Startup CTO

MONGOOSE GRAY Published: August 18, 2020
LONDON, United Kingdom
Job Type


Have oversight of software development, product management, internal infrastructure and operations.

Because Luke didn’t just wake up with a new hand.

Manage small and large-scale projects, lasting from two to ten months.

Some of it’s like blowing up the Death Star and some of it’s like climbing a mountain on an island for three hours.

Collaborate with project managers, developers and support. As your experience grows, share your insights with the team, and mentor new recruits.

Be Luke.

Implement and champion Agile methodologies across the full software development lifecycle.

Tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans!

Prioritise development to maximise commercial benefit and returns for the business.

Be Obi-Wan.

Travel to client offices, primarily in London and within the UK.

Go to Tosche Station to pick up power converters.

Work with clients and colleagues, understand their requirements, and keep them engaged.

Be Lando.

Showcase your experience of working in DevOps-centric and AWS-hosted environments.

Because someone really goofed with that Meridian trench and thermal exhaust port.

Define the product roadmap working closely with the product managers.

Leia popped a hologram in an R2 unit in 1977. You can do a Word doc or two in 2018.

Create and maintain deliverables across the project lifecycle.

It’s not heroic, but do it right and they’ll love you. Like Chewie.

Review workflows, wireframing and data specifications, including user stories and acceptance criteria. Present client review reports/case studies and analysis. Providing status updates to the client services manager. Identify opportunities to optimize performance, promote programs, and grow accounts.

We won’t lie. This sounds like stuff C-3PO would do while everyone else is running round with lightsabers.

Manage confidential and proprietary information.

Cut someone’s hand off? Maybe wait a while before bragging you’re their dad.

You’ll need a Computer Science degree.

It’s not like you can be a scavenger or a farmhand, then suddenly save the galaxy… oh.

Useful experience: working independently with customers in the field, knowledge of high-traffic systems, translating client requirements into software, APIs and data transfer protocols.

Rey’s cool when she’s being badass. Then it turns out she’s down with the Force. Have strings to your bow.

High-quality verbal and written communication, and analytical and technical skills.

Little-known fact: Boba Fett maintained an erudite, helpful blog. At least until he fell in a pit.

Quick learner; confident; decisive; pragmatic; proactive; team worker; reliable.

Be Han.

It pays up to £125,000 plus benefits.

Yoda doesn’t get out of bed for anything less.


Send CV + covering letter. That’s right you don’t go fishing without a hook. May the force be with you.

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