Chief Technology Officer

November 19, 2020
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


The leadership team is filled with incredibly innovative, intellectually curious, ethical, and energetic members. We are proudly funded by investors that uphold similar values.  As such, we are looking for individuals with similar attributes to join our team, ones that truly believe they can contribute to the change Company is making to the business world.

We are looking for a CTO to be a founding member of this team!  This position is responsible for setting Company’s technical vision, and for strategy, implementation, deployment, and operation of all technical services. The CTO will operate with a high degree of autonomy and must be comfortable developing and managing several initiatives with varying focuses at once.  We’re looking for a CTO with deep domain knowledge and a proven track record of taking initiative in leadership, innovation, and creativity.

Company's Tech Stack

  • Node, Javascript (es6+), React, Typescript, Redux & React Redux, React Router, Material UI Plaid, Jest, JSS, Knex, Postgres, JS build systems (parcel, snowpack, webpack, babel, npm/yarn, gulp, typescript), Redis, Moleculer, Microservices, MixPanel, Sentry, REST API design, graphql, Firebase

What You Will Do

  • Develop strategic plans and set timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment of all technical, web, and mobile services
  • Oversee technology architecture and infrastructure to ensure functionality, security, and efficiency
  • Lead the development and implementation of company strategy for Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy Protection, including risk-based control objectives and collaboration on technical architecture framework.  The CTO will work closely with our Chief Compliance Officer to create and implement critical information security policies
  • Make technology decisions on behalf of the company, including managing a technology budget and making investments to align the company with their vision for its technological needs and to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Communicate transparently and effectively with partners and investors, sharing technology strategy, and using stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Ensure technology standards and best practices are met
  • Establish appropriate service levels and the processes to ensure that KPIs are met
  • Supervise quality assurance processes, integration, and system tests
  • Mentor and manage team membersDefine company standards for systems, equipment, and software
  • Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Who You Are

  • 15 years plus experience in a software development role, information technology role, or related field; 5-7 years in management or leadership role
  • Extensive experience leading complex technology teams/organizations with responsibility for application development, security, product control, architecture, and infrastructure operations
  • Strong technical knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure required
  • Deep experience in data engineering, experience in data science
  • Track record of achieving business goals through technology strategy
  • Experience and comfort in utilizing a broad variety of technologies, and specifically with Company’s tech stack
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • Experience in managing and growing a distributed team
  • Desire to work in a startup environment and be a part of a company’s founding team 
  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit, very responsive, hands-on, and willing to work hard in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to be a “big picture” thinker, very strategic, yet have tactical abilities to get the job done
  • Experience as a CTO for a startup company that has scaled rapidly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to align multiple strategies and ideas, able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
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