[Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Position Open-Chief Technical Officer, SCA, Inc.

Patrick Anderson president at sca.org
Tue Jun 24 11:20:41 PDT 2008

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical
Officer, for a three-year term beginning August 15, 2008. This is a
part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a
commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability
for emergencies. The CTO is a direct deputy to the President
and Vice President of Operations, and reports indirectly to the
Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

The Chief Technical Officer (CTO) leads a team of volunteers who
maintain and manage the SCA's Internet servers for web, email, and
related infrastructure services. The CTO team manages the SCA's
Internet domains, SSL certificates, and the technical aspects of e-
commerce clearinghouse services, and similar aspects of the
corporation's online identity. The SCA.org Webmaster reports to the
CTO, as do several special project deputies. The CTO may also lead
and direct external paid contractors for specific business critical
projects or administrative duties.

This position requires specific project management, interpersonal
and technical skills, including the following:

  * Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing,
    including documents and announcements that will be released for
    public perusal. This position also requires four detailed
    quarterly reports plus to the Society Seneschal and the Board,
    plus an annual (Domesday) report.
  * Ability to interact constructively with non-technical clients who
    use the SCA's online services, including Society officers, Board
    members, and the SCA's corporate office team.
  * Ability to lead a team of technical volunteers and/or paid
    contractors to support and enhance the SCA's Internet
  * Ability to interact with the Society Chronicler, Society Web
    Minister, and other corporate level officers to advise on policy
    issues related to information technology.
  * Familiarity with the software components and technologies used on
    the SCA servers. The main components include a variety of
    technologies with Linux, Apache, GNU and PHP among them.
  * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of highly sensitive

Qualified applicants should have a technical college degree and at
least ten years of experience in project management and information
technology, or equivalent. Reliable high-speed Internet access,
including while traveling, is essential, and ownership of a laptop
computer is highly desirable.

The Chief Technical Officer leads and/or implements strategic
projects on a largely self-directed basis or as requested by Society
officers or the Board. He or she also will direct a technical team
that corrects problems on the SCA servers, sometimes on an emergency

The CTO team receives multiple daily reports from the servers,
including status of important software systems, e-commerce
summaries, and security bulletins. These reports need to be
monitored on a daily or near-daily basis.

The time commitment of the CTO position is approximately ten hours
per week normally, but can be considerably larger in the event of
problems or major strategic project work. The term of office is
normally three years. The job of Chief Technical Officer is a
considerable work commitment, but also a very unique challenge
seldom found in the corporate world, with a great deal of latitude
for leading technical and strategic creative initiatives.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together
with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to Renee Signorotti,
Society for Creative Anachronism, P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA
95036-0789, with courtesy copies to resumes at sca.org, president at sca.org
cto at sca.org. Applications must be
received by July 15, 2008.
Patrick Anderson
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
president at sca.org

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: 
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments at lists.sca.org.

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