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Chief Technology Officer

(8) Applicants
India 1 month ago
Finance;Business Services
ContractSkill level: Senior (7+ years)
Additional Skills:
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Organization
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Dominique Lapinid
Recruitment Professional
Job poster
About the job

One of Esteemed's clients, a FinTech startup building a proprietary trading platform and tool suite, is looking for a Fractional CTO. 


This role is primarily based in India, and has the opportunity to flex with the candidates's preferred amount of bandwidth and schedule. It can also be a long-term contract, or convert to a direct hire.


  • Current platform has no front end, so they want someone who can help decide and implement one. Back end is Python.
  • Somebody who has startup experience, this is pre-seed and launching an MVP in the next few months.
  • Ability and willingness to be hands-on, in development and DevOps, as well as strategic
  • They are open to this being long-term or contract-to-hire as well for the right person
  • Hours per week can flex with candidate’s desire. 20-40 hours a week is the goal


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction for the product roadmap, focusing on innovation and user needs.
  • Oversee the technical development team, ensuring efficient execution and high-quality code. Lead the development and implementation of new features, including data integration, strategy development tools, advanced analytics, and platform integrations.
  • Champion best practices in security, scalability, and performance optimization.
  • Collaborate with other C-suite executives (if applicable) and stakeholders to ensure the product aligns with business goals.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Deep understanding of algorithmic trading concepts, backtesting methodologies, and quantitative analysis.
  • Proven experience in building and leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • Expertise in relevant technologies like data management, machine learning, cloud computing, and low-latency execution systems.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment