CTO - Early Stage Tech Company

City of London, London, EC1
£80,000 per annum
17 Nov 2018
24 Dec 2018
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

We're recruiting for a CTO role, to join an early stage company that is readying themselves for growth. The company have been trading for several years and now need to hire an experienced CTO to control and direct the technical strategy that will support their growth plans. You will work directly with the CEO and Founder to deliver and execute a tech strategy, that you know through your own experience will enable delivery at a large scale. The company has developed a unique data tool that has enormous potential to impact a large part of the UK housing market.

To be successful in this role, you will have previously held a CTO role, or equivalent, at a high growth company and have managed the technology team in a business that has experienced. You will have learnt the lesson of what to do (and not to do) as a company goes through a growth stage, and you'll bring that best practice to life in an exciting and forward-thinking tech company.

Day to day duties:

  • Responsible for creating the tech strategy and implementation
  • Be responsible for the delivery of all software, including velocity and quality, and own the product roadmap
  • Strike the right balance between the demands to deliver a strong, robust and scalable set of tech versus the need to meet aggressive business KPIs
  • Unremittingly demonstrate authentic leadership qualities, not just in relation to technology matters but also generally as a member of the management team driving the business as a whole
  • Be a measured, thoughtful, collaborative and fact-driven professional
  • Own the development methodology and ensure that milestones and timelines are met
  • Work alongside the Head of Data and Innovation (co-founder) in directing the strategic technical vision for the company
  • Put structures in place to manage and measure performance, velocity and efficiency and to estimate work completion times to plan product rollout and go-to-market strategies around
  • Have a dedication to the automation of as many processes as possible to aid scalability of the company
  • Manage, coach, engage, mentor and motivate the current team
  • Own recruitment and retention in relation to the product, design and engineering division
  • Build a hiring plan to support the scaling of the business and new product development and roll out
  • Act as Data Protection Officer and be responsible for the security and privacy of our customers
  • Communicate the progress of platform development and engineering to the other chief stakeholders and investors in the business

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive work experience in software engineering roles, with a number of years in a CTO role
  • Working with large data sets and AI/Machine Learning experience
  • Knowledge of other technologies including but not limited to PHP, Node JS, HTML, XML, JavaScript, MySQL, Python, Objective-C, Swift, Java, AWS is a plus
  • An exceptionally strong leadership profile with executive presence and passion for the mission
  • A proven track record of leadership and division scaling in areas of technology and product in a successful tech company, ideally from early-stage company to growth stage in a previous business
  • Experience in data product architecture
  • A hunger to be a key part of building and leading a fantastic company
  • An ability to align multiple strategies and ideas
  • An ability to connect with and understand staff and other stakeholders in the business
  • A willingness to get stuck in as well as lead the division with a relatively early stage company
  • An ability to understand and know when compromises have to be made in the overall interest of the business strategy

If you're hungry for a new challenging CTO role and can bring the specific experience of working for a high growth company, please don't hesitate to apply. The salary is commensurate with experience and equity options available for the right person.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs