Director of Technology (Bulgaria)

Development · Sofia, Sofia
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director of Technology to join our Sofia office. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in engineering and management at a low-latency trading technology environment. The Director of Technology will report directly into our CTO and oversee all aspects of ThinkMarkets’ application development efforts in Bulgaria. This role is responsible for spearheading product delivery and implementation while also providing leadership to various technology teams.


Our ideal Director of Technology will have a passion for learning and innovation, as well as growing a high-performance engineering team.




  • Provide leadership across multiple projects and teams to drive definition and realization of our global technology strategy
  • Understand the alignment between our business strategy and the broader technology plan to ensure tight collaboration across various functions and drive strategic initiatives successfully
  • Continuously review and define innovative and forward-looking solutions
  • Manage the delivery of complex, highly-scalable low-latency applications, integrations, and application customization
  • Provide hands on expert level assistance to software developers in relation to technical issues
  • Promote and coordinate technical knowledge harvesting within the organisation by defining, communicating, and enforcing design/coding standards
  • Monitor new technology trends and identify new solutions that could be applicable to our business
  • Manage our Bulgarian IT resource allocation in terms of recruitment, goal setting, and performance and talent management




  • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of solid experience managing international IT teams
  • Experience in infrastructure and application development in a financial services or trading environment is a MUST
  • Prior experience scaling existing technology and achieving an ultra-low latency environment
  • Architecture and development experience in the following technologies: C++, Java, C#/.NET, RESTful APIs, ReactJS, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Kafka
  • Strong understanding of FIX protocol
  • Experience in product management and determining product road map
  • The ability to step in and code to drive a solution that your engineers can build upon
  • Experience with Agile development methodology
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring, working through complex problems, and working with our business partners to deliver an amazing experience for our clients
  • Ability to process complex problems easily and come up with simple, innovative solutions
  • Strong department leadership skills: strategic planning, goal setting, processes development, and budgeting
  • Good judgement and the ability to handle stressful situations


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  • Location
    Sofia, Sofia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor