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CTO / Co-Founder (m/f)

  • Vollzeit
  • Mit Berufserfahrung
Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin Oktober 2017

CTO as Co-Founder (m/f) in PropTech Startup

We are Houzy – the Swiss PropTech startup with an ambitious vision: Building on innovative, digital services and positioned as an independent expert, we aim to make private homeowners’ lives easier. We are a team of successful founders and investors with extensive startup (and corporate) experience, and we have a wide network in the real estate community. AXA is our strategic partner for global expansion and are backed by smart investors who believe in our vision. Our small, but highly ambitious team has its laptops in Zurich. We managed to engage happy customers with our first MVP – now we want to take the next big step and are thus looking for you: the technical Co-Founder/CTO, who shares our vision.

Your responsibility

  • You are responsible for the entire IT architecture and infrastructure and it is basically up to you to choose the appropriate technology (currently PHP and React JS)
  • Collaborating closely with the CPO, you will be leading the development activities including integration, testing and deployment of new products and features
  • You are in charge of recruiting/completing and heading the development teams both in Zurich as well as in our nearshore center
  • You deal with the interfaces to our current and future partner systems and you guarantee the scalability of all IT systems
  • Together with your team you document all past and future developments and take care of all IT related challenges

Your profile

  • You have extensive experience as a software engineer/architect – and you are not just driven by technology, but bring an entrepreneurial mindset, striving to make our venture a success
  • Excellent skills and experience in the area of IT architecture and databases
  • You have successfully led a team of developers and shipped outstanding products with such a team
  • You have a very analytical and conceptual mindset and you bring a comprehensive understanding for software development and operational processes (teamwork, development, deployment, testing, code optimization, etc.)
  • You are experienced in agile software development and you have startup experience – hence you know when it’s important to strive for the perfect solution and when to go for the pragmatic option
  • Focus on the goal, a go getter attitude, an entrepreneurial mindset and very good communication skills are must-haves; and of course flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Ideally, you have already built a nearshore team in your previous career
  • Experience as full-stack developer, AI knowhow and skills and an understanding / interest in UX/UI are advantageous

What you can expect

  • Centrally located office in Zurich
  • Room to manoeuvre and a lot of individual responsibility
  • An entrepreneurial, passionate and friendly team (10 people) with bright minds and a great vision
  • Founders with an extensive network in the real estate industry and long standing corporate background
  • The agility of a startup, combined with long-standing experience as successful founders, investors and managers
  • An interesting/compelling remuneration package, including share plan

Interested? – Get in touch with Matthias Frieden.