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CTO/Director of Technology

Remote, MA

We are a high growth FinTech startup providing capital and data-driven insights to e-commerce businesses. As partners in growth, our team empowers sellers across multiple online marketplaces with the funding and the expertise to scale—UP AND TO THE RIGHT™.

Our team members are business operators, innovators, and motivators. In every department, we have growth on the mind: not only for our clients, but for our colleagues to reach their highest potential.

The Role
A unique opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated technology leader to spearhead a well-capitalized e-commerce-focused, FinTech spinout from a newly minted unicorn. Success in this position requires expertise and passion for global e-commerce, financial technology, and innovation. The CTO/Director of Technology will architect and lead the construction of our technology platform and participate in driving the strategic direction of the overall organization as a member of the executive team.

The CTO/Director of Technology is responsible for the strategy, design, architecture, and execution of technology and data science initiatives to propel our company to become the leader in global e-commerce FinTech. This role reports to the President.

Key Responsibilities Include

    • Set the technology vision and lead the company’s technological development
    • Present the company’s technology platform and vision to investors
    • Build and manage world-class innovation, technology, and data science teams
    • Create overall technology standards and practices
    • Oversee all system design and system architecture
    • Develop strategic plans and timelines for evaluation, development, and deployment
    • Develop, track, and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations
    • Identify, compare, select, and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs
    • Build processes for data protection and quality assurance
    • Develop and implement disaster and emergency recovery plans
    • Stay on top of industry trends, technologies, and software development
    • Ensure the company’s technological processes and service comply with all requirements, laws, and regulations
    • Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide
    • Represent the company at conferences and networking events

What You Bring to the Party

    • Previous work experience as a CTO or similar leadership role
    • In-depth understanding of the e-commerce & fintech sectors
    • A “big picture” thinker able to use current technological trends to build a business strategy
    • Expertise in and/or experience managing data science teams and projects
    • Experience or desire to work in fast-paced environment
    • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
    • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
    • Hands on experience with complex project management
    • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
    • Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred

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