THE COMPANY

In 2011, we invented Hashtag Printing. Today, our products have been featured at over 1,500 events in 200 cities across the globe, including events like The Grammys, The Olympics, The Super Bowl, Comic-Con, and many more.

You can find our offices in 10 countries wrapping the globe. We’ve achieved all this while staying under 20 people in our main New York office and keeping a fun and relaxed environment.

ABOUT YOU

We’re looking for an experienced, hands-on engineer with strong leadership skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. We’ve gotten very far with a skeleton tech team and now we’re looking for someone to ensure we can keep up with our sales while paving the way for the future. The right candidate has a broad skillset in software engineering and ideally some experience with hardware products. You’ll be working on a diverse set of tasks including building/scaling products and platform, new MVPs and working with the CMO on website performance and scaling the business. We’re a young company that needs a CTO who is results driven and can strike the right balance between ‘doing it the right way’, and ‘gets things done`.

THE JOB

As the technology leader at Luster, your first job is to build out the technology team. Second, set the company on a course towards having a solid product foundation and efficient internal tools for sales and operations departments including greater i18n support for future expansion. Third, work on new MVPs and make our current products better. Your job is to realize our vision for the future of technology in the event space.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Hire and lead an excellent technology team
  • Create and execute the product development roadmap
  • Oversee, guide and continue to improve the development process
  • Be part of the senior management team in shaping the future of the company and product vision
  • Expand our products globally
  • Oversee development and production of hardware products

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong leadership experience in tech startups or small/medium business
  • 7+ years of professional background in software development and still be hands on today
  • Experience working with senior management team and capability of communicating tech terminology to business partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience making business cases for Tech-sponsored projects
  • Experience projecting and managing the budget for a project and for a team
  • Experience taking products global
  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on approach to business
  • Experience with multiple software development processes and technology
  • Experience developing comprehensive product roadmaps in complex multi-product environments
  • Comp Sci or equivalent training
  • Experience with linux / sysadmin / ops / aws
  • Experience with python / django / postgres / redis
  • OpenCV and embedded firmware programming experience is a bonus
  • Experience with hardware products is a plus

BENEFITS

  • Join a unique team building a company unlike any other. Have the opportunity to make a real impact
  • Fun and creative work environment. We challenge ourselves to learn something new every day
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • We encourage employees to take as much vacation they feel is appropriate, necessary, and/or desired. As long as goals are being met, there is no cap.

OUR CULTURE

We have a laid-back environment where everyone expects everyone else to do great work without needing to be chased or prodded. We rely heavily on each other to deliver the best work possible. We like to celebrate our wins and enjoy life. The company gathers on Friday afternoons to have a beverage and highlight that week’s successes. During the year we have company day-outs where we’ve gone zip-lining, paint-balling, and go-karting. Help us decide our next team activity.