Chief Technology Officer

New York, NY or Remote / Full Time Employee 

The typical corporation spends roughly $90k, just to relocate an employee to a new city. What’s worse, almost ⅓ of those employees end up leaving the company early, because of unhappiness in their new location and social surroundings. Pivt is tackling this very problem for both the corporations and their employees.

 

As a social mobile app, Pivt connects employees to their employer and coworkers’ extended networks so that they can connect meaningfully, share interests, and source trusted advice in their new city. We are deeply passionate about giving employers the best tools so their employees feel at home...anywhere in the world.

 

Pivt was founded by Lynn Greenberg (Forbes 30 under 30) and backed by Randi Zuckerberg (Facebook), Joe Abrams (Co-Founder of Myspace), Noemis Ventures, and other notable public figures.
 

The Role --

 

Pivt is looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead, develop, and manage the company’s technology footprint, strategy, and execution. You will work directly under the CEO and will act as both a technology and business expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company. 

At a high level, a successful CTO at Pivt will:

  • Collaborate with our CPO and other executive leaders to help shape company vision, execute the product roadmap, and drive technology advancements and culture.

  • Build a great team of technology experts, and trust and empower them to do amazing work and keep our customers happy

  • Drive impact through executive technology decisions on behalf of the company, including managing a technology budget and making investments to align the company with its vision for its technological needs.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Build a technical on-boarding process to efficiently onboard technical staff and implement performance tracking processes and training to help grow and mentor staff.

  • Fosters a culture through leadership, motivation, and ensuring appropriate transparency and accountability in all actions and activities.

  • Be the lead liaise between business strategy and technology to deliver impactful outcomes

  • Identify efficiencies, opportunities and strategic goals from new and emerging technology trends

  • Define the SDLC process and identify risks, best practices, security options, scalability and delivery excellence from inception, design, development, QA, support and release

  • Work closely with Product Management on tech design planning, product architecture layout, and development platform selection, specifically handling technical tasks concerning product iteration, release planning and execution.

  • Build and manage an efficient bug tracking process to provide transparency across the company, as well as provide timely updates for customers.

  • Develop a system of testing for upcoming updates and tools to monitor the progress.

  • Lead cybersecurity efforts to close gaps that may occur in corporate databases, within websites, or other digital tools that the team uses.

  • Ensure that all products under development by the company have security algorithms to keep user data private and encrypted.

  • Ensure that all technology practices adhere to regulator standards.

An ideal candidate already has the following experience: 

  • Proven experience as a Chief Technology Officer, or similar role in a startup environment

  • You have experience building, managing, coaching, engaging, and motivating technical teams.

  • Deep understanding of SaaS design, management and scalability

  • Intimate knowledge of mobile app development (iOS and Android)

  • History of managing technical architecture and strategies for B2B, B2C and enterprise aligned offerings in a global landscape

  • Ability to lead and initiate data security and privacy initiatives, protocols, processes and workflows

  • Capable of analyzing software design patterns and system architectures

  • Proficient in analyzing codes of popular languages other than Java including but not limited to: C#, Python, Javascript

  • Ability to navigate a large codebase to find logic and problems. Must not be afraid to wear multiple hats.

  • Experience with major cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform.

  • Experience working with remote engineering resources.

  • Experience developing and growing social platforms is a plus