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CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
 
Title: CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Category: Wholesale / Reselling Sales
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
We’re Swoon.

The reason we’re here is to make design-led furniture affordable. Why? Because our homes play a massive role in our health and happiness. And that stuff matters.

Now to you. We’re on the hunt for a Chief Technology Officer. If you’re looking for anything other than an industry-redefining, throw-every-ounce-of-your-being into it, but highly rewarding opportunity, we suggest you quietly retreat. But if your pulse has just quickened, then you’d better get scrolling.

Requirements

We’re not going to list out what skills we’re looking for. Or put a bullet on how many years’ experience you should have. Or ask for you to tell us about a time you led a team to do X Y or Z. Why? Because we’re taking it as a given that you can talk the talk and walk the CTO walk. Instead, let’s talk about what we want to do. Where we want Swoon to go. And how we want you to help get us there.

Our whole business is run on technology and we use it to solve three problems endemic in the sector. No more guesswork (tech will help us design our winners). No more stock-piling (tech will predict demand). No failure (tech will eliminate breakdown in our supply chain and achieve true cost optimisation). And with you on board, it’s going to transform retail.

As our CTO, you’re going to be shifting the landscape, forever. That’s the day job.

No biggie. That, and building up our tech for the future. That, and scaling us for international expansion (yep, global change. And if that scares you, this job probably isn’t for you). We’re not after a few new features here and a bit of code there to make the website work (well we are, but presume that’ll be done before your morning flat white). We want you to design, build and develop our own technology to do everything we’ve mentioned. And you’ll have a cool £20m to do it with.

We want you to make us fly.

If you think you’ve got what we're looking for, then send us your CV and tell us why.

Benefits

Competitive salary Share options programme Wellbeing allowance Pension scheme Private medical cover Perkbox voucher/discount platform Your birthday as an additional day off Increasing holiday allowance with tenure Friends & family discount About Swoon

Established in 2012, and backed by Index Ventures (Deliveroo, Dropbox) and Octopus Investments (Zoopla, Secret Escapes), we’re on a mission to be a global online interiors brand; making homes remarkable through distinctive design, beautiful craft and fair prices.

Swoon is an advocate for people who believe that home is a sanctuary and has the power to physically affect our health and happiness. Our customers are stylish and savvy professionals who are time-poor but thought-rich; they demand the best out of life.

We call them Hip & Humble, the obsessive creators of homes that constantly evolve with ideas that are as unique as their owners.

Swoon’s business model helps to fulfil the interior desires of the Hip & Humble. Our Fast & Responsive Design Process enables us to launch new designs every day, initially in a small batch. And our direct-to-consumer brand, without the traditional retail overheads, ensures our designs are not only distinctive but affordable too. We use real-time sales data to test demand very quickly and then scale production on only the most popular pieces.

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