CTO/Lead Developer, Up to £100,000 Base + EQUITY in the business
London Based (Soho Area)
A once in lifetime Opportunity !!!!
About The Company:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were one of the first employees that joined Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram?, This role is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an extremely exciting business that will be a mobile/web media company with heavy association around celebrities and their fans.
The company was formed in 2017 by two entrepreneurs that have a proven and successful business track record. The positive is that the business has already received its first seed funding and go live date is set for Q2 2018. The business has already received extremely heavy interest from celebrities, agents, large media companies and from day one of go live the business will be in profit so its a great time to join as their CTO/Lead Developer.
The Lead Developer / Chief Technology Officer’s role is to assure the successful execution
of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s
web & mobile presence. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings as a
web-based business, leading implementation of web applications, and planning for risk and
Whilst this position is a CTO role, you will have to be very operational and roll your sleeves up as you would be employee No 5 in the business, through time you will build a team around you so it will involve man management.
In partnership with the company’s founders, identify opportunities and risks for
delivering the company’s services as a web and app-based business, including identification
of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace
obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success.
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.
Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing
development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and
deployment of all web-based services.
Participate as a member of the senior management team in establishing governance
processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed
appropriately and the organization’s resources are used responsibly, particularly in the areas
of software development, office networks and computers, and telecommunications.
Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff,
partners, customers, and stakeholders.
As a member of the senior management team, participate in the selection and
registration of the company’s web site domain names, including any related-but-unused
domains that could compromise the integrity of the business (through competition,
Share knowledge, mentor, and educate the organization’s investors, management,
staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders with regard to the company’s technological
vision, opportunities, and challenges.
Ensure company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective
Demonstrated ability to envision web and app-based services that meet consumer
needs or solve business problems.
10+ years industry experience preferably in a start up tech company that youve helped to grow
5 years experience managing app and web application development.
Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application
Familiar with more than one software development methodology.
Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications.
Has contributed to one or more open source projects.
Understanding and / or deep interest in the fields of Augmented Reality and Digital
Video and how to implement them
Knowledge of web standards.
Experience with Linux system administration and web server configuration.
Knowledge of EC2 and deployment on AWS
Knowledge of Internet protocols and RFC standards, database management
systems, and Git version control system.
Familiarity with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine
Whats in your DNA?
Proven leadership ability.
Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail
A love for the entertainment industry is a major plus!!