Chief Technology Officer

Description

Are you inspired to leverage your product & tech leadership skills to contribute in a positive way to one of the biggest challenges of our time? NeedsList, the world’s first marketplace for communities in crisis, is hiring a CTO to join our social venture’s leadership team. You’ll be leading the ongoing development and scaling of our needs registry platform that allow donors to give time, cash, and purchase supplies for some of the most effective organizations working with displaced people around the globe. 

Compensation
Competitive based on experience. 100-110k with equity after six months.
Duties + Responsibilities
  • As NeedsList’s CTO, you’ll be leading and implementing the development of our platform. Since we’re a startup, you’ll get to leverage your breadth of experience into a lot of roles, from strategy to engineering to hiring. Responsibilities include:
    - Helping to build the technical vision, strategy, and execution for our platform.
    - Coding and development to implement requirements.
    - Deeply understand our various users’ needs, and ensuring site meets those needs in terms of UX and functionality.
    - Develop schedule and budget for each phase of development and monitor progress against targets.
    - Drive the product agenda internally as well as with investors, including personnel and organization choices.
    - Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics.
    - Overseee product delivery via internal team or contractors, as appropriate.
Hours
Full time
Location
Toronto, Canada or Durham, NC
Qualifications
  • Strong belief in the role of tech to address the world's greatest challenges
  • Coding and development to implement requirements.
  • Deeply understand our various users’ needs, and ensuring site meets those needs in terms of UX and functionality.
  • Develop schedule and budget for each phase of development and monitor progress against targets.
Requirements
Minimum seven years of full-stack experience.
● Strong background in building e-commerce sites.
● LAMP experience or equivalent stack required. Symfony, Drupal 8 and
Linux server experience a plus.
● Proven track record of success in leading the development of technology
products.
● Exceptional project management and organization skills.
● Strong communication skills.
● Exceptional user centered background, experience designing platforms
around the needs of multiple audiences.
● Strong UX experience a plus.
● Commitment to NeedsList’s vision as a social venture with a double
bottom line.
To Apply
Please email your resume and a cover letter telling us why you want to join our team to amanda@needslist.co