22 Jul, 2018
Tech Lead / CTO - early stage renewable energy startup It's a blank canvas role to come in as the most Senior Tech person in this well-funded early stage startup (currently 11 people) and design the architecture, choose all the tech/tooling and build a team from scratch! About the company The company on a mission to provide clean renewable energy to their customers. They have a comparison platform allowing their customers to buy clean energy directly from generators in a cost-effect way. This is an exciting role where you can join and help a company to make a positive impact in the world by transitioning people to 100% clean renewable energy to create a better world for everyone. They have already closed and secured several rounds of funding, so now it's about building! The company culture is also great and there is flexible hours, working from home and much more! The opportunity: Coming in as the most Senior person in Tech and architecting and implementing the technical strategy for the company and recruiting and leading a best in class technology team. It's a startup, so you will need to be hands on with code in the beginning and full of drive. This is a hugely exciting role where it's a blank canvas for you to come in and design the architecture, choose all the tech/tools and build a tech team from scratch. The role: Being hands on with code on a day-to-day basis (in the beginning especially) to drive forward the development of the product and doing what needs to be done (wearing whatever hat is required when part of an early-stage 11 person startup!!) Defining and implementing the company's technical strategy to ensure alignment with business goals Architecting the technical roadmap and deciding & implementing all the tools & technologies that will best suit the job at hand Establishing software development processes and best practices Recruiting the technology team and being responsible for managing and leading them Highlighting areas for development and improvement & driving their prioritisation Working side by side with the CEO and representing the technology strategy to potential partners and investors to communicate the technical vision Skills and behaviours required: A HUGE amount of enthusiasm / energy and passion for working in a small early stage startup and wanting to drive it forward and make it a success. You will have stake in the business and the client are therefore looking for someone with a huge amount of drive to take it to success (the client have already rejected plenty of candidates based on them demonstrating little excitement / passion) Strong experience being hands-on with code in recent roles (this role is not suitable for a Manager/Leader who has become hands-off with code in their career. The client have already interviewed these profiles and found them unsuitable) Experience leading Engineers and technical vision / strategy Proven experience in architectural design of multiple complex company-wide systems and products Strong coding skills (in any programming language) - this role will be hands on with code. Strong commercial experience at web based startups Demonstrable track record in implementing roadmaps, best practices, software development methodologies and tooling Up to date knowledge of latest trends and technologies to be able to advise on best approach & technologies in building out the product (the client are excited about the potential for Blockchain if there's a relevant/legitimate use-case. Anyone who has an experimental mind-set with tech and excited about latest trends and innovations - where there's a genuine use case - is highly welcome!) Strong communication and collaboration skills to work closely with the business teams and to represent the technical strategy both internally and externally Benefits: Competitive salary 25 days paid holiday Pension scheme Flexible working hours Working from home Personal development allowance Involvement in our community projects 10 weeks paid family leave to care and support children, parents or ill relatives Access to over 100 benefits including childcare vouchers, cinema tickets, free mobile phone insurance, supermarket discounts, reduced gym membership and private health care Location: Central London - Near Holborn We will be in touch within 1 working day (usually sooner - after a few hours) if your application looks relevant. If you have not heard from us within two working days then please assume you have been unsuccessful. With regret, we cannot get back to each unsuccessful applicant with individual feedback due to the number of applications we receive across our entire business.