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Chief Technology Officer

Founders Factory


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Founders Factory as they are looking for a Chief Technology Officer


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No salary declared 😔

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South Africa

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Expires at anytime

A logistics technology business is looking for a Chief Technology Officer to join their executive leadership team. 

In addition to shaping the company’s technology vision, the CTO will be the bridge between business & technology. You will provide leadership direction on technology & product strategy to accomplish the company’s short, medium & long-term goals. You will take a leading role in scaling the platform, heading up all aspects of product design, technical architecture & technical development.


Enhancing the technology strategy based on the overall business strategy Crafting & executing a well-designed customer centric solution architecture Product management & implementing the product roadmap Occasionally diving deep into software development – strong back & front-end proficiency, as coding might be required mainly at the beginning Setting up & managing the technology infrastructure & DevOps Building, managing, mentoring & leading a high-performance tech team Developing standards & procedures to ensure quality practises across the platform & for incoming teams Conducting code reviews & ensure quality code output Building quality assurance & managing feedback loops Manage & collaborate with various internal & external stakeholders such as our customers, strategic product partnerships and sometimes our investors. Representing the business as an Exco member at various touchpoints Join the Business team in customer interaction sessions to get a keener understanding of customer’s issues and requirements and drive technology development to solve for those issues


At least 8 years of experience working with well-engineered software products with modern technologies Thorough domain expertise in various technologies Understanding of overall business fundamentals Strong customer orientation Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains Experience building scalable SaaS based products across any of the top cloud platforms e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP etc Good working knowledge of API design (e.g., REST, OpenAPI, GraphQL) Understanding microservices architecture design paradigm Knowledge & proficiency in the following development languages: NodeJS or Python. Knowledge of a range of current cross-platform product development framework, such as React JS, React Native Good understanding of automated deployment experience using CI/CD principles & build pipelines Ability to create & implement a data strategy to enable analytics that enhance the business’s objectives Strong understanding of integration & service orchestration strategies Experience working in a start-up Experience working in an agile environment & is able to constantly test, learn & iterate based on user feedback & prioritize features Managing costs & budgets across the technology value streams Experience leading a team with the ability to provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support, while promoting a collaborative and innovative work environment

Working on a Founders Factory venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful tech start-up. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage start-up coupled with a large organisation's financial stability and resource access. 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing start-up with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa's start-up ecosystem.


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