CTO (Ed-Tech)

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CTO (Ed-Tech) for an important Ed-Tech Company in Barcelona


We are currently managing a CTO role for an important Ed-Tech Company with Headquarters in Barcelona.

The main goal of the role is to be responsible every aspect in the Technology Department, leading and consolidating the IT team, consisting of Design, Front, Back, Systems, and Emerging Tech & ensuring both the quality of the ongoing service and the incorporation of new technologies such as AI and Analytics.

Responsibilites:

  • Define the technical vision and strategy to ensure alignment with the company's mission, vision, and objectives, ensuring quality and on-time delivery.
  • Collaborate closely with Product and align with all stakeholders to develop the best technical solutions that meet the needs and solve the problems of our users.
  • Actively participate in the design and evolution of the architecture, implementing a DevOps culture, and ensuring scalability, security, and efficiency of the platform.
  • Lead and promote the development of the different profiles within the team (Backend, Frontend, Data Scientist), currently consisting of 9 people. Work with agile methodologies and implement good development practices.
  • Participate in the company's direction and strategy within the Leadership Team (FELT), as well as transmit company values to the team by being an example of our working style.

Requirements:

  • Experience in development and platform systems.
  • Experience designing and managing cloud architectures, especially AWS.
  • Technical stack: Python, MySQL, React, React Native
  • Experience with web and app development.
  • Experience leading and scaling multidisciplinary teams, including frontend, backend, and data scientist profiles.
  • Team player: closely collaborating with the product and design team to find the best solutions for our customers
  • Leadership and decision-making ability and prioritization skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to innovate: willingness to try new things while optimizing resources
  • English proficiency.

Nice to have (bonus points):

  • Previous experience in the Edtech sector.
  • Familiarity with B2B2C business models.
  • Knowledge of non-relational databases.
  • Proficiency in Elasticsearch or OpenSearch.
  • Experience integrating AI solutions by working closely with Product to prototype, build, and launch features.
  • Proficiency in web analytics and BI tools.
  • University engineering studies will be appreciated.

Challenges:

Team Growth:

  • Design and execute the team growth strategy based on needs, hiring and training new team members, ensuring they have the resources and support needed for success.
  • Build and lead a strong and cohesive technology team through a user-centric culture.

AI:

  • Stay updated on new AI trends in the industry and align them with the company and product vision.
  • Collaborate with Product to experiment with different AI solutions to enhance our processes and product, ensuring to maximize our competitive advantage in the Edtech sector.

Scaling the current product:

  • Ensure availability, efficiency, and security of the infrastructure to serve all our users (+1 million students).
  • Establish a Data strategy to make it available to stakeholders and clients.
  • Seek a good balance between scaling infrastructure and iterating the product quickly, implementing best practices to solve current problems while avoiding over-engineering.

Launching new products:

  • We have product ideas to test, and time to market is crucial; we seek someone to help us iterate quickly to bring them to fruition.
  • The current product is web-based, but we will also develop new products based on mobile applications.

Benefits:

  • Open salary
  • Work from home
  • Monthly bonus for teleworking.
  • Health insurance
  • English and Spanish lessons

 

If you believe you're the ideal candidate for the Chief Technology Officer role, do not hesitate to apply to the offer with your LinkedIn Profile or uploading your CV.

We will contact you very soon!

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