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Authorities Investigating After Man Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Maywood

An investigation is underway after a 24-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Maywood early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5500 block of Gifford Avenue at about 7:25 a.m. and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, authorities said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his […]

Redondo Beach 17-Year-Old Found Dead in Lake Havasu After Being Struck By Boat

A 17-year-old boy from Redondo Beach who was struck by a boat in Lake Havasu was found dead Friday following a two-day multi-agency search, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. Adam Gomez “departed from a vessel” while it was moving Wednesday and was struck by the vessel and its propellor, Arizona authorities said on Facebook. The teenager then disappeared below the water’s surface near Thompson Bay and did not resurface. Sheriff’s deputies responded and began a search for Gomez, who […]

Ex-USC Gynecologist Charged With Assaulting Patients Posts Bail, Released From Jail

A former USC gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients posted bail Friday and was released from jail. Dr. George Tyndall was freed just after 5 p.m. Friday on $160,000 bond. He was arrested in late June on 29 felony counts and faces up to 53 years in prison if convicted. The doctor is charged with assaulting 16 patients at USC from 2009 to 2016. Tyndall’s arrest was the capstone of a yearlong investigation that ballooned into the largest sex crimes […]

Dog Rescued From Arizona Shelter Starring in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake

An Arizona rescue dog will make his film debut in Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” And he certainly looks the part. Monte, a 2-year-old terrier mix, will play the titular Tramp in the film, set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in the US on November 12, CNN affiliate KTVK reported. The pup was sent from a municipal shelter in New Mexico to Phoenix’s HALO Animal Rescue in April 2018. Monte was beloved among staffers for his good behavior […]

2 Metro Expo Line Stops Reopen in Downtown Los Angeles

Two stops along the downtown stretch of Metro’s Expo Line that were closed for construction work over the summer reopened for business Saturday, officials said. The Expo Line platform at the 7th Street/Metro Center station and at the Pico station were closed in June because of a $350 million renovation of the Blue Line, which includes track upgrades to improve efficiency and reliability. The Blue Line, which shares tracks with the Expo line, runs from downtown to Long Beach and […]

‘Black Panther’ Sequel to Be Released in May 2022

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Writer and director Ryan Coogler says that “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Coogler made an appearance Saturday at the Walt Disney Co.’s D23 fan convention in Anaheim. Coogler said he wasn’t ready to reveal a title or a plot yet for the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” which became a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $1.3 billion […]

Unity Among World Leaders Tested in G-7 Summit in France

The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. The official, who spoke anonymously in accordance with the French presidency’s customary practices, said Macron told Trump the tax is not an anti-American policy. During a 2-hour working lunch with Trump, Macron stressed the need for every country to […]

High School Athletes Fight Off Woman Who Assaulted Them, Tried to Push 1 Over Bridge in Ladera Ranch Area: Sheriff

A woman was arrested after she assaulted two high school boys and tried to push one over a bridge in the Ladera Ranch area Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The boys, part of Capistrano Valley High School’s cross-country team, were running on Crown Valley Parkway between O’Neill Drive and Jardines at about 4 p.m. when the woman assaulted them, authorities said. Deputies responded to the area after multiple callers reported someone trying to jump off the Crown Valley […]

CA Officials: Residents Can’t Keep Invasive Giant Rodent as Pet

California wildlife officials say residents cannot keep an invasive beagle-sized rodent as a pet. The Sacramento Bee reports that the California Fish and Game Commission are taking preventive action to avoid the South American nutria from spreading. The commission says they will discuss adding nutria to a legal list of prohibited pets in December. Officials say California could see about 250,000 rodents in five years. Scientists say they captured hundreds in multiple counties already as part of a $2 million plan to […]

Bodycam Video Released in Chino Police Shooting of Man Suspected of Growing, Distributing Marijuana

Body camera video released by Chino police on Friday shows an officer shooting a man apparently hiding behind a door during a search of a residence in July. The incident, which happened at a home in the 6800 block of Rockrose Street in Chino around 4 p.m. on July 3, left 49-year-old Li Xi Wang of Fontana dead, according to the Police Department. Officers were serving a search warrant involving a complaint about possible drug cultivation and trafficking at the […]

Trump Claims He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Order U.S. Companies Out of China Under 1977 Law

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage and White House aides scrambling for a response. Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately […]

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Brazil Says 44,000 Troops Beginning Operations After Blazes Trigger Outcry

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be available for “unprecedented” operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to six Brazilian states that asked for federal help to contain the blazes, Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said. The states are Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins, Para, Acre and Mato Grosso. The […]

Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building

A Chase bank continued to smolder early Saturday after a driver lost control, slammed into the building and caused a big fire the previous night. A Torrance police officer called the city Fire Department after witnessing the crash near Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street, fire official Alec Miller said. The officer pulled one occupant out of the vehicle, and crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes, according to the Torrance Fire Department. A total of two people who […]

Prince Andrew, Who Visited Epstein After His Release in 2010, Denies Knowledge of Sex Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in the written statement, […]

Woman Scammed Out of $200K in International Romance Scheme Run by 2 Nigerian Men in L.A. Area

In March 2016, a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria reached out to a Japanese woman on an international site for digital pen pals. Within weeks, their relationship grew into an internet romance with the man sending daily emails in English that she translated via Google. The man who called himself Terry Garcia asked for money — lots of it — from the woman identified as FK in federal court documents. Over 10 months, she sent him […]

Prison Riot in San Diego Leaves 6 Inmates Injured, 2 Seriously

The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility. Shoots tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that roughly 100 prisoners were in the yard at the time. He says two […]

1 Dead After Being Hit by ‘Several Vehicles’ on NB 110 in Downtown L.A.: LAFD

One person has died after “reportedly being struck by ‘several vehicles'” on the northbound 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, officials said. The incident happened near Temple Street and will affect northbound motorists on the freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced at 6:15 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department. Authorities provided no further details, including the circumstances that led to the death. SIGALERT UPDATE IN LOS ANGELES: NB I-110 […]

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment, Retaliation in the LADWP

A former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee filed a civil complaint this week alleging he suffered harassment and retaliation that ranged from slurs and graffiti to leaving a dead rat in his work truck while he worked as an electric distribution mechanic for the utility over the past three years. Thomas Gonzales says he was forced to resign from his job at the LADWP’s Palms yard in June due to “severe, pervasive, and relentless harassment he experienced […]

Video Appears to Show Sleeping Driver at Wheel of Tesla in Santa Clarita

A couple driving along the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita last week could hardly believe their eyes when they glanced over into another car driving alongside them. A driver at the wheel of a Tesla appeared to be sound asleep. Video of the Aug. 17 incident has been circulated on social media, where it quickly went viral. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 23, 2019.  

Man Accused of Arson, Hate Crime Following Fire at Santa Maria Church

Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man Friday on suspicion of setting fire to a shed at a Santa Maria church in what is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said. Gage Rowdy Tuttle was booked on suspicion of arson, vandalism and hate crimes, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement. No hometown was listed for the suspect. Reports of a structure fire brought deputies and firefighters to the Winepress Church, 896 Cambria Ave. They found a […]

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, mock-ups 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 opportunities 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 product 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 technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business. Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.

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

  • Direct development 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 resource/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 company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Develop, 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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