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Chief Technology Officer

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Technical Responsibilities:

  • To use an agile and curious mindset to define the UIDAI technology roadmap, for software, hardware, biometrics (including biometric devices) and security.
  • Drive Strategic Thinking for UIDAI, including enterprise architecture.
  • Leverage innovative technologies to transform UIDAIā€™s business model, products and services.
  • Innovation management and Research & Development (R&D).
  • To guide and direct the Biometrics Research project being carried out by IIIT Hyderabad and other R&D projects being contemplated with other premier institutions.
  • To guide and direct the Biometrics Research Centre (proposed to be set up).
  • To guide and direct the in-house Research & Development (R&D) in Biometrics technology.
  • Solution Architecture for new services or redesign/rearchitect existing UIDAI solutions and services.
  • Conceive, initiate and conduct proof of concept studies with forward-looking technologies to better meet the organisational goals of UIDAI.
  • Not to be involved in day-to-day operational activities, but support expected in handling critical situations like performance issues/capacity constraints etc. which are likely to disrupt or affect operation.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Direct reporting to CEO, UIDAI.
  • Participate and actively help in key technology decisions.
  • Lead a team of Software architects, Product Managers, Biometric architects and Security architects.
  • Periodically monitor and review all technology projects for quality and timelines.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • At least 20 years of experience in IT and related fields and should have played major technology roles.
  • Should be deeply knowledgeable about global best practices in Software, Hardware and Security.
  • Should have a proven record of leading technology transformation in organizations.
  • Ideally should have deep knowledge of the technologies used in UIDAI.
  • Familiarity with Biometric technologies and AI is a plus.

Desired Educational Qualification:

MS/M Tech/ME from one of the top engineering colleges in India or abroad.

Desired Qualification:

PhD.

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