Role details

Chief Technology Officer

Berlin   •  Permanent

About Our Client

As one of the world's fastest growing and most innovative FinTech platforms, our client is looking to further expand its business on a national as well as international scale. Well financed and staffed with an experienced management board, the company aims to boost its success within its key markets, while also fostering further internationalisation. To ensure an outstanding user experience and flawless scaling of its products, the company is now looking for a detail-oriented Chief Technology Officer (m/f) with a broad experience in the new financial economy and a highly quality-oriented approach. The successful candidate will be based in Berlin and lead a growing IT department of currently 40 engineers.

Job Description

  • We are looking for an entrepreneurial-thinking and quality-oriented Chief Technology Officer), who will be responsible for managing the company's complex IT department and ensuring a further growth in headcount
  • You will be in charge of tech-strategy, training of employees, setting priorities, managing resources and assuring on-time delivery with outstanding quality
  • As the CTO  you will motivate your team members to perform, provide them with feedback and coaching, recognise and develop their strengths and establish a clear vision that they can follow
  • You and your team will lead the daily operations and development of the platform. Therefore it is crucial to ensure a flawless 24/7 availability of the sensitive systems, investigate incidents, solve problems and oversee several projects, time lines and releases at the same time
  • In difficult or urgent situations you will support your team hands-on by providing guidance, knowledge and inspiration
  • You will enjoy high visibility in this role, as you will be significantly responsible for the company's success, act as a sparring partner to the general management and communicate with different internal as well as external stakeholders and investors

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related engineering fields
  • Proven track record in leading complex, innovative and international digital projects and teams within the new financial economy using agile methodologies
  • Experience with large scale and highly sensitive IT landscapes
  • Strong technical background within various fields of Information Technology, ideally in web development
  • Passion for creating lean and target oriented IT systems
  • Very good problem solving skills, detail oriented mentality and a 'can do' attitude
  • Enthusiasm and ability to mentor less experienced team members by passing on your expertise
  • Exceptional leadership skills and entrepreneurial personality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Full proficiency of the English language; German would be beneficial

What's on Offer

Attractive package.

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