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CTO in Barcelona


40,000 - €45,000
8.0 - 12.0%
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YouCheck (by Precept) is looking for a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), ready to join the team at co-founder level. Precept is Google DNI-winner startup based in Barcelona.

YouCheck ( connects journalists with expert sources. We help media offering a better, expert-based information while helping companies and organisations gaining visibility.

The CTO will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company and leading the technical development of our products and their integration. He or she will lead the development of the new SaaS based on YouCheck technology, and lead the implementation of the AI components working closely with the Data Science Engineer.

The CTO will be in charge of managing contractors and of hiring for the technical team, and will be part of the management of the company together with the CEO and CMO.

This is a hands-on role where the CTO will be expected to play a role in the design and development of the product backend.

We use React for frontend, and are considering redesigning the API backend for the development of our new SaaS product, which will be built on our existing MVP. At the moment, we also use Python, Django, Flask, Tensorflow, Pandas, and Postgres. Our infracture sits in Google Cloud and currently we use Github and CircleCI, but are open to listen to our new CTO preferences.


Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
Help departments use technology profitably
Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
Build quality assurance and data protection processes
Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
Project management of all tech-related developments, starting with the development of the new YouCheck SaaS
Managing software documentation
Managing the development and maintenance of YouCheck and other Precept’s products APIs


5+ years industry experience in back-end development in one or more of these languages: PHP, Javascript, Python, Ruby.
Expertise in DB management and SQL
Awareness and interest in Data Science technology
Experience with Devops fundamentals such as CI/CD and deployment to cloud infrastructures.
Proven man management and project management experience
Strategic thinker, excellent communication skills
Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
Ability to conduct technological analyses and research

We Offer Great Benefits Including:

Co-founder level: up to 12% equity and involvement in management
Starting competitive salary

Why You’ll Love Working with us:

Social mission: We fight for a better online information. We are part of various anti fake-news networks in Spain and abroad
Flexible working environment
Fun and friendly work environment
Office in the town center of Barcelona


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