CTO - E-Commerce (m/f/d)

We are looking for:

A new team member for one of our Munich based portfolio companies which provides a meeting place for shoppers and product experts. They aim to bridge the gap between the offline and online retail world by bringing the kind of curated, face-to-face advice from the offline world to the E-Commerce sphere.

What will keep you challenged?

  • Pioneering the growth of the inhouse tech team for the digital business model (both platform and eCommerce)
  • Providing expert mentorship for the inhouse tech team by driving engineering quality and excellence while also building up a vibrant and productive engineering culture
  • Functioning as an integral part of a company from its growth phase and taking on the opportunity to fundamentally shape its future
  • Advocating and advancing modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Adopting state of the art software engineering algorithms, infrastructure, and system design in order to build world-class applications
  • Overseeing the engineering organization, including technical strategy, architecture and best practices & technology stacks
  • Applying pragmatic solutions, find the right tradeoffs and seek to reduce complexity to help teams deliver and increase impact on the organization
  • Creating a healthy culture of collaboration and inclusion, lead by example in line with the engineering and company values where people can fulfill their potential and actively manage performance

Tech Stack

  • Node.Js
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript/Typescript
  • React and ReactNative

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • At least 6 years of experience as a software engineer in the development of production ready web applications with modern web stack (e.g. Node.Js, GraphQL, JavaScript/ Typescript, React and ReactNative) alongside previous experiences in running Platform and also eCommerce Applications
  • Experience in leading and growing world-class engineering teams by hiring, nurturing and retaining the best talent, as well as managing people remotely and working with agencies
  • Outstanding expertise in modern development lifecycle from ticket prioritization, to CI/CD processes and to production monitoring
  • An excellent track record of integrating software development methodologies where appropriate (eg. prototyping, Agile development, test-driven development, fail-fast proof points, and launch & iterate)
  • Experience with building cloud-native solutions, microservices, event streaming as well as with monitoring and gathering metrics of web applications
  • Being a promoter of a data-driven approach to engineering, focused on delivering meaningful end-user improvements and value aligned with the business objectives
  • Experience maintaining strong relationships with other core functions across the company (Product Management, AI, UX...Up to the People operations and Finance departments) to align strategic goals with engineering initiatives
  • Very strong English and communication skills, German is a plus

What to expect working with our portfolio company:

  • Make a true impact in the Marketplace & E-Commerce industry by joining a highly innovative and disruptive technology company
  • Well equipped and modern office in the heart of Munich
  • Transparent culture with flat hierarchies where every person is highly valued
  • Enjoy the opportunity to pursue steep career development during the company's exciting launch phase
  • Thrive from an inspiring, creative, and diverse environment with amazing and smart colleagues from all over the world
  • Having fun together as a company with regular team events
  • Getting challenged and developing your professional skills by taking over responsibilities, and a guaranteed steep learning curve from day one
  • Possibility for home office and flexible working hours to balance your work and private life
  • Being part of an instant network within the Project A family with access to regular events, knowledge sharing, and meetups

Do you want to be part of our portfolio company's success story?
We are looking forward to your online application.