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CTO for Fintech-ScaleUP/Regulated Firm at Astel Ventures

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • $65,000 - $80,000 a year
  • -
  • ABOUT US :


    ● We help CEOs with their fundraising process, making it more streamlined and efficient by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and API integrations. So far we raised over $21million for founders using our platform.

    ● We have a SAAS business model, we also invest a portion of our success fee into companies we fundraise for. We become their investor, long-term partner as startups join our portfolio.

    ● We are on a journey to become a leading AI deal-making platform aiming to grow from our current 7 portfolio companies ($30m revenue) to over 150 companies with $1Billion in revenue and $12 Billion in EV.Our current portfolio company CEOs, combined have had over $11.3 Billion in exits.

    ● Our portfolio is split into the following verticals : AI, Fintech and Sport Tech investments. Moving forward we also aim to back companies that have impact-driven approach and female-led.

    ● We have 30+ years of venture capital, private equity, private banking and technology experience.


    Role Description

    1. We are looking for an experienced CTO that had deep technical knowledge, can get really hands-on on and deliver code the right way. You will be working directly with the CEO.
    2. We are open to flexible working including remote team members.
    3. CTO will also have the ability to work on product improvement and use their commercial skills if they have the background.
    4. We are a lean team that is looking for a person who will play an important role within the business on the technical development side.
    5. We will offer a base salary and a very competitive equity share offer as well.



    What you Will Be Responsible For:


    ● Drive Technological Advancement: Spearhead the development and optimization of tech alongside the third-party partners. You will choose the right technologies the team will build with. Ensure timely delivery and top-notch quality.

    ● Hiring and Manage Budgets: Hire and manage a talented team of developers, AI experts, and data scientists, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. Efficiently manage technical budgets and allocate resources for maximum impact.

    ● Shape Technical Roadmap: Collaborate closely with the team to define and execute the technical product roadmap. Embracing the startup ethos and contributing to strategic decisions.

    ● Ensure Security: Guarantee the security, integrity, and scalability of the mobile application as it scales.

    ● Funding & Rasing: Be in technical discussions with pitching to VC/ Investors.

    • Good knowledge of Vue.js

    • Expert knowledge of Python, Django and Flask

    • Experience with API Development and microservice architecture

    • Familiarity with object-oriented design and design patterns

    • Comfortable with CI/CD through dev, stage, UAT and production

    • Experience working within an agile development team and peer reviewing code

    • The ability to estimate technical effort, licensing and hosting costs and clearly communicate them to non-technical users

    • The ability to highlight technical risks and communicate potential mitigation strategies to a Project Manager to enable them to make informed decisions.

    • Plan, design and write automated tests, including unit tests using JEST and PyTest

    • Expertise with development methodologies such as DDD, BDD and TDD


    The successful individual should be:

    • An excellent communicator - able to communicate technical information succinctly and meaningfully to non-technical colleagues and clients

    • Comfortable contributing to workshops with various stakeholders to define technical requirements.

    • Able to work as part of a team, working closely with Front end developers and DevOps engineers.

    • Able to plan; spotting technical risks, issues and dependencies and communicating the impact of these to the project team (with enough lead time to do something about them)

    A self-starter, comfortable working autonomously when needed and being proactive in getting information to move work along when needed

    • Used to working in an agency environment, familiar with working to budgets, schedules, completing timesheets, participating in stand ups and providing progress updates


    Technical skills required:


    • Python, Django and Flask

    • Experience with CSS / SCSS and component design implementation

    • GCP

    • SQL & NoSQL databases

    • CI/CD experience using products such as GitLab Pipelines, Optopus, Jenkins etc. • Docker

    • TDD/Unit Testing


    What we give in return

    People are our biggest asset and we work hard to make sure Astel Ventures is not only a fun place to work but also provides a platform for you to grow.

    Mentorship. You will be working as part of a talented and experienced team. Our passion and desire to do great work is infectious.


    Training. Learning new skills, get exposure to our leading Advisory board who have decades of experience. We provide the time to help you grow.


    Social life. We have so much going on at Astel Ventures; all designed to help you form friendships with your colleagues including monthly socials, free lunches and much more.

    Benefits. We reward our people generously for their hard work. This includes enhanced leave for years of service and days off for voluntary work.

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