Founding CTO (m/f/d)

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Wanna go big with us?
In close cooperation with our partner, a confidential company in the music and sound industry, we are seeking an experienced and visionary Founding CTO (m/f/d) in Zurich (CH). Together with the CEO you will be in charge of the foundation and design of a one-of-its-kind tech start-up that develops innovative IT solutions that establish trust and reliability in media in the age of AI.

Be the pioneer in defining and designing the technological direction and product development of cutting-edge technology for identifying manipulated media content. Sounds good? Let's talk!

For reasons of confidentiality, no name of our partner nor details regarding qualifications, expertise or responsibilities will be divulged in this JD. In order to enter the process, it will be necessary to sign a confidentiality agreement / NDA prior to a first call.


Your tasks

  • As part of the founding team, you will develop and execute the future IT strategy and design the underlying IT roadmap including an innovative product vision in close coordination with the CEO
  • You will be responsible for building and leading a talented tech team and expanding the team up to 10 employees, including the development of appropriate team structures and culture
  • You will drive the development of innovative robust customer-centric IT solutions together with your team of experts
  • You will play a key role in fundraising activities including sourcing and pitching investors the new innovative solutions and building long-term and trusting relationships with them
  • You have a holistic view of the purpose, business strategy and technology of the company and are committed to the successful contribution of your team to it


Your profile

  • You have advanced hands-on experience in AI or machine learning preferably with the delivery of end-to-end data solutions
  • You have experience in the creation and realization of digital products from the early idea stage throughout prototyping to implementation
  • You have extensive experience in building start-ups or alike set-ups and therefore have strong skills in managing and building distributed, English-speaking teams
  • You have the ability to communicate target group-oriented and are interested in working with investors to secure funding
  • You are able and willing to work in a fast-moving environment with a high level of complexity


Your Benefits

  • Flexible location: Zurich, Switzerland plus flexible remote working options
  • Meaningful work: You will have a strong impact in shaping a one-of-a-kind digital AI product
  • Modern tech stack: Your experiences drive the product and tech stack, make it your own!
  • Salary: Competitive salary package with equity options (please note, that due to confidentiality no figures will be communicated in this JD)
In an exclusive collaboration with our partner, we assure you a smooth, efficient, highly individual and first and foremost confidential process.
Nadine is your point of contact and more than happy to answer any upcoming questions (, Mobil: +49 151 703 771 68).

Let’s get in touch! You can send us your documents directly through the 'Apply Now' button - quickly, in compliance with data protection, and, above all, completely confidential. Please allow some time for screening, we will get back to you quickly!

We look forward to getting to know you!


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