CTO (d/f/m)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hamburg

About
RISK IDENT provides in-house built software products for online fraud prevention to large enterprise companies in the e-commerce, telecommunication, finance and mobility sector. As of now, we are looking for a CTO with a storied history in the technological sector who is a strategic thinker, an effective communicator, and an expert in technological development.

As our CTO you are responsible for ensuring the setup of our distributed development teams is scalable and well-functioning by making sure all our developers are paying into the overall architectural strategy and committing to the same coding principles. You work together closely with our Head of Product to align the Engineering and Product departments and are responsible for our Tech Leads. Your leadership track record shows your ability to engage and motivate people by empowering them to excellence. Together with our People Department you create innovative ideas of developing our software engineers further, technically as well as personally. You help them to define and accomplish their technical goals to strengthen their sense of belonging by providing guidance and leading by example. You will work directly under the CEO and will act as both technology and business expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company.
Tasks
  • Optimize an existing service-oriented architecture to achieve business goals
  • Communicate the trade-offs of design decisions and conflicting goals to stakeholders
  • Engage and motivate our people by providing a mission and vision
  • Actively build bridges between engineering teams and other departments
  • Represent the engineering department to internal and external stakeholders as well as for employer branding purposes
Requirements
You are a very good communicator (in German and English) to engineers, product managers, as well as non-technical people
  • You have experience in leading some larger teams and aligning an engineering strategy to the company strategy
  • You have strong leadership skills in a people centric environment: you are decisive and find the sweet spot between top down management and self organization while caring about the people
  • You have a good understanding of modern IT strategies, organizations and architecture
  • You take people with you to work out the architecture with them
  • You have worked as an engineer before and understand the role
  • Nice to have: knowledge of it-security best practices (e.g. OWASP, ISO 27001)
  • Nice to have: you have worked as an architect before
We offer the following benefits
  • The possibility to take over responsibility and to realize your own ideas – from day one
  • Collaborative environment in which everyone works on eye-level
  • A team of experts and helpful buddies that allows you to learn something new every day
  • Very friendly and open environment
  • Generous remote work guideline with emphasis on team alignment
  • Bi-weekly innovation days to pursue personal / professional growth
  • Offer of internal and external coaching sessions
  • Budget for conferences, trainings, etc. and access to an online learning platform
  • Sabbatical
  • Social Days, i.e. paid time off for volunteer work on a project close to your heart
  • Public transport & lunch allowance
  • Regular workout sessions at no charge (shower in the office)
  • Bike leasing via JobRad with insurance allowance
  • Attractive discounts at various partner shops and gyms
  • Relocation support: constant contact person, issuing documents, help with public offices, translation support, etc.
  • And many more!
Help us to take RISK IDENT to the next level and to bring us one step further towards our vision of creating a world where online fraud no longer exists! For additional information check out our website. If you would like to apply, please use the application button. Your application should include your CV (PDF format) and desired salary (EUR gross per year). Your contact person is Jana Gilb (Director People & Culture). We are looking forward to your application!
About us
RISK IDENT is a young and fast-growing software development company based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 2012, our team became one of the market leaders within fraud prevention in the German speaking market in a very short period of time. Today, RISK IDENT has a strong customer base, the majority of our customers coming from e-commerce, telecommunications and financial services. We secure more than 80 billion euros of annual turnover against fraud for our customers. We are an established start-up with an innovative SaaS business model. We have an excellent market position and are financially backed. Today, our team consists of around 70 people at our HQ in Hamburg, with every single one of them loving what they do. We are always on the lookout for new challenges and for smart people to accompany us along the way!
Your application
Thank you for considering a career at Risk.Ident GmbH. Please fill out the following form. In case you are experiencing problems with the document upload, mail your documents to recruitment@riskident.com.

Please send us your CV (PDF only) and tell us in a couple of sentences what motivates you to help us fight online fraud.
If you are from outside of the EU please add a copy of your university degree (that qualifies you for the BlueCard which is the working permit you'd need here in Germany).
Thank you!

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