Venture CTO (m/f)

About BCG Digital Ventures
BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options.
Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, San Francisco and New York, as well as DV Hatches in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. Our Centers and Hatches are home to a diverse range of entrepreneurs, operators and investors who are building businesses, creating and expanding markets and developing new technologies that benefit millions of people across the globe.

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Introducing our Venture Build Team.
We have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a step change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies will deliberately re-imagine themselves by injecting or attacking established models with new ideas fuelled by technology.
Our Venture Build Team consists of world-class business leaders, product designers, engineers and technology experts. Together, we are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation.

A Venture CTO is the driving force for a venture's engineering team in the incubation and commercialization phase, being the crucial interface between product and design. You dive deep into technical architecture, manage stakeholders, communicate towards peers and leadership and lead the engineering activities for different DV ventures. At the same time, you still have a passion for coding and a hands-on attitude which helps you to guide and support other engineers to bring highest value to the ventures.

As a Venture CTO (m/f) you will use your skills to:

  • Demonstrate and communicate a passion for digital products and services
  • Built large-scale applications for web and/or mobile with modern technologies/frameworks (node.js, java, ruby, react, angular, swift, etc.)
  • Operate a digital business reaching from Continuous Integration, Testing, Product Analytics, to Marketing Automation and Customer Engagement 
  • Implement and improve agile processes which enable our teams to deliver high quality products on time
  • Design systems and organizations that are scalable and maintainable
  • Manage technical product development of the venture's tools and platforms
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand product roadmap and deliver high quality outcome
  • Manage and communicate expectations with Venture Architects, Designers and Product Managers
  • Control the project schedule, priorities and plan resources for the engineering team in cooperation with DV staffing team
  • Balance business versus technical implementation needs and utilize proactive problem-solving to address challenges and functional concerns
  • Institute superior technology capabilities with diligence, attention to detail and technical intuition
  • Serve as a thought leader in digital platforms and architecture, regardless of the screen, device or deployment environment
  • Design bespoke online and mobile IT architecture, drawing on knowledge of open source and/or commercially available platforms
  • Apply industry best practices and design patterns to create scalable and secure solutions that have superior technical performance 
  • Develop system implementation plans/processes and oversee the development, integration, testing and launch stages of new digital products and solutions
  • Drive the implementation of key processes related to digital businesses
  • Evaluate third-party suppliers, products and solutions 

As a Venture CTO (m/f) you will need:

  • (Undergraduate) Degree in Computer Science or a related field of study; Master graduates preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in software engineering, preferably within start-up or tech companies
  • Experiences with managed (AWS) or on premise infrastructure is a plus
  • Broad understanding of the needed tool chain to operate a digital business reaching from Continuous Integration, Testing, Product Analytics, to Marketing Automation and Customer Engagement
  • You are a digital native and agile is not just a term for you: You know how to do fast release cycles with highest quality standards
  • Several years of experience in leading engineering teams
  • Track record of product engineering from conceptual design to go-to-market
  • Ability to keep things simple, deal and limit complexity
  • Hands-on ability as well as entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrate initiative, ability to think fast and strong interpersonal/ communication skills that support the process of building collaborative teams

What we offer:

  • International and interdisciplinary teams working on ventures for the world's leading companies
  • Opportunity to gain relevant experiences in building companies across different industries
  • Regular office and team events as well as constant exchange in the Berlin startup scene
  • Individual learning opportunities and a personalized mentoring program
  • Modern office in the vibrant heart of Berlin
  • Relocation assistance for internationals and free German language courses
  • In-house health and wellness initiatives, i.e. yoga, massage sessions, organic fruits, etc.

Does this match your profile? If so, we look forward to receive your application in German or English.
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

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