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Please note the position will be equity only until revenues have built up or we’ve accomplished significant progress with our fundraising activities.

 

Best Gay Life is a lifestyle brand that strives for social change and cultural integration in the LGBTQ+ communities. We’re funded by our monthly subscription and membership service, which delivers personalised curated underwear and personal care subscription boxes, loaded with exclusive rewards from top retailers, and entertainment products to our customers

Our blog provides content on culture, entertainment, lifestyle, and more.

Our podcast delivers content on top travel places, trendy LGBTQ+ spots & events, interviews, entertainment, lifestyle tips and more!

Our purpose and vision

We believe in the positive promotion of the LGBTQ+ communities living their best gay life, providing products and services for our communities and allies

Our mission

To provide products and services for the LGBTQ+ communities and our allies

Our values

We believe in good humour and a good heart, always putting our customers’ journey first.

Overview

The company is looking for a Chief Technology Officer who can be entrusted with the remit and mandate of a Co-Founder and is expected to stay in for the long haul. Since the start-up is in the money raising stage, the Chief Technology Officer along with the Co Founders & Chief Executive is expected to play an important role in this milestone in the company’s history.

You’ll be able to hit the ground running, delivering from day one. This will transition to more strategy focused as the team/business scales up.

Technically leading by example, feeling as comfortable in the boardroom as you do working through problems with a technical team, building a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and technical excellence and guiding from the front within software development

You will set a technological vision for the company, steer its development, establish how technology will be used in the company and ensure the technological resources meet the company's short and long-term needs.

Develop and successfully launch the MVP, plan product version and tech updates, study user feedback and own its ongoing maintenance and performance.

Please note the position will be equity only until revenues have built up or we’ve accomplished significant progress with our fundraising activities.

 

Desired knowledge

You will be skilled in software engineering; API integrations & development; data & database creation; building e-commerce style mobile and web solutions from scratch; WordPress and PHP; Agile; Design and coding.

Desired skills

Entrepreneurial, strategic, innovative, collaborative and importantly a driven hands-on technologist who thinks about technology as a product as well as a platform and who comprehends the commercial trade-offs within overall business objectives. Full stack development skills. Open to risk (nothing is guaranteed, particularly in a new start-up and you embrace this risk and see it as a chance to do something new).

Desired Experience 

Someone who has worked on product teams: as a team or tech lead looking for their first chief technology role. Knows how to build and guide a product tech team, small or large.

Previous roles in a start-up environment, working at board level, fundraising with angels and venture capitalists is beneficial. You will have previously founded a successful business or would have been involved in the SEED stages of a startup.

This is a hands-on role as a full stack developer who has designed, and built products (web applications); in development and coding.

You may have represented an organisation externally through industry events, conferences, public speaking and in front of regulatory bodies.

 

Please note the position will be equity only until revenues have built up or we’ve accomplished significant progress with our fundraising activities.

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