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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Job Summary:

NA-KD, a global online fashion company and one of the top 20 fastest growing companies in Europe, is currently looking for an innovative and executive CTO to architect and lead the technical development of the company. NA-KD has an annual revenue run rate of over $70 million, with millions of page views every day and shipping to over 130 countries per month.

The ideal applicant will have an organized and creative mindset that drives him or her to find innovative solutions to problems. If you have a background in e-commerce and have the skills and drive necessary to fulfill the obligations of a C-level position in a high growth, fast-paced company, we want to hear from you. 

Responsibilities:

  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity
  • Originate the technical leadership to create a website solution able to handle large-scale international e-commerce
  • Spearhead IT projects to increase our market reach and improve our USP
  • Be part of the executive management team reporting directly to the CEO
  • Manage prioritizations and implement requirements coming from the organization
  • Work collaboratively with the other members of the executive team to develop the IT and business strategy
  • Own the technological agenda of the company
  • Build on and develop our stellar IT team
  • Finding the right balance between inhouse and outsourced development resources
  • Create the start-up mentality needed to gather and strengthen every member both personally and technically
  • Perform personnel management by acting as a coach and mentor
  • Own and negotiate with tech suppliers
  • Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics
  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Personnel management by acting as a coach and mentor

Qualifications and Skills:

Technical Skills:

  • 7+ years experience in software engineering, demonstrating a career of advancing roles with increasing responsibility, visibility, and complexity
  • 3+ years experience leading a world class engineering team
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or computer science
  • Experience from building large e-commerce businesses
  • Familiarity with .Net, React, Java, SQL
  • Has some kind of CI/CD experience
  • Proven experience of recruiting top notch engineers
  • Well rounded technical background; deep understanding of design patterns, enterprise platform architectures, web technologies with skills in the latest trends in programming languages and development techniques

Personal Skills:

  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions
  • Believes in disciplined work mixed with brilliant moments of creativity and innovation
  • Acts pragmatically, respects deadlines, and understands that no one else does the job for you
  • Straight, fast and easy communication
  • Flexible and prestigeless towards co-workers
  • Positive attitude, honesty and humility are characteristics we value highly
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a drive to revolutionize the e-commerce industry

Other:

  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Remuneration: Competitive plus stock options
  • Starting point: ASAP but no later than 1st November 2018

About NA-KD.com

Nakdcom One World AB is Jarno Vanhatapio’s third e-commerce company, having founded Nelly.com (2003) and Zoozoo.com (2013). NA-KD was founded in April 2015 and operates in the global market of fast fashion, primarily in the online space. NA-KD.com launched in January 2016 and is established as a global fashion player with annual revenue run rate of over $70 million and currently employs more than 150 people. The websites had 50 million visitors in 2017. The brand NA-KD is one of the fastest growing in social media, and has since the start earned over 1.4 million global followers only on Instagram. NA-KD.com has under its first 24 months of operation, delivered customer orders to 173 countries and ships every month to more than 130 countries. The majority of the sales are from NA-KD.com and the company’s private label brands, such as NA-KD Trend and NA-KD Boho. NA-KD the brand is also represented by over 300 retailers across the globe and is also selling on Zalando. Alongside the founder Jarno Vanhatapio, the company is backed by 13 business angels and IT entrepreneurs, including NA-KD’s Chairman of the board Magnus Emilson (Visit Group), Mikael Söderlindh (Happysocks), Jonas Mårtensson (Mojang/Minecraft), Roy Forslund (Infotech), Svante Elfving (Brummer & Partners), Lena Apler (Collector Bank), Jonas Norlande and Filip Engelbert (Avito). The company has raised in total $66 million in seed funding ($6 million), Series A ($20 million) and Series B ($40 million). The largest shareholders are Northzone, Partech, eEquity, the founder Jarno Vanhatapio and chairman Magnus Emilson.

 

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Gothenburg

Gamlestadsvägen 4 B15
415 02 Gothenburg Directions hello@na-kd.com

Workplace & Culture

Here is the NA-KD truth....

NA-KD is one of Europe's top 20 fastest growing companies, breaking new records every month and showcasing ourselves as one of the leading fashion company in the world.

At NA-KD you will find the most passionate and talented employees in the industry, with a combined knowledge of 50 years in both fast and high fashion. We were born in 2015 and have been growing ever since, creating the hottest fashion trends across the globe and being seen on all the hottest influences and celebrities.

We push the envelope daily with our social media content and art direction. NA-KD is dedicated to breaking the mold and showing our followers what it means to be unique and stand out from the crowd.

Top follow us on our journey, be sure to follow us here for all the latest updates!

 

With love,

NA-KD.com

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