Tech

CTO

Vancouver

Zolo.ca is one of the most popular national real estate marketplaces in Canada viewed by over 4 million monthly visitors. We’re looking for an experienced Technical leader to join our team.

Reporting directly to the CEO/Co-founder, this senior-level position will be instrumental in helping to expand our reach while growing the business to scale. Working with our growing team of engineers, who’ve built the nation’s largest independent tech powered brokerage, you’ll be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company while helping us achieve the company’s strategic goals. At present, we aim to grow revenue two times, year-over-year, through the decisive use of technological resources.

As a senior-level position, you will be joining our existing leadership team of successful entrepreneurs, who have collectively built and sold various sites, including one of UK’s largest dating sites — a $100 million company — and an internationally recognized ecommerce site that was instrumental in supporting the Olympics.

You are:

  • A visionary with a strong technical background
  • A leader with proven ability to take a profitable tech company to the next level
  • Both a managerial and a strategic guru
  • Dynamic and can easily communicate with stakeholders (both technical and non-technical)
  • Excited to work in an environment with upgraded code and database infrastructure while being flexible in giving some TLC to legacy items needing optimization and refinement
  • Able to understand the importance of open source contributions
  • Self motivated and have a constant hunger to adapt, develop and expand your product knowledge and excited to learn new technologies
  • Eager to share ideas and processes from prior personal side projects
  • Experienced in taking the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Excited to partner with HR to help with recruitment initiatives to help build our army of Technical Jedi
  • Experienced working with the following technologies:
    • React, React-Native
    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL
    • Node.js
    • PHP
    • Go
    • MariaDB, Elastic Search
    • Redis
    • AWS
    • Docker
    • Terraform
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • SASS
    • jQuery
    • PHP Spaghetti code (no PHP framework)
    • Working with no PHP framework

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science and Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Experience operating in both a waterfall and agile environment
  • 10+ years of hands-on Software Engineering experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deliver information to all areas of the business

Bonus Assets:

  • Experience working at or with a tech start-up
  • Previous experience as a CTO helping tech start-ups
  • Experience working in the real estate industry
  • Python or Ruby knowledge
  • Familiarity with using Phonegap or Cordova

Things we bring to the table:

  • Competitive compensation
  • One of highest revenue per employee start-ups in Canada
  • A start-up driven by changing the status quo, being positively competitive and moving the needle
  • Experienced leadership
  • Extremely fast moving
  • Family friendly - never miss a family event or dinner
  • Comprehensive benefits package
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