Fast growth CTO

Job type
NZD170000 - NZD180000 per annum
The opportunity:

Rarely do you see a blend of edgy tech, a team bound by purpose to help people in an industry ripe for change. Yet here it is. Recently there has been a seachange in the business provided by a large installment of VC funding. The complement required to achieve a critical mass of leadership for growth is a progressive CTO. This is not a salvage job as the team is performing well, the intention is to scale and level up. The opportunity for effective, contemporary people leadership and scalable delivery systems to be set is ripe. Strong technical thinking is required to create a secure and scalable platform to carry the rapidly growing data requirements and increasing community of customers. This leader will be able to conceive of the technology strategy for the demands of the product suite whilst growing the team and steer the delivery. Working with the founders, product and the board of movers and shakers, you'll have the chance to grow your career like no other time and be part of one of New Zealand's emerging technology 's stars.

Company profile:

International growth. A self-organizing community that advocates its services. A growing number of businesses switching on to the power of the community. A product that its funders believe will help people to influence and direct businesses to build better products and services. This homegrown product vendor is the newest business empowering people to control and broker their own data, use it for their own purposes and be rewarded for its use. Working with a highly engaged community of people and customers, here a technology platform allows for transparency and elective sharing of data to influence and develop businesses' products and services. The product set includes a number of components: apps, web portals, platforms and various systems. At its heart, it is an offering to shift the balance of power from the B->C to C->B.


The journey of growth and change this business has been on has been radical. And it's not slowing down. A leadership role has emerged to lead and manage the entire product development team within the business.

The role breaks down into four core components:
  • Technology strategy design and execution
  • People leadership of personnel
  • Delivery management and systems ownership
  • Commercial control: executive and technology governance
The fit:

To be able to fulfill this role you will be driven by the opportunity to influence the direction of the people's growth in the business. You'll celebrate the opportunity to unify the hearts and minds of those in the engineering team, igniting a sense of purpose and connecting them to the company's vision. Emerging from a background in a technology vendor, you will have rolled out successful, scalable delivery systems and owned the whole product development sphere. You'll be confident channeling rich data to the exec or board and contributing to strategy. Reporting directly to the CEO, you'll marry technology, commercial, people and delivery leadership skills in the fast-paced world of contemporary product development.

For more information please contact Julian to discuss this opportunity on or apply now.

Ref: JO-2007-51561