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AKO is a community marketplace for fashion and lifestyle professionals only

CTO/ Head of Technology

$60k – $70k • 3.0% – 7.0%
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AKO is a marketplace for fashion and lifestyle professionals. AKO connects clients and customers to fashion and lifestyle professionals at the different spectrum of rates, quality and experience. What we are trying to do is decentralize the fashion and lifestyle industry and commercialize the plethora of services within the industry. You should be a well rounded software engineer, with expertise in desktop, application, react, payment gateways, and analytics and other modern software/technological scopes.

We are looking for an experienced (ideally full stack) CTO to lead the company’s technological vision for a decentralized fashion marketplace. The CTO will also work with the current lead developer until further notice as we do not have a tech team at this time. We are looking for an experienced (ideally full stack) to lead the company’s technological vision, design and implement technology roadmap, mentor and develop the team, and ensure that the technological resources are aligned with the company’s business needs. Reporting to the founder, the tech head will lead our mission to utilize technology to improve efficiency, accessibility, and experience for AKO's user-base.

The Founder, a product Manager for 3+ years, needs the CTO to get up to speed very quickly, understand the structure of this code base, and be able to turn new updates around quickly. You should have good design sensibility and any experience growing a SaaS startup would be incredibly valuable, especially the iterative process getting to product market fit.

Responsibilities
· Continuously evolve our vision for how technology will be used in the company in a rapidly-changing and complex industry.
· Ensure that our technology meets AKO’s short and long-term needs.
· Manage and optimize infrastructure assets to satisfy internal (financial) targets.
· Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics.
· Stay on top of technology trends and developments.
· Mentor and develop the engineering team and build a strong engineering culture.

Qualifications
° Extensive experience working as a software engineer and manager in Java, React, PHP-Laravel or similar framework (ideally full stack).
° Track record of recruiting, mentoring, and scaling engineering talent and building a strong engineering culture.
° A business leader with experience in a high-accountability, high empathy environment who can effectively work with various company stakeholders and impact across the company.
° Background & experience in startups related to marketplaces, fashion, or consumer focused startups.

Our Tech Stack: Java, React JS, AWS
Disclaimer:
AKO is pre-seed, and pre-revenue, but we're in process of raising. An official (paid) offer wouldn’t be guaranteed until we’ve successfully raised our seed round.
Compensation: equity + salary post-seed raise is negotiable.

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AKO at a glance

AKO is a community marketplace for fashion and lifestyle professionals only

AKO focuses on Fashion, Marketplaces, Lifestyle, Freelancers, and Consumer. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://akoapp.com or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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