Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (m/f/d)

  • Product & Engineering
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (m/f/d)

Your tasks

Searchmetrics is the leader in the growing natural search, content and data space. We are at scale-up stage and having to figure out how to deal with scale operations across multiple territories whilst still retaining our passionate love for innovation.

The successful candidate will join the top management team alongside the CEO, COO, CFO, CMO and CRO and will be involved in all key decisions to drive the business forward.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a sizeable SaaS business operating across multiple territories, be comfortable managing a large and diverse development team and be able to do all of this within budget and to the high standards of quality which we need.


Your mission in detail:

  • You will be working in close collaboration with the VP Engineering and the entire Tech Leadership Team in Berlin and Varazdin
  • As member of the global management team you will be working closely with the CEO/COO/CRO/CFO/CMO on development timelines, budget and costings
  • You need to be familiar with all current methods to deliver effective and efficient software whilst also managing costs and taking charge of the Technology Budget
  • You will need to be a self-starter who thrives in an environment where you can make a big difference but need to get your hands dirty from time to time
  • You will design and structure teams to ensure efficient delivery throughout the development cycle
  • You will be responsible for the high availability of our SaaS platform and for managing our cloud infrastructure requirements
  • You will be further developing the technology platform, translate business goals into tech strategy to drive the development goals as well as the roadmap. To do so, you will be defining the processes needed to execute against them
  • You will be acting as the interface between tech, business and product to create and maintain a solid culture of managing projects with reliable estimates and strong alignment with the global management team
  • You will be responsible for recruitment and scaling of the technical function in line with our growth strategy 

Our requirements

What you bring into the game:

  • You have experience in a similar role within an international SaaS business
  • You have successfully managed scale, innovation and team development
  • You are ready for a challenge in a very growth-oriented scale-up company
  • You have built or worked on highly availability systems supporting large user numbers
  • You have programming, infrastructure planning and team management experience
  • You have experience with database design and operation with a proven knowledge of cloud technologies (AWS) as well as with MicroServices architecture
  • You are an inspirational people leader
  • You are a communicator with great interpersonal skills, who can understand and manage a team easily and effectively
  • Business fluent English is mandatory, German in addition is a plus
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