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Head of Mobile Technology

People are at the core of Fareportal. We are one of the fastest growing travel technology companies in the world; our portfolio of travel brands, including flagship product CheapOair, receives over 100 million visitors annually.    

The Mobile team is responsible for the strategy, product and roadmap delivery of Fareportal mobile services (app, web and messaging) globally.  As VP, Mobile Technology you will own and drive all technology components of our mobile offering; to develop and deliver a class leading mobile proposition, deliver a major strategic shift for the company and secure sustainable competitive advantage in this fast moving channel.

  • Agree a cost-effective roadmap and capabilities with the business to deliver its strategy
  • Maintain appropriate program, third-party services and performance documentation
  • Develop a wide-ranging set of networks with both internal stakeholders and external stakeholders
  • Meet agreed internal resolution and implementation SLA’s
  • Ensure bug, crash, performance and fraud rates are in line with agreed thresholds
  • Ensure security of the channel, and any data     
  • Build a high performing team through strategies that sources top talent, motivates and retain them.
  • 12+ year’s strong technical experience in web and mobile app technologies (travel industry experience a plus)
  • Experience in programming languages (iOS, Cocoa, Objective C, Swift, Java, MVC and Design Patterns)
  • 10+ year’s full stack technology management experience leading engineers and QA
  • 6+ years experience working with multiple development agile teams in different business units.
  • Demonstrated experience in Object Oriented Design and Application / Systems architecture.
  • Strong understanding of JSON REST and XML Web Services and WCF Services and related technologies
  • Must have strong experience in relational databases, Business Intelligence and Analytical Reporting
  • Strong Project Management experience using Agile / SCRUM Methodologies
  • Expertise in architecting, designing and developing highly scalable large scale and available applications
  • Must have strong experience in code coverage, Code Analyzer/ profiler and unit testing tools
  • Strong experience in producing very high quality software and designs solutions with performance in mind
  • Extensive business knowledge with comprehensive understanding of the organization and functional area
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and motivate teams through effective communication and established credibility
  • Excellent self-management and organization skills; promoting the behaviors that you want to see
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