Chief Technology Officer

Helvengo AG in Zurich area

2020-12-31

Contact

Benedikt Andreas
benedikt@helvengo.ch


Function

Finance and Insurance
Software developer, Full time

Offering Equity

Yes

About Helvengo
Helvengo is an insurtech company based in Zurich that revolutionizes the way that small and medium sized companies cover their business risks through innovative insurance products. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we know how challenging starting and running a business can be at times and therefore want to alleviate some of the pain that entrepreneurs face when dealing with business insurance today. We feel comfortable in pursuing this audacious goal as our founding team has vast experience in technology and leading insurtech companies. As the first employees of Europe’s No.1 insurtech, we have gained valuable experience on how to found a business and supported scaling it to become a unicorn. At Helvengo, we apply these learnings to replicate this success.

For this journey that is fueled by our first investment round from renowned investors, we are looking for an experienced CTO to join our management team.

Your responsibilities

  • You are the lead software engineer and software architect for Helvengo

  • You are responsible for ing and implementing the right technologies and software architectures to create a scaling digital product.

  • While you will be the main software developer at the beginning, you are also responsible for building up an internal software development team for Helvengo and coordinate the work of external software engineers and nearshoring partners.

    What we are looking for

  • an entrepreneurial thinker: We enable our customers & distribution partners to become worry-free entrepreneurs. Therefore, having a passion for entrepreneurship ourselves is of utmost importance to be able to think in a customer-centric way.

  • technical affinity: You make our applications user-friendly and take ownership for agile software development and continuous integration.

  • an independent, technical visionary with great team spirit: You will get a high degree of participation, corresponding responsibility and personal development opportunities. We challenge and support each other to make our customers and distribution partners happy.

  • Eager to learn: Challenges will arise naturally and we are there to solve them together. You want to learn a lot and grow personally and professionally? Helvengo is the place!

  • Our goal is to build an international business across borders: To achieve this, effective communication is key, so you speak and write German and English fluently, any additional languages are a plus.

    Your qualifications

  • You have multi-year project experience as a technical product owner, (senior) software engineer, (senior) software architect or a similar position.

  • You worked with the technologies .NET Core, Postgres, GraphQL in your studies, with previous employers or in your spare time and can build software solutions with them without any problems.

  • You have experience with complex database models, software architectures and APIs and are able to take on a technical lead position.

  • Ideally you have already gained experience with Docker and Kubernetes environments and you have an idea what DevOps is.

  • Ideally you have startup experience and know what it takes to start and build a business from a technical perspective.

    What you can expect

  • Entrepreneurial journey: You can join and shape a promising insurtech startup from day 1

  • Diversity: The challenges that you will be facing will be diverse in nature - so will be the international team that you are solving the challenges with

  • Creativity: We are not just the next big blue insurance company, we want to be different. To create the best ideas, be ready for some creative whiteboard sessions!

  • Growth: We believe that we can only excel, if we get better every day - both personally and professionally. This means that transparency and feedback is not just a company value on the wall, but a weekly routine.

  • Startup work & life: Free coffee and drinks have become a commodity in the tech world by now and no worries - you will get them at Helvengo as well. However, for us culture is a lot more than that. A great office location with a view on Lake Zurich, events and social exchanges allow for creating a strong culture and are only some of the things that make us a unique place to work.

    Interested?

    Then let us know by sending us your CV or Linkedin profile via email ​to hr@helvengo.ch. No need for a cover letter, but please send us a sentence or two in your email why you would like to work with us.

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