology Innovation & Software Development


Job Title: Head of Technology Innovation & Software Development
Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Job Location: Global – Work from home & regular travel
Start Date: Immediate
Term: At-will employment
Salary: Competitive, based on experience


Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative international nonā€profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. We do that by designing disaster-resistant houses and schools; training homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them; working with governments to develop and implement building standards; partnering with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs; and facilitating access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.

To learn more about us and our programs in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines and the Caribbean, visit www.buildchange.org.


Build Change’s New Frontier Technologies division is seeking for a Head of Technology Innovation & Software Development to manage Technology Innovation and Software Development activities around the world.

This position reports to the COO.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead Build Change’s software development team around the world
  • Implement Build Change’s New Frontier Technologies’ strategy
  • Nurture and recruit required talent for the New Frontiers Technology team, and support the Build Change’s programs around the world in recruiting and/or sourcing new software development talent
  • Manage the timely delivery of work packages from remote coding capacities, including Build Change software based in other countries and non-Build Change software developers working for third-party software development service providers
  • Manage the referencing of existing in-house developed software and the establishment of an internal code depository
  • Ensure that all global systems are accessible, operational and disruption-free
  • Establish cyber-security protocols and manage their implementation across all activities
  • Be solution-oriented and ensure the timely delivery of functioning client-ready mobile applications and web portals in accordance to allocated resources
  • Train and mentor the coding team under your responsibility
  • Produce internal monthly reports and, when required, internal reports for the CEO and Board of Directors


Other Responsibilities


  • Work from home, while collaborating with colleagues located around the world (Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America)
  • Travel, when necessary (no more than 25% of your time on average), to support the delivery of software products around the world, or to participate in presenting your work and Build Change’s technology innovations at conferences or at meetings with clients, partners and donors
  • Support business development efforts to develop technology components in concepts and proposals
  • Support the development of a business model and monetization strategy from Build Change technology services and products
  • Perform additional duties as required by your supervisor.



You have:

  • 10 years minimum experience leading teams of software developers, specifically leading the development of mobile applications and web portals


Your experience includes:

  • Managing the delivery of software work packages from large teams consisting of developers reporting to you as well as from third-party software development providers
  • Rolling out and ensuring the maintenance of mobile applications and web portals
  • Managing de-localized teams, including team members in similar time zones and developers in very different time zones
  • Working closely with product design and business teams to bring a software product to market
  • Recruiting developers as well as building and maintaining a software development team
  • Contractually managing the performance and timely delivery of software deliverables produced by third-party software development providers
  • Developing and rolling out Artificial Intelligence (AI) functionalities
  • Developing and rolling out Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR) functionalities


You are able to:

  • Recruit and manage a team consisting of, but not limited to, the following specialties:
    • React Native developers
    • Full Stack developers
    • Machine Learning engineers
    • Python developers
    • Dynamo developers
    • 3D animation and AR experts
    • BIM experts


You would describe yourself as:

  • Drama-free, optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor
  • Fluent in English


And maybe you also:

  • Have worked in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia or emerging nations
  • Speak Spanish, French or any of the languages spoken in our program countries
  • Have experience successfully developing, rolling out and maintaining software in emerging nations
  • Have experience working on software that is connected to Building Information Modeling (BIM)


Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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