Gust

Gust

CTO

Magnet Agency has been exclusively retained by Gust in its search for a CTO.

Gust, the global platform for the early stage investment community, is looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to assure the successful operational and technical execution of the company’s business mission through the development and deployment of internet, mobile and data products and the company’s web presence. You will report to the President of Gust, be a member of the senior management team, and work closely with Gust’s CEO, Vice President of Product Management, and other senior management team members.

The right candidate will have an advanced technical degree from a top tier institution with at least seven to ten years of combined senior development and management experience in a pair programming, test driven development based Ruby on Rails environment. In this hands on role, you will be responsible not only for leading development as the senior most developer, you will be responsible for embracing our development approach, strengthening and leading the team to improve its process, velocity and capabilities to meet aggressive development targets with high quality work. As this role will require you to further build the development team, you will need to have previous responsibilities in hiring, mentoring and managing teams as well as team organizational design. It is expected that the CTO will have tremendous problem solving, interpersonal, communication and work habit skills.

Responsibilities include

Desired Skills & Experience

Must haves

Required Technologies

Deep understanding and proven leadership in the following technologies: Heroku, Postgres, PG Backups, PandaStream, SendGrid, Websolr, Ruby on Rails, Test Driven Development, Twitter Bootstrap framework, Google Place API, LinkedIn API, Mapbox, Cucumber, Rspec, Jasmine, Airbrake, New Relic

Company Description

Gust is the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments. We enable skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit.

The vitals

We are a smart group of 25+ employees located in the heart of New York’s Silicon Alley. In our office, you’ll find an open layout of people that are energetic, move quickly, speak 10 languages, and collaborate incessantly. Breakfast on Mondays, lunch on Wednesdays, Company happy hours, and full-day outings are weaved into our social fabric.

We have fun, but are serious about providing the best experience for our users. We recently won the 2012 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Collaboration / Social Networking Solution. Gust was also awarded the 2012 SWIFT Innotribe Most Innovative Financial Technology Company in North America and in 2011, Breakthrough Angel Product of the Year by EBAN (the European Business Angel Network association). Our goals are clear, our ambitions are high, and our team is stacked.