HI SOON-TO-BE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER OF BEERWULF
We’re a pretty young company (5 years young), and we've recently evolved from start-up to scale-up phase. We are active in 10 European countries, and offer a dynamic and innovative work environment where you can truly make an impact. Our team is a selected blend of around 75 beer and eCommerce specialists. Among them, we have a team of developers and product owners who build the technology platform for our business.
We're looking for a Chief Technology Officer who not only has the technical skills to do the job, but is also highly effective in driving collaboration across the teams and building a team! The ideal candidate is not put off by the challenge to dive into the details of our technology landscape to get an in-depth understanding of the current structure and set it up for the future. In order to thrive, the Chief Technology Officer should be change-oriented and not shy away from taking the difficult path. Furthermore, it's key to be a believer, advocate and experienced expert in Agile methodologies. In sum, we're looking for someone ready to take Beerwulf to the next level.
IN THIS ROLE
As the Chief Technology Officer, you are part of the management team and will report directly to the CEO. You will be working closely with three Product Owners and four Engineering Managers, each leading their own team. You will be responsible for the development and creation of the long-term technology vision & strategy, and co-development of the product to optimise our web shop in line with our ambition to achieve business objectives.
You will have balanced focus on ensuring the stability, reliability and security of current business, along with developing and implementing future proof solutions and innovations in line with the latest developments in the field.
Key aspects & Challenges
Owning, defining and implementing an technology strategy that underpins Beerwulf's overall business strategy, and all the business innovation that's in the pipeline.
Develop and implement the technology vision that sets us up for the future, and a planning process to match. and consecutively regularly evaluate technology, information systems, and staffing; research new solutions and technologies.
Balance fixing technical debt and progressing on the company road map.
Building a real team out of the fast growing group of new talents joining the Pack in September.
Driving collaboration is an absolute key element of the job, you maximise output through collaboration.
Taking an ROI approach, and establishing a simple standardised process for the team to clarify prioritisation.
Being natural and authentic leader and role model for your team, to develop and promote a culture of ownership and leadership development.
THE THINGS YOU BRING TO BEERWULF AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
10+ years of technology experience and 5+ years in leading engineers and product owners as an MT member. You have a background in eComm or SaaS, and experience with cloud-based software products, but also a great business-sense and affinity with the product. Experience with marketplaces is a plus.
You're a bridge builder.You have a proven ability to break down silo's and bring people from all levels of the organisation together and publicly celebrate all successes across teams.
You're flexible and pragmatic, you have demonstrated that you're able to make the right trade-off when it comes to prioritising the road map items.
Ability to effectively build and sustain consensus for action among key stakeholders with sometimes divergent points of view, leveraging effective relationships, technical expertise, and excellent communication skills.
Data driven and customer oriented approach, rigorous attention to user experience and a bias for innovation and problem solving.
Experience in a company that has either grown (startup to scale-up) significantly or has implemented multidisciplinary agile development in an existing engineering organisation.
Master's degree in information systems, computer science, technology or a related field.
Valuable bonus: direct experience with splitting up a relatively modern monolith into scalable subsystems.
Above all else: a healthy love of beer(-culture) and excitement to work for the online beer retailer that is conquering Europe!
MEET THE TEAM
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Head of HR
Group Head Category Management & Sourcing
NEXT STEPS FOR THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER @ BEERWULF
No motivation letter, just a few questions for you to answer in the next step. We will take a look at your resume, so make sure it is shiny and bright. After a CV screen we ask you to make an e-assessment.
In the best case scenario, you will have two interviews before you’re hired, and in one of the rounds you'll be asked to present a case.
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