Company: Cogs Agency
Location: London




£100,000 a year

This is a great opportunity for a candidate to join as a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and play a pivotal role in developing, delivering and supporting the web technology platform and web applications for a FinTech startup. The role will combine tech and CTO responsibilities.

The CTO will be their first internal technical hire and must be willing to take a hands-on approach in the short to mid term. The two key projects in the next 12 months are the implementation of a new design for the Front-End of the website and smartphone App and to design, architect and implement a new back-end architecture.

Currently the site architecture is built in Zend Framework/PHP, to Drupal 8. The CTO will be responsible for taking the final decision on which framework/tech stack we use going forward. You will be responsible for helping design and implementing the architecture to manage the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

Qualifications & Experience

A highly experienced full-stack developer is preferred. Backend development is essential, frontend experience, app development and DevOps experience, are all highly desirable. Previous experience of working within a start-up, especially experience building and managing a technical team from scratch, would be very advantageous.

– Solid background in structured code frameworks

– Good understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

– Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS and SASS

– Good knowledge of PHP, MySQL in a LAMP set up and modern PHP frameworks such as Zend and experience in JavaScript, JS Libraries/Frameworks, jQuery HTML, CSS and GIT

  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance

– User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

– Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system

If you’re interested in this position it would be brilliant to discuss it with you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me on