CTO - Board Level

Recruiter
upUgo Limited
Location
Bristol
Salary
Up to £100,000 per annum Up to £100k with shares and equity
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
03 Jun 2019
Ref
1143627877
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Company Equity for Directors

We have allocated a pool of equity for the CTO with the company currently valued at £10,000,000

Company background

We are a Bristol-based SEO and digital marketing agency/software startup. The software side of the business is growing rapidly hence a requirement for talented software developers.

The agency is currently being sold to a large multinational company.

We have a large international rollout plan with a major .com provider based in the US anticipating over 2 million account creations by the end of 2019

Product/app background

The web-app serves as an SEO auditing and management platform- users can sign up and audit their website(s) for SEO issues- problems with their website that are causing it to rank poorly on Google. Once the audit has ran and issues are discovered, the user can view them in a dashboard, and "order" them- purchasing the solution to the issue from the agency side of the business. This integrated audit-purchase-fulfil in one platform is a unique feature in the SEO software world, as is the speed and detail of our bespoke auditing system. The web-app runs as a modern micro-service/component, API-driven and hosted serverless (AWS). The majority of the code is written in JavaScript or derivative languages/frameworks, running mostly on Node.JS.

What you'll be doing

We are looking for a talented and motivated CTO to join our team and continue work on the app, both maintaining what we currently have, and adding new features, striving to give our users a richer and more seamless experience. We have several large-scale "wishlist" features that we want to work on in 2019 & 2020, as well as the challenge of a scheduled bulk onboarding of a large number of live users. We are about to start hitting some serious traffic and need to be ready for it!

Day-to-day, our new CTO will need to manage our devs work and work with the board of directors on company vision and direction from a to-do list of feature requests and bug/error reports, submitting code via github, and testing the platform. The workload spans across the system, and changes often; devs can take on what they feel most comfortable with (whether it be front-end, back-end, UI/UX design, DevOps, deployment, testing, or all at once!) - we all help each other, and are all learning a lot as we go along too.

Requirements/tech stack

Core
  • JavaScript
  • Node.JS
  • Git/github


Front End
  • React
  • Redux
  • StyledComponents
  • Jest (testing)


Backend
  • Node.js, Express.js
  • Claudia.js
  • MongoDB/Mongoose
  • AWS Lambda


API services
  • Stripe
  • Majestic
  • Google


DevOps, System/Platform Architecture
  • Circle.ci
  • Elasticbeanstalk
  • MongoDB Atlas (database hosting)
  • Basecamp (project management/client interface)
  • Linux
  • AWS:
  • API Gateway
  • S3
  • Lambda
  • Cloudfront
  • Cognito (auth)
  • SQS


Other
  • Knowledge of technical SEO and web development
  • Google search console & analytics