Wanted: A CTO for our well-funded start-up

My cousin here in Perth is launching his mobile application start-up in earnest, with solid VC funding all but finalised from a group that has a successful track record of delivering mobile start-ups to market.

The mobile application itself complete, and it is currently being tweaked offshore for the hundreds of phones out there. Now we need to arrange the logistics of distribution (think UI, databases and interfaces) and extend the product – and we need someone to make that happen.

This includes getting a basic eCommerce website up and running, ensuring distribution through our partners is seamless, working with the programmers to improve the mobile application itself and launching related mobile and web applications.

You don’t necessarily have to have the experience in, say, the mobile space, but you should have demonstrated ability to pick up and run with this rapidly growing company. We’ll pay well enough and you’ll get pretty decent options.

We’d prefer you to be Perth based, but we will consider anything reasonable for now. It’s a lovely warm place to be for a few months – but we may relocate the company closer to market or to Silicon Valley when things get too hot.

I’m a shareholder in the company, and will likely be a director as well. I believe this is going to be an excellent ride over the next two or more years.

Here’s the shorter version of the Seek ad. You can apply through there to my cousin Richard, or through the contact me above. We’d also love to hear from you if you know somebody who would be great for this.

An opportunity exists for a dynamic individual to join a funded start-up in the mobile and web technology space. Reporting to the CEO, you will be an integral part of the strategic team charting the future if the company. You will recommend appropriate web and mobile technologies, and be responsible for design and development of various Internet and mobile systems and applications.

1) Assist in Identifying Areas of Opportunities for Growth
2) Assist with Prioritising Features and Channels
3) Prepare scope of work / work-plans for prioritised initiatives
4) Engage vendors / employees to perform work

5) Manage development of company products and distribution mechanisms

6) Product Maintenance and Continuous Improvement
7) Reporting

Published by Lance Wiggs