CTO (m / f / d)

  • Development / Product
  • Hamburg, Germany

CTO (m / f / d)

Job description

Phrase is a fast-growing SaaS company that believes everyone should be able to use software in their native language. We are the leading translation management system, and the most reliable way to localize a website or mobile application. Our product helps teams of all sizes to scale their translation processes through smart automation. Phrase is growing rapidly and currently partners with over a thousand businesses in over 60 countries.

We are currently looking for a CTO (m / f / d) who, together with our founders, will shape our technical strategy and take our engineering team to the next level.

What are your tasks?
  • You expand our engineering team and take over company-wide technical leadership
  • You coach the engineering team and contribute to increasing performance
  • You design and improve our development process
  • You are responsible for technology decisions and design our future architecture
  • Your motivating goals and visions shape our technical culture
  • You control technical partners and service providers
  • You are responsible for security and compliance issues


What skills do you need?
  • You have practical experience in software development
  • You are very familiar with web technologies, ideally with Ruby on Rails, Go and modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Knowledge of mobile technology would be a bonus
  • You already had the chance to gain experience in a technical leadership position
  • You love working with development teams
  • You are known for your positive energy and your can-do mentality
  • You show excellent communication skills inside and outside your team
  • Your language skills in English and German (oral and written) are business fluent

What does Phrase offer?
  • Startup spirit in a professional and innovative work environment
  • Space for new ideas, an appreciative environment with flat hierarchies (following Holacracy) and goal orientation (based on OKRs)
  • We prefer output rather than long meetings
  • Well-equipped office, a roof terrace and BBQ in summer
  • Regular team events, free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Budget for attending conferences
  • Cooperation with the Urban Sports Club