Chief Technology Officer

New York City

Our Vision:

INTURN is the leading global platform that standardizes the way the retail industry plans, shops and transact off-price inventory. 

 

Job Summary:

The CTO is responsible for setting the technological direction and execution of the software development at INTURN. The candidate will be strategic partner to the executive team in charge of advancing the development of our web-based software platform. His/her expertise covers architecture, team-building, interdepartmental coordination, data and analytics, data-driven decision making, marketplaces, and software development. He/she is responsible for setting the culture and development cadence for the technology team, improving development velocity, increasing quality and shipping produc on predictable schedules. This position reports directly to the COO.

Technology Stack

Application stack: PHP, Golang, Node, React, Redux, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis

Data Platform: PostgreSQL:, Redshift Data Warehouse, Looker

Infrastructure: AWS (ABL, EC2, S3, Elasticsearch, Elasticache, RDS, Cloudfront, Lambda, API Gateway), Kong, Rundeck, CircleCI

Tools: JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Git

 

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, retain and develop a world class team committed to building a great product
  • Implement an effective organizational structure that balances scalability, accountability and quality with product velocity and innovation
  • Set a quarterly to 2-year timeline of how the company's technology platform can evolve and align with business goals
  • Continually optimize and adjust the team for the most effective roles
  • Maintain technology roadmaps and continually assess the build vs. buy vs. partner options
  • Work closely with the product leadership team to align technology strategy with internal and customer expectations
  • Balance adopting new technologies and methods with proven and established methods of development to innovate when there is a return on investment
  • Work with stakeholders to develop requirements, align on priorities, strategize scaling and report progress
  • Manage the data team's effort, including: predictive data (ML, deep learning), experimentation, and analytics/data warehousing (reports, dashboards, metrics, ETL/Pipeline)
  • Manage trade-offs, and prioritization based on time, cost, & quality
  • Manage the selection and interdependencies of programming languages, frameworks, operating systems, internet-cloud, web-application servers, databases, and mobile
  • Provide thought leadership on complex technology needs and provide guidance on macro trends (e.g. new methods of machine learning).
  • Assist in pre-sales meetings and client integration processes
  • Develop a plan and vision for the technology side of the business

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years managing, mentoring and building high performing software engineering teams focused on quality delivery at scale
  • Expertise with cloud computing stack; recent deep experience with and understanding of AWS is a plus
  • Ability to own and manage multiple concurrent projects, including presenting and negotiating with stakeholders on the interdependencies and possibilities of what can be delivered on schedule
  • Experience building services or applications where performance is an important consideration
  • Experience with performance tuning, reliability, redundancy, and fault-tolerant architectures
  • Understanding and experience of building highly scalable, highly available systems
  • Solid understanding and experience in the Agile methodology,, hands on management of Agile, iterative development spanning specification, prototyping, architecture, QA and support
  • Experience working industry standard testing and code quality frameworks
  • Understanding of security implications to all features (not just related to authentication)
  • Solid understanding of the project lifecycle processes including: initiation, requirements gathering, analysis and design, development tools and technologies, release and version control, contemporary testing methodologies, continuous integration/delivery, and deployment management
  • B2B or marketplace product experience is a strong plus

Expectations

  • Active participation in all levels of building the company and aplication' a player-coach who enjoys the role and leads by example
  • Exceptional team builder with an understanding of how to identify, attract, and retain the absolute best. He/she knows how to motivate a team, manage to their strengths, and produce better quality work
  • Willing & open collaborator with coworkers; actively seeks to learn from and mentor others
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as situations change. High level of comfortable with ambiguity and constant change
  • Strong bias for action
  • Highly data-driven, possesses the ability to help the team understand the “why” behind “what” they are building as well as “how” thye are going to measure and understand success
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building new products
  • Collaborative but can make quick and decisive decisions
  • Willingness to learn and stay hands on

Education

  • BA/BS is required
  • Advanced degree is a plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Personal Development Spend ($800/year)
  • Wellness stipend including mental and physical health ($150/month)
  • Sabbatical (after 4 years you get an additional month off)
  • Medical, dental and vision health care
  • Paid Parental leave (12 weeks)
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid vacation days: 18
  • Unlimited sick time (Humans First! policy)
  • Equity options
  • Company outings and summer events
  • Friday lunches… #noms
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