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California King Salmon Rebounds After Drought

Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish “feels good every time,” but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial troller based in San Francisco. Bates and other California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s […]

Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Stanton

A man is dead after he was shot and killed by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in Stanton on Wednesday. The incident happened when deputies responded to a family disturbance call around 7:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Sycamore Avenue, according to Carrie Braun with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. At some point during the interaction, a man was fatally shot by deputies, although specific details were not immediately available. The man is described as a Hispanic male in […]

Quentin Tarantino to Become First-Time Father

Quentin Tarantino is going to be telling a whole new brand of “Once upon a time” tale — the bedtime-story kind. The “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood” director is about to become a father. His representative Katherine Rowe says Tarantino and his wife, Israeli model and singer Daniella Pick, are expecting a baby. No further details were released. The couple met in 2009 and married last November just after Tarantino finished shooting “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood,” […]

‘American Factory’ is First Netflix Film Backed by Obamas

A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas’ interest after “American Factory” was shown at the Sundance film festival and they were pitching the film to Netflix. They were told the Obamas had screened it days earlier. They’re ecstatic about the support, […]

Highland Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Detectives with the Fontana Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force arrested a Highland man on Wednesday suspected downloading and distributing child pornography. Kristoffer Dallas Buck, 37, was arrested when the Fontana Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Team served a search warrant at his home in Highland, according to a news release. A search of Buck’s electronic storage devices revealed evidence of downloading and distributing child pornography over the internet, police said. Investigators said Buck was in possession of more […]

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Says He’s Dropping Out of 2020 Presidential Race

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Inslee said that he was confident that Democrats would select a nominee who would champion climate change issues but that it had become clear that he wouldn’t be the person selected. Inslee said he was not endorsing anyone but would support whoever is the nominee. “I believe we’re going to […]

Irvine-Based Weedmaps Says It Will No Longer Show Black-Market Pot Shops

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban unlicensed businesses. Allowing untaxed, unregulated product on the site alongside the taxed marijuana of licensed and regulated stores undercut the legal market, they said. “That is a huge win,” […]

Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Burning at Record Rate, Research Center Says

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday. There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. […]

DUI Driver Gets 8 Years in Prison for Ventura County Crash That Killed Her Passenger

A Palmdale woman who was driving drunk when she crashed along a highway in Ventura County, killing a passenger in her vehicle and injuring four others, has been sentenced to eight years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Maia Yasmine James, 22, collided into two vehicles as she drove into oncoming traffic along Highway 126 east of Fillmore on the night of Oct. 13, 2017, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The crash killed a passenger inside her vehicle […]

Woman Sexually Assaulted at Apple Valley House Party Attended by 700 People: Officials

A woman was sexually assaulted at a house party in Apple Valley attended by 700 people, officials said Wednesday. Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a hospital for a sexual assault report about 11 p.m. Aug. 11. The victim said she had been raped while attending a party at a house in the 19800 block of Tomahawk Road, officials said in a news release Wednesday. Detectives served a search warrant at the home on Aug. 16. […]

Gov. Newsom Says His 1st Pet Was an Otter Named Potter on Visit to Paradise Grade School

For a group of second-graders in Paradise, Calif., the rural community still on the mend after last year’s devastating fires, it was hard to know what was more interesting on Wednesday: A visit from California’s governor or the story about the unusual first pet he had as a young boy. When asked by Gov. Gavin Newsom to guess the type of animal it was, the children offered several ideas. The students shouted out a few conventional choices: A dog, a […]

13-Day-Old Baby Severely Beaten in Santa Ana; Father Arrested

A Santa Ana father was arrested on suspicion of child abuse on Monday after his 13-day-old baby suffered a savage beating, leaving him in critical condition with a skull fracture and internal injuries. Jonathan Reyes was arrested after the boy’s mother awoke to find the child badly beaten and brought him to an emergency room, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. Along with a skull fracture and internal injuries, the baby suffered multiple visible injuries to […]

Environmentalists Sue Over Trump Admin Rollbacks of Endangered Species Act

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians and the Humane Society of the United States. The lawsuit comes after the federal government earlier this month announced a series of changes to weaken the Endangered […]

Pilot Blames Bad Gas After Ditching Newly Bought Aircraft That Crashed Into Half Moon Bay

A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue. Pilot David Lesh, a 34-year-old globe-trotting skier and the founder of Colorado-based outerwear company Virtika, had embarked on the flight Tuesday over Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. His plan was for friends in a second plane to […]

L.A. Man Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Prison After Crashing Into Police Cars, Vehicle With Baby on Board During Chase

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison after pleading no contest to crashing into multiple vehicles during a pursuit earlier this year, including one carrying a baby, officials announced Wednesday. Pharuehat Wilaisophakun, 27, pleaded to one count each of assault on a peace officer and fleeing an officer’s vehicle while driving recklessly, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Wilaisophakun led LAPD on a chase April 4 after an officer witnessed […]

Gunman at Large After Shooting From Housing for Mentally Ill, Wounding Deputy at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

Tactical teams were searching an apartment building that houses mentally ill people Wednesday evening in the search for a sniper who opened fire from the structure and wounded a deputy outside the nearby Lancaster sheriff’s station, officials said. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, was wearing a bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the station at 501 W. Lancaster Blvd. when shots rang out about 2:45 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Weber. He was hospitalized with a “very […]

Serial Killer Who Claimed to Murdering 90 Women, Including L.A. Victims, to Plead Guilty in Ohio Slayings: Prosecutors

Authorities say a serial killer who claims to have murdered 90 women will plead guilty and be sentenced this week to resolve two decades-old Ohio cases. Samuel Little was indicted earlier this year for the 1981 murder of 32-year-old Anna Stewart, last seen alive in Cincinnati. Her body was dumped in Grove City, near Columbus. The 80-year-old Little also is charged with a second murder in Cincinnati. Her identity remains unknown. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’turz) says Little will […]

Lancaster Day Care Owner Gets Prison for Public Assistance Fraud, Must Pay $1 Million in Restitution With Daughters

A Lancaster day care operator who conspired with her two daughters to fraudulently collected thousands in government assistance by falsely claiming she was providing child care services has been sentenced to four years in state prison, authorities said Wednesday. Cathy Denice Pullum, 52, and her daughters must also pay $1 million in restitution for the scheme they ran for years with the cooperation of mothers who provided the identities of their children, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s […]

Anti-Vaccine Activist Assaults State Senator Who Authored California Vaccine Law: Sacramento Police

An anti-vaccine activist was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after shoving a California lawmaker who has worked to limit exemptions for childhood vaccinations. Kenneth Austin Bennett, 54, livestreamed the confrontation on his Facebook, which shows him shoving state Sen. Richard Pan on the sidewalk near the Capitol. Bennett has unsuccessfully attempted to recall Pan and filed paperwork to run against him last year, though he never appeared on the ballot. The video shows him running into Pan on the sidewalk […]

Jet Catches Fire After Aborted Takeoff in Oroville; 10 Aboard Unhurt

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville Municipal Airport for unknown reasons shortly before noon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The plane was carrying two pilots and eight passengers, and “all were accounted for, no injuries,” said Joe Deal, Oroville’s […]

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO) - SaaS-AI

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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - SaaS- AI- Machine Learning
Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Are you an entrepreneurial thinker that happens to be in the field and expertise of technology? Do you see solutions before your peers and command a room as needed? Do you have a very short attention span, need to move quickly and excellent at multitasking when under pressure? Are you cautiously optimistic but need to verify before you grant full trust? Do smooth talking sales people drive you crazy? Do you want to run with a seasoned successful entrepreneur and add strategic value at the C-level while being compensated properly for your contribution?
THE POSITION’S PURPOSE:
The CTO in partnership with the CEO and the company leadership team is responsible for establishing the company’s technical visions, developing the product roadmap and leading all aspects of the company‘s technology development. This position is responsible for maintaining existing systems, while providing direction in all technology-related issues in support of information operations. The CTO plays an integral role in setting the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth, positioning the company’s service offering as a leader in the legal industry.
We are looking for a strong and proven technology leader with expertise in leading and managing full software development cycle that includes multiple products (enhancements and new platforms), quality assurance, product management and the related infrastructure and DevOps.
The ideal candidate will provide a sound technical leadership and communicate with staff, executives, stakeholders and customers to ensure the company’s technologies are used appropriately and optimally. Strategic, technical vision, forward thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. The CTO should display dynamism, high-energy, credibility and excitement particularly in leading a high-performing and expanding team, in planning for and execution of an aggressive product roadmap that includes SaaS and first-in-market platforms, and in creating & adding value to widening array of clients.
Experience in an organization providing and deploying enterprise and SaaS software solutions and professional services to enterprise clients (B2B) as well as SaaS and web-based solutions is highly preferred.
MAIN FUNCTIONS AND ROLE DESCRIPTION:
Software Development Cycle

  • In partnership with company leadership team, the CTO will be actively involved and lead in developing the vision and a road map to execute current and future company goals and objectives including but not limited to winning new market segments, significantly increasing current client firm usage and effectively consolidating all ALN products and services.

  • Refine current plan for the product roadmap including setting time frames and successfully drive to fruition and release. Develop future plan for new products and enhancements including time frames, release and time to market.

  • Direct the full software development cycle. Establish, refine and supervise the software development process, setting short-term objectives and assessing progress as defined by the selected software development methodology.

  • Manage activities so that products are developed on schedule, maximum efficiency and within quality standards and cost objectives that meet market demands.


Product Quality Assurance

  • Promote achievement of high quality products through extensive and fool-proof yet efficient quality assurance process.

  • Integrate review and quality testing in the development cycle to ensure efficiency, avoid repeated errors and rejects, and ensure all the requirements are appropriately addressed.

  • Ensure that products and enhancements provide optimum solutions consistent with what customers need and improve their workflow and usage experience.


Product Management

  • Direct product and enhancement requirements gathering for software, platform, and web-based solutions including workflow, wireframes, mockups and prototype consistent with both strategic intention of the company as whole (sales, marketing, implementation, support and operations) and clients/customers.

  • Collaborate with designers (UX/UI), project managers, operations and Product User Groups to successfully achieve high-quality and useful products.

  • Review and approve proposed development releases and manage the release process.

  • Present new releases and plans highlighting new products enhancements to existing customers, potential clients and business partners (as well as in trade shows, conferences and user-group meetings).


Overall Management, Execution, Operations and Maintenance
The CTO is integral member of the company’s executive team. It is expected that the CTO will be actively involved in the formulation and execution the company’s strategies, daily operation and servicing its clients.

  • Strategy & Planning

  • In partnership with ALN CEO, identify pportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services as a web-based business (SaaS), including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success. Lead strategic planning and prduct management to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all platforms and web-based services.

  • Identify technlogy trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business. Evaluate and identify apprpriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.

  • Establish a gvernance process that meets government, partner, and company expectations for customer information privacy and other regulatory compliance.

  • Direct develpment and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

  • Acquisition, maintenance and cost-effective technology including internal infrastructure, systems and client integration.

  • Prepare department budget and resurce/infrastructure requirements.

  • Execution & Implementation

  • Direct management of engineers/developers (on-shore and off-shore), DBAs, QA staff, product management, infrastructure and production support teams as well as technology partners and vendors.

  • Monitor and report progress and status of development activities

  • Take charge and accountability of product releases and deployment consistent with timeline commitments.

  • Collaboration, Operations & Maintenance

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences and reading widely (including reading your peers’ blogs!).

  • Define and communicate company values and standards for acquiring or developing systems, equipment, or software within the company. Ensure the company’s internal technological processes and customer-facing services comply with community expectations and applicable laws and regulations for privacy, security, and social responsibility.

  • Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.

  • Ensure cmpany technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Develp, track, and control the product management, development and deployment of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations.

  • Display high-performance, high-energy leadership to direct team, collaboration with company leadership team and partnering with the CEO particularly in major company strategy and initiatives.


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA in computer science, engineering or related major or equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in one of these fields is a plus.

  • Development of enterprise software solutions deployed to customers/clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to envision and architect web-based services and SaaS that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience with minimum of 10 years experience managing tech teams. An advocate for the development team.

  • Extensive Microsoft and other system tool experience – C#, .Net and SQL.

  • Keen business acumen and proven executive management abilities based on prior experience.

  • Forthright and a team player who is an active member of a high performance management team.

  • Ability to have effective two-way communication with management and development team.

  • Provide leadership and motivation to the development team via a dynamic, confident and professional demeanor.

  • Knowledgeable with more than one software development methodology and multiple products.

  • Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications. Has contributed to one or more open source projects.

  • Strong knowledge of information security vulnerabilities, disaster-recovery and risk management.

  • Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements.


COMPENSATION :
We offer a competitive compensation base salary and a bonus MBO Based with a generous benefits package that includes vacation time-off, paid sick days, flexible health Insurance, 401K with full 6% matching and generous recognition for outstanding performance. The company also provides employees with internal activities such as yoga ping-pong, etc. We also provide a stable and professional work environment.
Supervises: 30 to 40 direct reports, remote staff and outside vendors
Travel: Approximate 20% per year
Location: Position is located at the Encino, CA headquarters
For additional Information, please visit our websites.
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