CTO - Cutting edge products

Cathcart Associates Ltd
Midlothian, Scotland, Edinburgh
£100000 - £130000 per annum + Benefits
07 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
I am currently working with a Software company in Edinburgh City Centre who are looking for a CTO to run their Edinburgh office and continue to grow their product offerings.

The company:

They have been in the business of developing applications for luxury brands for the past few years and are working alongside some of the most well-know companies in the world. With a development team of over 30 in Edinburgh, you will report directly into the founders and will be responsible for making sure the product delivery is on point. The company have received a lot of funding and you will be required to ensure not only that the sales and revenue is what it should be, but the R&D is still going ahead.

They are set up in a very agile fashion and also investing heavily in new technologies, with a very modern tech stack and some fascinating use of Machine Learning to better their products and services for their clients. This will be a focus moving forward and they always want to ensure they are at the forefront of the technology world.

The role:

This is not a traditional CTO position - it's very client facing and there is a large focus on delivery, sales and generating revenue. There are already senior members of the team in Edinburgh who can largely ensure the smooth running of the development teams and delivery of the products, but it is pivotal that you continue to build relationships, so exceptional stakeholder management skills are fundamental to this role. This opportunity is hugely rewarding, you will be meeting with existing and prospective clients across Europe where you will show off some of the disruptive, cutting edge solutions and discussing how they can add value.

The great thing about this position (alongside the modern products, great tech stack and working alongside some the biggest brands in the world) is the autonomy you will get. You will essentially run the Edinburgh office and have a team of some of the most skilled Developers in Scotland behind you, so your focus will be on delivering the business plan and appropriate strategies - so you will have a big say in the direction the company moves in.


You'll have an exceptionally strong delivery focus within a client driven environment -so any type of Software Company, Consultancy or Agency is ideal coupled with proven leadership skills, managing software teams who deliver large scale complex software solutions. You will manage stakeholders at all levels internally and externally, so gravitas, empathy and exceptional communication ability is key. Whilst it is expected that you understand the Software Delivery Process and SDLC, you will require a strong business acumen and ability to deliver product roadmaps based on key business plans - As such this role would really suit a Senior Figure (CEO, COO, Head of Delivery, Head of R&D) from within a Software company.

If what you have read sounds interesting, then please apply or call Hamish Niven for an informal chat.
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