CTO - E-Commerce (m/f/d)

Job description

Job description

We are looking for:

A new team member for one of our Munich based portfolio companies which provides a meeting place for shoppers and product experts. They aim to bridge the gap between the offline and online retail world by bringing the kind of curated, face-to-face advice from the offline world to the E-Commerce sphere.

What will keep you challenged?

  • Pioneering the growth of the inhouse tech team for the digital business model (both platform and eCommerce)
  • Providing expert mentorship for the inhouse tech team by driving engineering quality and excellence while also building up a vibrant and productive engineering culture
  • Functioning as an integral part of a company from its growth phase and taking on the opportunity to fundamentally shape its future
  • Oversight of external and internal hiring as well as developing our portfolio company's engineering talent into new opportunities and roles
  • Advocating and advancing modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Adoption of state of the art software engineering algorithms, infrastructure, and system design in order to build world-class applications
  • Ownership of the engineering organization, including technical strategy, architecture and best practices & technology stacks
  • Applying pragmatic solutions, find the right tradeoffs and seek to reduce complexity to help teams deliver and increase impact on the organization

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • At least 6 years of experience as a software engineer in the development of production ready web applications with modern web stack (e.g. Node.Js, GraphQL, JavaScript/ Typescript, React and ReactNative) alongside previous experiences in running Platform and also eCommerce Applications
  • Experience in leading and growing teams, as well as managing people remotely and working with agencies
  • Outstanding expertise in modern development lifecycle from ticket prioritization, to CI/CD processes and to production monitoring
  • Experience in building a world-class engineering team by hiring, nurturing, and retaining the best talent
  • An excellent track record of integrating software development methodologies where appropriate (eg. prototyping, Agile development, test-driven development, fail-fast proof points, and launch & iterate)
  • Ideally, you have experience with building cloud-native solutions, microservices, event streaming as well as with monitoring and gathering metrics of web applications
  • Preferably, you will bring experience in planning and budgeting alongside your technical skill base
  • Your work is consistently data driven
  • Very strong English skills and communication skills, German is a plus

What to expect working with our portfolio company:

  • Make a true impact in the Marketplace & E-Commerce industry by joining a highly innovative and disruptive technology company
  • Well equipped and modern office in the heart of Munich
  • Transparent culture with flat hierarchies where every person is highly valued
  • Enjoy the opportunity to pursue steep career development during the company's exciting launch phase
  • Thrive from an inspiring, creative, and diverse environment with amazing and smart colleagues from all over the world
  • Having fun together as a company with regular team events
  • Getting challenged and developing your professional skills by taking over responsibilities, and a guaranteed steep learning curve from day one
  • Possibility for home office and flexible working hours to balance your work and private life
  • Being part of an instant network within the Project A family with access to regular events, knowledge sharing, and meetups

Do you want to be part of our portfolio company's success story?
We are looking forward to your online application.

Project A is an operational venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies from a variety of industries such as digital health, robotics, and mobility amongst others. Our portfolio includes over 60 companies with different business models including B2C, B2B, SaaS, e-commerce and more. Within our company of over 100 professionals, over 15 teams offer their direct support to our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, business intelligence and many other fields. In 2020 Project A was named Germany's best VC by Business Insider magazine.

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