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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (Managing a Department or a Business Unit)

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Vacancy description

Our client - an international startup - is seeking a Chief Technology Officer to help manage and grow their technology operations. The company is VC funded and entering the growth phase. The successful candidate will report to the Founder/CEO and will be responsible for owning all of the technology operations.

As the most important technology hire, you will play an integral role in setting the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. Your work will be highly visible and critical to their success.  As CTO you will be able to (and are expected to!) make an immediate impact. You will have the chance to define the future of the company while still be very much involved in the day-to-day tech development. You are expected to dive into the current systems, learn fast, adapt, and implement new requirements.

- Building and developing the technology team.
- Supervising web application and software development of current company systems.
- Creating overall technology standards and practices
- Leading the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships.
- Supervising software testing, and information systems security and maintenance.
- Collaborating with the executive team to assess and recommend technologies in support of company needs.

The Chief Technology Officer position requires someone with a Computer Science background, who is highly analytical, data driven and has a strong understanding of employee engagement and retention.

You must be a pragmatic team player, have a passion to be organized, and also have communication skills that bridge the technical and commercial domain. In addition, you must:
- Have proven track record of building and managing strong engineering teams (up to 30 people)
- Have experience in Python and JavaScript.
- Be proficient in Django and React.
- Have extensive experience with high load multi-language web sites with millions of users.
- Be proficient in Django and have expert understanding of database and caching systems.
- Be proficient in version control, testing and other good software development practices.

It would be great if you:
- Know and understand fundamentals of an ML algorithms
- Have social media and /or HR system experience
- In addition to English, speak an Eastern European language (Polish, Czech or Russian)

You will:
- have the chance to run technology for a service that customers already love!
- be part of the initial core team of a rising startup with fresh top tier VC backing
- have the chance to build up your team to define the future of the company
- take part in a project with a meaningful purpose

If this sounds exciting to you and you’re ready for a great challenge, let us know!


Desired skill levels


Senior specialist (5-7 years of experience)



Senior specialist (5-7 years of experience)


English language

I perfectly understand oral speech, and I can speak fluently, but sometimes I have to recall “difficult” words. I read and write well.


Russian language

I perfectly understand oral speech, and I can speak fluently, but sometimes I have to recall “difficult” words. I read and write well.


Employment permit

- Company will provide employment permit assistance

16  June  2018

450 000 RUR


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