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CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

  • Location: London or Belgrade
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Were people on a mission to help schools use data more effectively to save teachers time and improve student outcomes. At the moment data is more of a burden than a benefit to teachers. Schools are increasingly required to store vast amounts of information on attendance, behaviour and assessment, which takes teachers hours and hours a week to input and often isnt used effectively to improve student performance.Weve built a great system that improves the input, analysis and communication of school information, saving teachers days of precious time and allowing them to target student interventions more effectively to improve the outcomes of hundreds of thousands of children. Imagine taking the register on your iPad, then having the system instantly text all parents whose child was not in school asking them to confirm their absence by texting the school back. Easy.Since our launch five years ago, weve raised venture capital from top-tier, socially-minded investors, expanded in three countries, and are now working with thousands of schools, helping them to improve outcomes for hundreds of thousands of students. We care about our social goals as much as our business targets and want to make a lasting, positive impact across the education sector. Were looking for passionate, curious, ambitious people who share our ethos and want to make an impact at scale.Technologies we useOur technology ecosystem that drives our main product School Information System consist of a number of microservices and other supporting applications. The ecosystem is running on AWS using load balanced LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySql,PHP) stack and open source services like Beanstalk, Redis, Jenkins,Elasticsearch and many others.We areinternational company with HQ in London and our R&D team based in Belgradeis currently growing and this is why we are looking for software engineers ofvarious profiles and interests.We are looking for a rockstar CTO who is hands on and strategically minded, and who has experience building and developing teams through leading and mentoring, not managing. Were growing fast so were looking for someone who can deliver engineering excellence and make sure our technology & platform scales with the growth ambitions of the company. This is an exciting and challenging role where you can have a real impact across the business.About the roleDevelop technical aspects of the companys strategy to ensure alignment with its business goalsScale theEngineering team and mentor the engineering leads to become world-class headsof departmentManage, coachand motivate the engineering team and project managers based in Belgrade &LondonSupervisesystem infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiencyBuild andmaintain quality assurance and data protection processesAct as theChief Information Security Officer and be responsible for the security and dataprivacy of our schoolsUse data and stakeholders feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology and processesOwn andreport on the technology strategy to the Management Team and boardRegularly travel to London as an integral part of the companys leadership team, and act as an ambassador for our culture in BelgradeAbout youWe're looking for someone who is smart and driven, who has experience working in technology as well as a passion for improving education outcomes (this is a must!).Provenexperience as a CTO or similar technical leadership roleExperience ofscaling, mentoring, and leading an engineering teamExcellentcommunication skills and fluent in spoken Serbian & EnglishProvenleadership and organisational abilitiesAble to thinkstrategically with excellent problem-solving abilitiesBSc/BA inSoftware Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degreewould be a bonus!Our benefitsAn opportunity to make a difference to children's livesTo work onsome very interesting projectsA generoussalary above market ratesVibrant open office and custom catered mealsGreat devtoolsOpportunityto work with some very interesting people from around the worldSocial eventswith a great team, entertainment & international travel

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