CTO (m/f/x)

  • for clients
  • Antwerp, Belgium

CTO (m/f/x)

Job description

We are currently looking for a CTO that can guide our company from a technology perspective for the next years. As a CTO you offer strategic technology advise, help with sales leads and stimulate innovation.



Requirements

Madewithlove is helping clients with their hiring

At madewithlove, we love challenges. We don’t content ourselves with the products our clients want; we develop the products we know they need. We also shape our client's teams into happy, productive and safe environments. This is also why we help our clients with hiring the right people and that we are currently looking for this CTO profile.


Where will I be working?


We repeat: this job posting is not with madewithlove, but instead with one of our clients whom we consciously chose to work with. If you pass the cv screening, you will get some time after the phone screen interview to explore the client's website.

Our client is a project-based tech-company located in Antwerp that helps its client with their digital transformation. 

 

 

Soft skills

  • You protect our company values in and outside the company walls and you politely speak out when they are not followed. You embrace diversity, inclusivity and (e)quality.
  • You know where information can be found and actively search for it. You can think for yourself and challenge the information you find. You don’t hesitate to ask questions because others know things you don’t. You document everything and in such a way that everybody can understand what is happening and why.
  • Although you can work independently and efficiently, you like to work in a team environment and collaborate. You make sure that everybody in your team feels safe to give their opinion and you value every team member’s input. Once a group decision is made, you act as a team member by following the architecture, the processes and coding standards as agreed upon.
  • You do what you promise and you take ownership of tasks. You always try to go for the best quality possible with respect of timing and budget. You understand the why of decisions and you suggest improvements when you see an opportunity.
  • You always aim for quality so you actively and consistently strive to expand your knowledge, both technical and non-technical. You like sharing your knowledge with colleagues and the world through different channels (blogging, presentations, group discussions, …). You are able to give others honest, constructive and actionable feedback. Credit is assigned accurately and generously.
  • You can communicate clearly, taking into account who your audience is. You are always honest, sometimes brutally so, but you are aware of the situation and always stay polite. You know which is the right channel for each message or question.

Hard skills

  • You have a thorough knowledge of modern software engineering technology
  • You have lead a team of 20+ engineers
  • Ideally, you have been developing code and know your way around in a couple of different codebases
  • You can define a technical short- and long-term vision for the company
  • You can organise the on-boarding of new team members
  • You help setting goals and objectives to ensure individual and company growth
  • You can review the technical architecture of our platform and make the right choices on technologies we should (not) use.
  • You follow up on DevOps and work on standardisation, policies and good practices while keeping the company culture in mind
  • You implement and maintain development processes
  • You make sure every process and decision gets documented by the team
  • Je spreekt vlekkeloos Nederlands

Bonus points

  • You have experience with QA and product management
  • You have relevant experience in SaaS environments
  • You have something valuable to add when discussing UI and/or UX matters.
  • You have experience with programming, infrastructure or DevOps
  • Conference stages feel like home to you.
  • You have given talks, worked on open-source, or organized events/meetups.

Nothing personal, but...

  • For this job, you will be required to go to the office in Antwerp quite regularly and speak Dutch.

 

The strengths of a good mix

We specifically encourage underrepresented groups to apply for us. We believe in the strengths of well-balanced, and mixed teams and hope our applications will attract a broader audience, no matter the gender, religion, race, age, disability, linguistic differences, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Read more about our efforts towards a more inclusive and diverse environment.

 

Hope to speak soon!