We are looking for you: Chief Technology Officer


Venture Team: Sustragil

Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF. We offer an unconventional startup environment with plenty of space for creativity. From early validation to successful commercialization, all Venture Teams are supported by experienced entrepreneurs and investors, who have built startups and new businesses from scratch.

Our Venture Team SUSTRAGIL redesigns the safety data sheet management and experience. The venture is looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business. You will communicate internally, with stakeholders and towards customers to ensure our company’s technical core is used appropriately and develops in line with our vision.

You get the opportunity to shape the concept for a unique cloud-based product. Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role.

We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends related to digital platforms.

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Your role

  • Develop the venture’s technology roadmap for best-fitting implementation of our vision
  • Ensure technologies are used efficiently, profitably and securely
  • Evaluate and implement new systems and infrastructure as necessary
  • Adapt technological to business strategy
  • Build, monitor and be responsible for meaningful KPIs
  • Communicate technology strategy internally, to partners and investors
  • Manage external tech provider in line with the product description
  • Build inhouse tech team

You offer

  • Proven experience as a CTO or similar role
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • In-depth knowledge on cloud-based systems and potential pitfalls and shortcomings
  • In-depth knowledge on master data architecture (e.g. semantics)
  • In-depth knowledge on highly scalable architectures (e.g. event driven, interaction model)
  • In-depth knowledge on operationalization and scaling of (multi-) cloud services
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Agile mind set (see agile manifesto)
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus

We offer

  • A unique working place in an emerging business supported by the business accelerator CHEMOVATOR of a leading chemical company
  • Exciting challenges in a dynamic market environment
  • A highly motivated and open-minded team
  • Attractive working environment in one of the most appealing cities in Germany, Münster North Rhine Westphalia
  • The opportunity to actively influence the further development and participate in success of SUSTRAGIL and, of course, a competitive salary

Are you interested?

Join the founding team of an early venture idea with plenty of space for your own ideas.

Please contact Thomas Janssen (0151 215 541 31), Adrian von Mühlenen (0172 86 99 530) or sustragil@chemovator.com.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!