CTO possible Co-Founder
Travoom - Santa Monica, CA
Are you a CTO, with startup experience, have you developed a network or marketplace? If so, read on...
We are building a brand that is synonymous with real-time discovery, that wil ultimatley become the largest repository for bucket list travel experiences, the first of its kind in travel.
We are building a social network and a marketplace for bucket list travel experiences that promotes discovery, contributing and sharing on a global scale. 85% of tour operators globally are not ecommerce capable, and China is our initial target market!
Top Reasons to Work with Us
- Undiscovered category with unlimited upside, 500 Billion dollars today and growing
- Get in on the ground floor
- Own our technology!
What You Will Be Doing
- Helping to develope a world class culture from day one
- Building multiple small teams of great people, web, mobile, AI teams driven by user growth
- Social first, scaling user growth at all cost, building a viral growth mobile platform by integrating travoom with Facebook, Instgram and Pinterest
- Experience at building a business at scale
Startup Experience a must
Major Responsibilities: Help build a great team, a small team of really smart people, upgrade the current technology stack, develope a mobile app, the AI team will drive personalization unique to travel, we think there is a lot of talented international AI students out there looking to be involved in something great, we need help finding the best students. Growth and scaling as quickly as possible is our priority, understanding viral growth a must, download the Pinterest app and understand the simplicity of that platform and you will get an idea of what we are after.
Strategy & Planning
Identify opportunities and risks, including
identification of competitive services, opportunities for
innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical
hurdles to the business success.
Evaluate and identify
appropriate technology platforms (including web/platform/device
application frameworks and the deployment stacks) for delivering the
Execute strategic planning to achieve business goals
by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting
timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of a viral growth business.
Participate as a member of the exec
management team in establishing governance processes of direction and
control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed
appropriately and the organization’s resources are used responsibly,
particularly in the areas of software development, office networks and
computers, and telecommunications.
Implementation & Deployment
Successful in leading cross-functional teams in architectural
designs, development and deployment across the globe. Extensive
experience in multi-tier application design and development,
Service-Oriented-Architecture, mobile and Internet based technologies,
Knowledge & Experience
Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend technologies that support company organizational needs.
Establish a governance process that meets government, partner, and company expectations for customer information privacy.
development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security
plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
the company’s data and servers.
Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.
Select/maintain a software revision control system and repository.
Select and set up web-based
internal communications systems, such as a wiki, blog, chatroom, project
management, and bug tracking systems (in the absence of a system
Collaborate with potential customers to
develop use cases (or user stories) and specifications that describe the
implementation of the company’s services.
with User Experience Designers and potential customers to prepare
wireframes or mockups of prototypes of the company’s web/platform/device
Select and manage company staff or outsourced vendors.
Select or define the company’s software development methodology.
Establish a specification conformance and testing regimen based on user stories and the User Experience design.
Promulgate coding conventions and documentation standards.
Review current best practices for the selected Saas/Paas implementations and establish the initial architecture.
Establish an application deployment process and supervise deployment to staging and production servers
Support the marketing process by providing
implementation of technical requirements for Internet marketing and
search engine optimization.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry
trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices
by attending relevant conferences and reading widely (including reading
your peers’ blogs!).
Define and communicate company
values and standards for acquiring or developing systems, equipment, or
software within the company.
Share knowledge, mentor, and
educate the organization’s investors, management, staff, partners,
customers, and stakeholders with regard to the company’s technological
vision, opportunities, and challenges.
Promote achievement of the company’s business
goals within a context of community collaboration by developing policies
for sharing software code, technological innovation, business
processes, and other intellectual property.
- Formal Education & Certification
- University degree in the field of computer science,
business administration, or another rigorous discipline. An advanced
degree in one these fields is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.
- Creative problem solver who can courageously propose and support new ideas to bring travel and adventure to more people worldwide.
- Ability to adapt. An ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to solve a broad range of problems using a wide array of technologies.
- Comfortable with ambiguity, shifting priorities and general growth pains of an early-stage technology company
- Exceptional entrepreneurial judgment that fosters independence over micro-management
- Strong work ethic and ability to deliver high-quality results in a fast-paced work environment
- Detail oriented and organized with superior analytical abilities
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
- Compensation will be a package of Salary, Bonus and Equity depending upon experience and quantifiable contributions to profitability
Part time help during fundraising
Travoom.com is located in beautiful Santa Monica, we are privately held and rapidly growing!
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