Chief Technology Officer (m/f) – Berlin //

February 15, 2017
Join us and help build the leading online gift company in Europe. We are a motivated team working enthusiastically on the rapid growth and expansion of our online gift shops. Currently live in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Sweden and Belgium, we are now expanding our business into more European countries. That’s why we are currently looking for a Chief Technology Officer (m/f) who will help us to execute our company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s web presence.

Our mission is to build an international company so that customers all over the world have the chance to find the most unique and perfect gifts for their loved ones. Join us and help build the leading online gift company in Europe.

This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings as a web-based business, leading implementation of web applications, and planning for risk and growth.

What we need you to do:

  • Oversee IT budgets to control expenses and ensure optimal ROI.
  • Evaluate, implement and maintain new technologies across web and mobile platforms.
  • Define, negotiate and manage the infrastructure strategy best appropriate for our business needs.
  • Ensure ongoing technical efficiency and optimization.
  • Develop and direct all networking safeguards to reduce the risk of outside breaches and protect sensitive internal and external client information.
  • Maintain and develop our international websites and mobile apps to ensure performance and scalability.
  • Oversee and optimize development processes and documentation in an Agile development environment.
  • Manage and develop members of the IT Department, including Back-End, Front-End and Mobile Developers.

What we need you to have:

  • 3-4 years work experience in managing web and mobile application development.
  • University degree in the field of computer science, business administration, or another relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.
  • Ability to discern user requirements and define technical architecture and specifications.
  • Deep Knowledge of Magento Community Edition v1.9x (development, maintaining, scaling, performance) is a must.
  • Skill with PHP5 (OOP, MVC), MySQL, Git, JavaScript frameworks.
  • Knowledge of ElasticSearch, Laravel, HTML, CSS would be nice to have.
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
  • Experience with Server infrastructure, computer network development and maintenance.
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to motivate in an international, team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strong communicator with fluent English.

What we offer you in return:

  • A key position in our management team.
  • The opportunity to work across teams and to play an essential part in the implementation of our platform strategy.
  • Wonderful colleagues who will welcome you with open arms.
  • Daily challenges and successes within a multicultural environment.
  • Dynamic and motivated Geschenkidee family with flat hierarchies.

Curious? Please send your CV with earliest possible starting date and salary expectations to Your contact person is Jessica.

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