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H2O.ai is the leading AI cloud company, on a mission to democratize AI for everyone. Customers use the H2O AI Hybrid Cloud platform to rapidly solve complex business problems and accelerate the discovery of new ideas. H2O.ai is the trusted AI provider to more than 20,000 global organizations, including AT&T, Allergan, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Capital One, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi, Kaiser Permanente, Procter & Gamble, PayPal, PwC, Reckitt, Unilever and Walgreens, over half of the Fortune 500 and one million data scientists. Goldman Sachs, NVIDIA and Wells Fargo are not only customers and partners, but strategic investors in the company. H2O.ai’s customers have honored the company with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78 — the highest in the industry based on breadth of technology and deep employee expertise.

The world’s top 20 Kaggle Grandmasters (the community of best-in-the-world machine learning practitioners and data scientists) are employees of H2O.ai. A strong AI for Good ethos to make the world a better place and responsible AI drive the company’s purpose.

Please join our movement at www.H2O.ai

We are looking for an experienced Federal Chief Technology Officer to help launch our Public Sector business.  The responsibilities of the CTO include leading the Federal Certification Development in collaboration with corporate engineering and product development, providing thought leadership to industry via media trade outlets and conferences and establishing a go to market strategy include use case development. 

To be successful as a Federal CTO, you should have prior organizational leadership experience, be able to collaborate with team members, and be a strategic problem-solver. Ultimately, a top-notch Federal VP should demonstrate excellent communication skills, an ability to connect with other engineers and developers, and have a solid foundation in software and infrastructure design specifically in Data Science. Whilst managing exceptional code quality across a range of software deliverables, you have a desire to manage and empower your team, while also engaging in the conversation and debate about technical direction.

A deep understanding of AI and ML, both in code and in third party integration, will be crucial to helping us establish a competitive advantage in these critical areas. 

This role may be remote and located anywhere in the US.

What You Will Do

  • Provide technical leadership for team members, helping to constructively guide and at times make decisions related to technology choices, and working to help key team members be onboard with those decisions and supportive of them.
  • Face of the organization to industry through thought leadership, speaking engagements and partnership engagement. 
  • Conducting workforce planning and actively recruiting staff who are strong contributors and exhibit an Integrator Mindset and have the potential to be high performers.
  • Create and drive a robust certification roadmap for platform, security differentiation against competitors, and hosting cost reduction. 
  • Participating in the core leadership team as a collaborator, idea generator, and strategic thinker. Representing a technical voice and advocating for the technological needs of our clients. Contributing to our company wide strategic plan, and also planning the strategic direction of the Public Sector business
  • Recommending technological developments and improvements for our client base. Use qualitative and quantitative measures to track progress and demonstrate effectiveness of technological advancement.

What We Are Looking For

  • Computer Science or similar degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational leadership skills in a global organization.
  • Extensive experience in working with stakeholders to create certification Roadmap 
  • Experience in recruiting engineers and contributors. Getting people who are talented, motivated, and intelligent to be excited about working with us.
  • Experience with Data Science tools and applications.
  • Current understanding of cloud-based SaaS technology solutions and experience implementing them.
  • Must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management.

Skills and Aptitudes

  • Kind, constructive, thoughtful and brutally honest.
  • Curious, organized, and methodical in your approach to developing and continually refining partner relationships that drive measurable results.
  • Experienced with a nimble, scalable, modern tool-based environment.
  • Great networking aptitude with public and community outreach and involvement.
  • Superior multitasking skills
  • Able to apply strong analytical and problem-solving skills to complex issues.
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to use independent judgment
  • Ability to work with ambiguity in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Process oriented and eager to optimize for maximum efficiency.
  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Computer Science, or similar relevant field.

H2O.ai Core Competencies

At H2O.ai, we focus on what we call the “Makers Gonna Make”, which aligns with our strategy of Democratizing AI for everyone. Therefore, we are looking for leaders who strongly exhibit these characteristics.

The five core competencies of the Integrator Mindset are :

  • Self-Aware
  • Adaptable
  • Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Customer Obsessed

Why H2O.ai?

  • Market Leader in Total Rewards
  • Remote-Friendly Culture
  • Flexible working environment
  • Be part of a world-class team
  • Career Growth

H2O.ai is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status or any other legally protected basis

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