Chief Technology Officer

NWEA

Posted 6 days ago

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

About This Role…

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as an Executive-level position, will champion the technology vision for the organization, including not only very near-term platform technologies that enable scalable, high-performance, interoperable and secure SaaS delivery, but also exploration and future incorporation of emerging and innovative computing and analytical technologies and methods.

The CTO will serve in a visible external capacity promoting NWEA, our forward-leaning technology platform, and as a voice for the continued development and use of technology in education to support our mission of Partnering to help all kids learn®. Location: Portland, OR. headquarters or candidates who are remote may be considered.

Your Next Challenge…

  • Inspire and sustain organization-wide energy for what is possible in product technology and mission impact
  • Champion a compelling product technology vision and strategy for the organization internally and externally and map the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the organization toward its strategic goals
  • Ensure that NWEA's architectural strategy, roadmap and products align and remain at the forefront of SaaS evolution in education
  • Promote a highly-valued and whole partner experience and the cross-functional practices and disciplines necessary to its achievement
  • Represent NWEA, our products, services and bold points of view, in conferences and traditional media, on social media, and amongst industry-peer constituents
  • Drive continued innovation in technology, scientific research and related areas
  • Participate in the development and execution of NWEA's Strategic Plan

NWEA's Technology Landscape

Legacy web-based platform reliably delivers ~ 70M computer-adaptive test events annually

  • Large ESX environments leveraging many JVMs in fault-tolerant pooling configurations hosting compute, database and other functions.
  • Large sharded MongoDB (HA) and PostgreSQL environments.

New platform supports larger volume of test events that are significantly more complex enabling far richer adaptability.

  • Moving toward (partly there) cloud-native microservices and API-everything architecture leveraging many AWS (primarily) and some Azure services.
  • Serverless and multi-cloud are and will be a part of our future platform.
  • Many modern techniques, including Scaled-Agile and User-centered Design, CI/CD and DevSecOps practices
Traits for Success…
  • Ability to drive vision and purpose: Paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.
  • Have a strategic mindset: see ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Skill to drive engagement: create a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
Education and Experience
  • At least 15 years of progressive technical leadership in evolving successful complex organizations
  • Master's degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successfully led two large, full life-cycle SaaS projects including field implementations
  • Technical architectural leadership applied to large-scale, complex transitions involving:
    • Big data | security | privacy
    • ML | AI
    • Web-based legacy modernization to cloud-native and modern architectures and practices
  • Experience with large software product development projects and globally distributed teams

About Us…

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization's mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.

NWEA endeavors to make www.nwea.org accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please call us at (503) 624-1951 or e-mail us at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information. This is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

NWEA™ is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here

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Portland, OR

Full time employment

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Technologies:

aws azure mongodb ml serverless postgresql