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PowerToFly is a networking platform for working women. We connect women from all over the world with jobs at high growth companies that value productivity, diversity and flexibility. Ever since the platform's official launch in August 2014, we have grown in leaps and bounds and received press from publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, Business Insider and more. The PowerToFly team is located all over the world and everyone works remotely. We value team members based on results and not time spent in the office.

As our CTO you would lead a passionate group of 95% female developers who are already focused on creating a platform for millions of users. To do so, you would be a self-motivated and compelling leader who obsesses over building platforms with amazing conversion rates, stickiness and user retention. And as an ideal candidate you would oversee our product, design, devops and engineering efforts.

The current team is 20+ members and we aim to grow 3x in the next 18 months. This is a really exciting opportunity to lead the technology vision for a high growth startup and implement it to scale. 

Skills & Requirements

Your Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, inspire and lead a distributed tech team (we're on 4 continents and 9 countries) 
  • Build rapid prototypes and architect, then code review implementations by your team
  • Architect the technology using best SOA principles
  • Lead the team to daily deployments and scalable, bug-free codebase
  • Translate tech vision into executable plans
  • Report to the CEO and collaborate with the executive team on long-term product strategy

Requirements:

  • Experience working on at least one high-traffic web site and/or a github/bitbucket account that speaks for itself
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL data stores, database design and tuning
  • Experience with SOA
  • Knowledge of standard tools for optimizing and testing code
  • Ability to lead fast iterative development with multiple deployments per week
  • Experience designing, developing, and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming and design patterns
  • Excited by the opportunity to lead and inspire a distributed global team
  • Excellent communication skills — with a global team it’s essential that each team member isn’t shy about communicating. As CTO you’d streamline communication and break down the barriers of physical distance in order to enable everybody to understand each other’s ideas.

About PowerToFly

PowerToFly is a networking platform for working women. We connect women from all over the world with jobs at high growth companies that value productivity, diversity and flexibility. Ever since the platform's official launch in August 2014, we have grown in leaps and bounds and received press from publications such as Fortune, Fast Company, CNN, Business Insider and more. The PowerToFly team is located all over the world and everyone works remotely. We value team members based on results and not time spent in the office. 

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