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The social marketplace to connect buyers and sellers of authentic football merchandise

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) / Lead Developer

£30k – £40k • 2.0% – 4.0%
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FutbolMarkt.com is an early-stage, pre-revenue startup that offers its employees a flexible working environment, a place to combine a passion for football and eCommerce, and an opportunity to build the next big tech platform.

Our Company

FutbolMarkt.com is a secure, social marketplace designed to connect the footballing community in one safe place to buy, sell, trade and lend football gear and memorabilia.

Some of our features include a content portal, and the community where players, collectors and supporters can share their collections, discuss events and connect with other users.

Our Values

Our platform is built around providing a secure and trustworthy experience to the user. From us as platform providers, to the buyers, sellers and products, we want everyone to feel safe when using FutbolMarkt.

We value innovation and implementing features that make our user’s experience not only better than our competition, but allowing to do things they never thought possible.

Football is a passion and a community, connecting over 3.5 billion people around the world. FutbolMarkt will be a reflection of this community.

Our Vision

FutbolMarkt UK is just the start. Our next phases involve rolling out across Europe, North America and the world. And we’re not just in football, we plan to open platforms for all of the world’s other sports as well.

Current Company Status

FutbolMarkt is currently pre-revenue and pre-seed. The company is undergoing preparation for an equity crowdfunding round in September 2020. Our current MVP is live and has traction, including buyers, sellers and general users.

The Position

We’re looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the development of the entire FutbolMarkt platform (Web + Apps).

You will communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our company’s technologies are developed and used appropriately, and you will also be act as one of the lead developers of the project, taking an active role in building and developing the FutbolMarkt platform.

You will have previous eCommerce platform knowledge, preferably in the multivendor domain (C2C).

Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts.

You will also have the ability to develop your own code, inspect code created by our development partners, and recommend improvements as necessary.

Position Responsibilities

◼ Set a vision and lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships
◼ Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
◼ Manage any external partners or agencies as required
◼ Identify, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet short and long-term company needs
◼ Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape
◼ Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity
◼ Manage a team of Frontend and Backend Developers, UX/UI Designers, and Product Managers
◼ Act as a lead developer for FutbolMarkt, taking ownership of development tasks and working in conjunction with other contractors
◼ Build quality assurance and data protection processes
◼ Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
◼ Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
◼ Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
◼ Develop, track and control the development of annual operating budget
◼ Work closely with Marketing, Business Development and Operations to define and deliver new products and enhancements
◼ Manage and optimize infrastructure assets to satisfy internal financial targets
◼ Use stakeholders’ feedback to identify necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
◼ Represent the technological agenda in staff meetings and when making hiring decisions

Role Requirements

◼ Advanced technological skill set and a demonstrated history with technology
◼ Extensive industry knowledge with an eye towards the future
◼ Practical knowledge of PHP7, HTML, CSS, Javascript, J-Query, Bootstrap
◼ Previous experience managing a development team preferred
◼ Familiarity with relevant ISO standards
◼ Knowledge of data compliance standards (UK and international prefered)
◼ Understanding of budgets and business-planning
◼ Ability to conduct technological analyses, reviews and research
◼ Excellent communication skills
◼ Leadership and organizational abilities
◼ Ability to delegate efficiently
◼ Strategic thinking
◼ Proven ability to work virtual global teams
◼ Problem-solving aptitude
◼ BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
◼ MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
◼ Proven experience in a technical eCommerce role

Time Commitment

The candidate will be expected to devote themselves full-time to the position. As a startup, our working hours are flexible, but a candidate can expect to be fully-involved and challenged, especially in the development and launch stages of the platform.

Role Location

FutbolMarkt is registered in London, UK, however the location of the candidate is flexible. The role will be primarily remote, with the candidate expected to work from home or a place of their choosing until our business is fully off the ground. A coworking space may later be available to the candidate dependent on the success of the fundraising.

The candidate will also be expected to travel if necessary.

Why Should You Apply?

If you’re passionate about football, ecommerce and are ready to be part of a game-changing startup in the sporting merchandise world. This is a long-term role and the right candidate will be lead and develop the tech-side strategy of FutbolMarkt and its entities over the long-term.

Remuneration & Equity

Equity: between 2-4% share options, further information and vesting periods to be discussed.

Remuneration: circa £40,000 based on fundraising round success and candidate experience.

Further remuneration to be discussed upon business success, and performance.

United Kingdom • RemoteRemote
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Job type
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5+ years
Hiring contact

Alexander Protsenko

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Have full autonomy over your work hours, and location. Our team is based all around the world.

Unlimited holidays

We don't believe in limitations, neither inside or outside the office. Take as much time as you want for friends and family.


Our startup is all about football. We may not quite be there yet, but imagine football shirts in the office, matches, and weekly company pick-ups games.

Unconstrained growth

As a startup we're looking for the best and brightest talent, to take full role ownership and progress up the ranks at FutbolMarkt

FutbolMarkt at a glance

The social marketplace to connect buyers and sellers of authentic football merchandise

FutbolMarkt focuses on E-Commerce, Sports, and Soccer. Their company has offices in London, United Kingdom, and Remote. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

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

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