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Chief Technical Officer

at Beyond The Story Limited (London, England) Full Time Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Job Description:

We are a fast growing company, developing innovative multi-media apps for publishers and other media and information-related businesses.

We urgently need a talented and experienced CTO who has in-depth experience of programming and development functions. This individual will have overall control of the technical aspects of delivering the complete products for our business. He or she will have a number of developers reporting to him or her and will be running multiple projects, simultaneously.

The key requirements are:

- Proven experience in building development teams, including hiring and performance monitoring, mentoring junior developers and driving high code standards.

- Significant previous experience as a lead developer/project manager for a multi-member development team, with experience in project planning, scope management, quality assurance and client management.

- Proven experience in delivering projects within time and budget constraints.

- Proven experience in designing software architecture spanning novel and diverse platforms.

- At least 3 years commercial Ruby on Rails development experience, including PostgreSQL database. Exposure to JRuby and integration with Java libraries would be strongly regarded.

- Knowledge of C# and the Unity 3D game engine. Very good understanding of 3D computer graphics (particularly on mobile devices) and its optimization.

- Knowledge of 2D and 3D graphics production processes (eg photography, 2D illustration, 3D rendering/UV texturing).

- Intermediate Photoshop skills – extracting layers, photograph color correction, minor retouching and the creation of simple images.

- Experience producing complex documents with LaTeX. Good knowledge of both computer typography and traditional printed typography.

- Strong knowledge of the Git source-control system, including experience establishing Git workflows for multi-member project teams.

- Degree level qualification would be advantageous.

- Previous experience in a startup, either as an employee or founder, would be advantageous.

Salary/Rate: £70k – £80k year.

How to apply:

Please email [email protected], including your CV.

Only applicants who already have the right to live and work in the UK should apply.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th February 2013.