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Chief Technical Officer



Paris, France
Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2023

Job Description

About the mission

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be leading our Engineering team, which is today about 60 strong, roughly split between a Merchant tribe, a Consumer tribe and a Platform team. Concretely, you will:

  • Manage the Engineering team and ensure that everyone operates at the right level of performance
  • Make sure Alma is a place where engineers and engineering managers continuously learn and grow
  • Make sure that we have the resources (both in terms of team and tools) to meet our short-term and long-term goals, and ensuring these resources are efficiently allocated
  • Be responsible for the ongoing delivery of new products and features, and production stability
  • Collaborate closely with product and business leaders across the company
  • Drive Alma’s technical vision and oversee the key technical decisions
  • Represent Alma externally in particular during industry events, meetups and with investors, making sure Alma is seen as a leading technology company

About you

As one of the most senior team members, we expect a lot from you! Concretely:

  • Excellent management skills, you get the best out of your teams and help them grow fast
  • Very strong organizational skills and understanding of business planning
  • Very strong leadership and team building skills
  • Very strong oral communication skills (including in front of large audiences) as well as good written communication
  • Strong technical skills
  • A lot of drive and energy, you are rarely satisfied with the status quo
  • A lot of curiosity and interests outside purely technical topics
  • Not necessary but a strong plus: prior experience in a high-growth startup - Alma is a fast-paced and demanding environment!