Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Trading/Crypto

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Trading/Crypto

SoCode have been appointed to begin the search for a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for our client - an emerging Trading/Blockchain/Crypto customer who are entering the next phase of their impressive growth and require a seasoned, experienced CTO to guide their Engineering function through this exciting period.

Working alongside the Head of Engineering and established Team Leaders, you will lead a remote 30 person function team comprising of Full Stack Software Engineers, Software QA, DevOps Engineers and Blockchain Professionals. As a senior leader within the business. you'll be reporting directly into the CEO and Founding Members.

You'll be responsible for building a greenfield, next generation DeFi Trading Platform which will be run by the "Community". People with a passion for DeFi / Open Source / Communities would be highly beneficial. 

Our client will need someone who is increadibly Human and enjoys taking the responsibility for Managing and Organising a function. The team is extremely intelligent and techical, so the Softer Skills are more important to achieve the desired balance. 

Having launched their Crypto offering to great fanfare in 2021 (raising £30m+) , they will be expanding this throughout 2022 with a full-scale launch and scale of all areas of their operation. 


Key Skills and Experience:


Management Capability within a fully remote and highly intelligent Engineering Unit. 

Strong Delivery Mindset (inc Project Management) - Achieving successful launch dates to budget, quality and time. 

Process Formation - Establishing formal Processes, Procedures and Structure within a newly formed, high growth Engineering function.  

Technical Strategy - Working with the Head of Engineering and Architects to display a deep understanding of the Product and Technology Roadmap.

Domain Knowledge - A strong knowledge within Trading Platforms / Digital Assets / Financial Markets / Crypto / Blockchain domains. 

Impact - Representing the organisation globally at events / conferences / speaking etc. 


Rewards & Package:


Our client is completely open minded about location and rewards - this role will be based remotely. They would like to see candidates with all salary requirements. 

We will consider both Permanent and Contract applications for this post. 


Next Steps: 

To apply - please forward your CV via this advert, we'll be shortlising until 10th December 2021 and interviewing in the run up to Christmas with a view to make the appointment prior to the end of the year.