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Chief Technology Officer (m/f)

  • Vollzeit
  • Direktor/in (Bereichsleiter, VP, SVP etc.)
Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin Juli 2016

VIU is an innovative eyewear label from Switzerland. We have set out to revolutionize the market for designer eyewear (corrective & sunglasses) with our direct-to-consumer business model. We believe it is possible to combine high quality eyewear with fair prices. VIU glasses are designed in Zurich and handmade in a small manufactory in the Italian Dolomites. Because we cut out middle men and sell directly to the end-consumer, we can offer glasses including premium corrective lenses at a stunning EUR 165. Building on our innovative omni-channel distribution model, we combine the cost advantage and reach of an online distribution with the shopping experience of own flagship- and partnerstores, offering our customers new ways to get in touch with our brand. VIU is active in DACH region with headquarters in Zurich and Munich.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to complement our management team as Chief Technology Officer who will be the architect behind the future VIU technology platform, shares our passion for innovative business models and our vision of being at the forefront of retail & ecommerce technology.


  • You are truly excited about Technology & IT and you could see yourself as being the architect of the VIU IT environment
  • You are able to lead projects and find the best solutions by considering business needs & IT realities
  • You are experienced in the setup and management of larger IT teams – you know what tools and techniques help to drive results (ideally experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar)
  • You have contributed to the buildup of complex web applications and cloud-hosted ecommerce solutions
  • Your academic background in a technical major is outstanding and you have multi-year experience working as a developer or tech-focused consultant
  • You have extensive technology knowledge and are able to talk code details with your development team
  • You are fluent in English & preferably German


  • Your main objective is to implement our vision and to disrupt the eyewear market with a comprehensive technological approach
  • You are in charge of all IT topics and the setup and management of your IT team (incl. sizeable budget)
  • You evaluate, integrate and manage all external and internal technology resources
  • You manage projects and the adherence to timelines
  • You ensure IT enables the VIU omni-channel business model and all processes (operations, sales, marketing, etc.)

Start date: asap if possible / negotiable


  • Attractive compensation with a fair equity package
  • Open, very dynamic and entrepreneurial organizational culture with little bureaucracy
  • Development opportunities and the chance to be part of an international growth story