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L.A. Metro Offering Free Bus,Train Rides on Earth Day

Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change. Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit. That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes of the cars and pick-up trucks that flood California’s freeways every morning and afternoon generate more than one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions in the state, according to air quality […]

2 Killed After Car Plummets Over Side of Mountain Road in Angeles National Forest, Ignites Fire

Two unidentified people died when their car tumbled 300 feet down a mountainside deep in Angeles National Forest on Saturday, sparking a fire, authorities said. The crash took place about 9:25 a.m. near mile marker 34.54 of San Gabriel Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez. The victims were northbound when, “For unknown reasons, the sedan veered off the roadway, rolled down an embankment and landed on its right side, approximately 300 feet down the mountainside,” Jimenez […]

Congregation Tackles Woman Who Walked Into San Diego Church Service With Baby, Gun

Parishioners and police tackled a woman who entered a San Diego church service carrying a baby and a handgun on Easter Sunday, Fox 5 San Diego reported. Police first received calls about an armed woman at a church service hosted at Mt. Everest Academy, near the intersection of Balboa and Genessee avenues in Clairemont, around noon. Witnesses said the woman came up on stage through a back entrance, holding a gun in one hand and a young child in the […]

Firefighters Responding to Fire Outside Auto Parts Business in Wilmington

Firefighters were responding to a fire outside an auto parts business in Wilmington Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Crews worked to extinguish the blaze at 1825 E. I Street, trying to stop the fire from spreading to nearby structures, LAFD said. Officials said the size of the fire was unknown, but a thick grey cloud of smoke was visible from miles away. It is unclear if anyone was hurt in the fire. No further information was immediately […]

3 People Struck by Gunfire in Car-to-Car Shooting in South L.A.

Three people were struck by gunfire in a car-to-car shooting in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Harlan Taylor said. Three men in their 50s and a woman in her 60s were in a silver Chrysler headed westbound on Hoover Street near 75th Street when a vehicle pulled up behind them and a suspect opened fire just before 3 p.m., according to authorities. Officials initially said all four were shot, with two […]

President of Bob Hope USO Deployed to Afghanistan

KTLA joins the staff, volunteers, friends, and family as they surprise Bob Kurkjian, president of the Bob Hope USO, with a special send off on his latest mission. The U.S. Navy Reservist Commander has been activated for a seven month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Bob grew up in Orange County and graduated USC from where he joined the staff of then newly-elected Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. He went on to earn a masters degree from USC’s Marshall School […]

Citywide Restrictions on Plastic Straws Go Into Effect in L.A. on Earth Day

Starting Monday, large restaurants in the city of Los Angeles will be prohibited from offering or providing disposable plastic straws—unless diners request them. That’s under a new ordinance unanimously approved by the City Council in March. The rules apply to customers dining in or taking their orders to-go. The law allows some leeway for drive-throughs and deliveries: Restaurants are then allowed to ask customers whether or not they want plastic straws. The restrictions go into effect for bigger businesses on […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Happy Sunday! Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Southern California has a host of events marking this very important Sunday. Some of the events are FREE! Take a look! Enjoy! :-) -0-0-0- April Only! Free Spay / Neuter Certificates for Cats & Kittens L.A. Animal Services Center *Visit the Nearest L.A. Animal Services Center for Certificate *Obtain Certificate online http://www.lacityvet.com/onlinevoucher For more information about the free cat spay / neuter program, take a look at the website: http://www.lacityvet.com/onlinevoucher -0- Renaissance Pleasure Faire […]

Weeks After Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Slaying, Many Questions Remain Unanswered

Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. As so often is the case, answers are elusive as an investigation into the 33-year-old rapper’s killing continues. Police have declined to divulge certain details they say could affect the outcome of the case against his alleged killer. Still, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District that Nipsey loved and made a central theme in his music and business […]

Roaming Mountain Lion Alarms Tulare Neighborhood

A mountain lion is on its way back to the wild on Sunday after it startled residents in a Tulare neighborhood the previous evening, officials said. The Tulare Police Department began getting calls just after 9 p.m. about a big cat spotted near Live Oak Middle School on Laspina Street. Word of the mountain lion sightings had quickly spread through the apps Ring and Nextdoor, Visalia Times-Delta reported. After a “long search,” officials found the big cat about 1/2 mile […]

L.A. Will Have to Stretch Funds to Meet Goal of Building 10,000 Houses for Homeless in 10 Years

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade. Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through Proposition HHH, and it’s not certain that promise will be kept. The city has committed two-thirds of the bond to secure a little more than half the […]

Sri Lanka, Citing ‘False News Reports,’ Temporarily Blocks Social Media After Attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world’s most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government’s ability to turn off the […]

Biologists Find Mercury Contamination in Hundreds of Peregrine Falcons Across U.S.

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Over the past decade, Barnes has tested for mercury in 700 individual peregrines in southern Nevada, Washington, Maryland and the Gulf Coast of Texas. “Every […]

1 Killed in Crash Involving 5 Off-Road Vehicles in San Luis Obispo County

Authorities say a woman was killed in a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the crash happened Friday as a group of off-road vehicles were following each other at speeds up to 60 mph (97 kph). The woman was a passenger in the lead vehicle, which tumbled end-over-end after flying off a dune and losing control. She later died at a hospital. The newspaper says the driver and […]

SpaceX Capsule Suffers ‘Anomaly,’ Smoke Seen for Miles

Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was undergoing a “static test fire.” Williams says no one was injured and the anomaly was contained. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully flew without a crew to the International Space […]

Trump Called on Spy Chiefs for Help as Russia Probe Began: Report

Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them. Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the […]

Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2 Million That NBA Player Paid Ex-Girlfriend

When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit against Whiteside. It’s unclear what she would have alleged. Avenatti quickly struck a $3 million deal, and the $2.75 million was Whiteside’s first […]

A 5-Year-Old Illinois Boy is Missing, and Police Don’t Think He Walked Away or Was Abducted

Police looking for a 5-year-old Illinois boy reported missing from his home say they’re putting special focus on the residence after determining it’s likely he neither was abducted nor walked away. The boy’s parents reported Andrew “AJ” Freund missing Thursday morning, telling police they last saw him around 9 p.m. the evening before, at bedtime, according to a release by the Crystal Lake Police Department. The search has included 15 police agencies, drones, and rescue canine units. Sonar teams that […]

‘Can You Bring Me Mcdonald’s?’: Michigan 5-Year-Old Calls 911 For Help With Fast Food Craving

A 5-year-old from Michigan made a memorable call to police after craving some fast food recently. According to WZZM, Iziah Hall really wanted McDonad’s, but his grandma was still sleeping. So, the boy decided to call 911 to see if they could help. Here’s how the conversation went: Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.” From there, dispatchers reached out […]

Felicity Huffman Could Get Home Confinement Over Prison Time

When actress Felicity Huffman announced she would plead guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal, she expressed unwavering remorse for her actions. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she wrote. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and […]

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO) - SaaS-AI

American LegalNet Inc. -

Posted 6 months ago
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.
www.ALNCorp.com
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