Software Development Tech Lead - CTZN (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What makes the sparks fly
With CTZN, we take the hassle out of working from anywhere.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to choose their place of work instead of building their life around this Nexus called “the office”. To achieve that, we are building a digital platform that enables individuals to manage their remote work opportunities within minutes, and employers to get on top of all compliance related to remote work.
At CTZN, we have some 30 years of experience in tech, future of work and alternative living. Interacting with hundreds of employees and employers on a daily basis, we are sitting front-row observing the fundamental shift in how we think of work and life and its relationship to one another. With CTZN, we enable employees and employers to actively embrace the possibilities of working wherever, whenever.
Why this is your opportunity
We are looking for a Software Development Tech Lead to provide sound technical knowledge in all aspects of our business. You will communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our company’s technologies are used appropriately.
Some of the things you will love to do:
  • Execute! As the first internal tech hire, you need to work hands-on to get things done
  • You own the knowledge about the code and the tech stack
  • You will also use some time to build, shape and structure the future internal teach team
  • Oversee the big picture of the technical development of our platform
  • Develop the our multilayered product (B2B, B2BC, Operator) and pay attention to the aspects of the company’s strategy
  • Communicate and align progress and updates to external resources to ensure flawless execution
  • Be on top of the game when it comes to innovative implementations and discovery of useful technology. And be ahead of the time when it comes to noticing technical trends to ensure our product is contemporary
  • Maintain the maximum of quality and assure that the product is running smoothly
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
  • Collaborate closely with all stakeholders and the founding team to make sure that everyone is on the same page
Why we’ll love you
  • Expert in the tech field with a degree in computer science, business informatics, software engineering, related STEM equivalent or comparable training
  • 4-6+ years of professional experience in software development, engineering, and product management with 1+ years with a focus on leading a team throughout projects
  • Knowledge of Cloud Services (AWS, Azure), Low Code, and Scrum/agile processes
  • Broad technical Infrastructure knowledge about building a product from scratch
  • Deep understanding of modern technology stacks, web services, networks, databases, and cloud-based applications
  • Hands-on experience/mentality with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, and Vault, as well as different cloud providers, programming experience
  • Experience with different development methods in South Africa vs. Europe
  • Leader personality with previous working experience as a technology lead or key technology role
  • Very good understanding of how to translate business and user requirements into a technical roadmap leading to growth
  • Good understanding of working with remote teams (including teams from an agency side)
  • Must have: Start-up environment experience, experienced tech or product position with significant achievements
  • Nice to have: Scale-up experience with a fast-paced product development environment alongside an organisational growth
Why you’ll love us
CTZN is set to become the most essential employee benefit to any forward-thinking company. We are standing at an inflection point never before seen since the invention of the computer. The relationship between work and life will change forever and we can be the single global platform to enable this change. With one billion knowledge workers today, we are looking at an incredibly large opportunity with no competitors to be found.
Add to that a promising funding round, a unique hardcore motivated team, endless appreciation of your work and continuous development, and other benefits of being a wonderful crew member.
About us

We are experience-creators, tech enthusiasts and people lovers. With Charly, we enable our users to actively embrace the possibilities of working and living wherever, whenever, for a more flexible work-life harmony. As an operator, we're running forward-thinking workspace & accommodation solutions for the digitally embracing and digital-native generations. As a tech platform, we're building a software product to enable employees and employers to embrace the possibilities of new life.

As a possible new crew member, we always encourage you to move forward with new ideas to make (y)our vision grow and flow. We encourage you to be yourself and have fun. We like having a good time at work, not just outside of it. There's no need to hide your random quirks or awkward dance moves from us. The crew works from our current offices in Munich, Amsterdam and Berlin or remotely from wherever the Charly heart takes them.

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