Chief Technology Officer
A senior role at one of the fastest growing and most disruptive tech start-ups in Africa.
Data engineering, Data modelling, ML Application Deployment, AI infrastructure, Business/Data Analysis
Global (remote)
More than 5 years
Employment Type
7 months ago

About AIfluence

Join one of the fastest growing and most disruptive tech start-ups in Africa.

AIfluence is Africa's first Artificial Intelligence-powered influencer marketing platform. We offer an end-to-end solution to optimize and scale global influencer marketing strategies. Our platform uses advanced algorithms that power influencer discovery and evaluation, campaign management and performance measurement for influencer marketing campaigns. We solve the major pain-point experienced by most marketers in influencer marketing by accurately predicting and delivering measurable ROI on every campaign.

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Job Description

AIfluence is recruiting a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to take our AI capability to the next level. The CTO will lead the growth of our technology teams and provide impactful insights into the company’s strategic direction. The CTO will be a core member of the AIfluence executive team responsible for the overall strategy, leadership, and success across the company.

Who you are

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; preferably in fast-moving, entrepreneurial/solution-oriented, multicultural environments
  •  8+ years of experience managing/scaling cross-functional geo-distributed technology teams and resources
  • Experience developing/implementing complex projects using Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks
  • 8+ years of programming experience ( Python & Django)
  • Masters/PhD in Machine Learning, Neural networks (prefered)
  • Experience as data strategist, scientist and systems architect developing/running complex 24x7, high-availability enterprise-level platforms
  • Experience in web development, and creating processes pipelines
  • Deep understanding of social media & digital advertising conversion
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively through friction and opacity
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Working proficiency in English
  • Fundraising experience (bonus)

Primary Responsibilities: Team Leadership

  • Oversee a distributed team across AI, Data Science, Engineering, IT & Security
  • Define and execute a strategic approach to scale the technology team and optimize structure across multiple geographies
  • Lead team performance through planning/facilitating coaching, mentorship, training and development activities. (With support from the Human Resources function)
  • Represent AIfluence at technology conferences and at executive level customer engagements
  • Participate in fundraising activities

Technology Strategy

  • Take ownership of, develop and update our technology strategy to ensure it is current and driving our competitive advantage
  • Drive timely execution of the technology roadmap & OKRs,
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, monitor, maintain, and enhance our software solutions and ensure compliance with security standards/requirements
  • Define company standards for systems, equipment, and software

Process & Methodology

  • Review and optimize platform development processes to ensure consistent and predictable delivery. Track and report on process-related metrics as necessary.
  • Advance methodology innovation to ensure we have space to utilize new approaches for delivering software while still meeting OKRs and timelines

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Work closely with Product, Creator & Customer Success teams to ensure streamlined, quality service delivery and with our Sales/Business Development teams to support client base and partnership development.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • AIfluence is an equal opportunity employer


  • Flexible (relocation to Kenya is preferred)


  • Combination of salary and equity