CTO (Chief Technology Officer) – Established legal-teach company // Pixsy at Pixsy

Posted on: 07/07/2021

Location: Berlin, Germany (ON-SITE)

full time

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Tags: redux javascript mongo typescript mongodb node react aws

Pixsy is looking for a CTO to join our established legal-tech product and team in Berlin, Germany. In the last 6 years, we’ve built the most popular software service for finding and fighting image theft online with our unique matching software and expert copyright legal services. We’ve helped 100,000+ photographers, brands, agencies, and media companies uncover over 300 million uses of their photos online. Each day we monitor over 100 million images for matches on the public internet and handle legal claims in over 20 countries. As CTO, you will be taking charge of a team, product, and stack that has been growing for the last 6 years. As we continue to expand our market-leading position and eye our next goals of 1 billion images and handling legal claims worldwide, we are looking for a leader to manage this growth. You love learning, teaching, sharing, being challenged, working on cutting-edge technologies, and solving deep problems developing customer-facing solutions. You will be managing our day-to-day development/engineering operations, planning future tech/solutions, and working hands-on for your own projects and topics. If you are not willing to be hands-on and develop your own solutions (50-60% of the time), then this is not the role or company for you. **As CTO at Pixsy, you will:** * Hit the ground running on day 1 (taking responsibility right away) * Will be fully responsible for the strategy, growth, and success of your company, and in particular for the tech infrastructure and team to run it with * Be responsible for the software development life cycle and make technology-based decisions by staying on top of tech trends regarding the product tech stack of our platform (React Redux - Node.js - AWS - Mongo DB) * Define and evolve the existing architecture and processes * Manage the technology budget and time frames and make sure that the technological resources meet the company's short and long-term needs * Guide, develop and grow a talented software engineering team (6 people in Berlin) - plus act as a mentor, supervisor, and hiring manager * Drive best practices in the areas of code review, release management, continuous integration, quality assurance, and documentation * Set the tone, build the culture, be a role model * Be the tech face of the company to the outside world and build a strong presence in the market **REQUIREMENTS:** * A true founder mindset. Hands-on, driven, resilient, and don’t take no for an answer. * Proven success in a leading tech/engineering role, ideally in a startup, with a significant impact on the overall success of the business * +5 years of experience managing tech (agile) teams and projects (5-10+ people), ideally in a start-up or scale-up environment * A solid academic background, preferably with a degree in computer science, engineering, math, or physics * Proven people leadership in an agile work environment * Solid communication across department boundaries * You are skilled in React, Node.js, MongoDB & AWS and ideally with building web-based apps * Experience with AWS and 100% cloud-based environment * Experience with DevOps, security, deployment management, and performance management * Native-level English (written and spoken) * *A plus if you have:* * *Experience with JavaScript/TypeScript* * *Experience or interest in computer vision* * *Experience or willingness to learn with Salesforce* * *Experience or interest in building complex legal solutions (documents, automation, decision automation, financial processes)* **BENEFITS:** * Competitive compensation + ESOP * Work in a young, collaborative, and fast-paced environment * Hip office in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg * Development budget for training and improvement * Travel budget for representing Pixsy in the marketplace