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Chief Technology Officer (m/f)

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  • Direktor/in (Bereichsleiter, VP, SVP etc.)

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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin September 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 16 own Flagshipstores and more than 20 partnerstores -  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 behind the VIU technology platform of the future
  • 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 and 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 are fluent in German & English


  • PHP, MySQL, Javascript
  • Object-oriented programming, MVC, Scrum, GIT, SVN
  • APIs (Restful, JSON)
  • LAMP-Stack
  • AWS Hosting, OpenStack


  • You are the architect of future VIU Technology platform
  • 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 define code quality and system architecture = this will be core to your responsibilities
  • You ensure IT enables the VIU omni-channel business model and all processes (operations, sales, marketing, etc.)


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

We look forward to receiving your application by email to!

Start date: asap if possible / negotiable