Folklore Ventures
Folklore Ventures

Chief Technology Officer



Software Engineering, IT
Newmarket CB8, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Chief Technology Officer

Reports to: CEO

Location: Hybrid - Newmarket - ideally 3-days on-site, 1-day WFH

Hours: 32 hours across a 4-day week (no salary sacrifice)

Salary: £110,000 - £140,000

Product: Group Level, Wonde, Evouchers & Secure Schools

Who we are and what is important to us:

Beyond unifies three technology-driven brands, Wonde, Evouchers and Secure Schools.

Each brand shares a vision to reduce the friction of adapting technology, to help customers navigate an often overwhelming area and provide powerful solutions that make their everyday life easier.

The three brands run independently with the autonomy to continue to prosper although as part of the Beyond team, you’ll join a wider, supportive environment where you’ll be able to pull on the expertise and capabilities of the group.

We do not limit ourselves to standing still. We look ahead and strive to disrupt the sector we operate in. We believe technology should not be complicated or overwhelming. It should do what it says - quickly, safely and efficiently.

Job snapshot:

As our Chief Technology Officer, you will be at the forefront of driving technological advancements across the group, shaping the future of Beyond and our portfolio of products. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary leader with a strong technical background who excels in both strategic thinking and technical contributions.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with the group's objectives
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to ensure technology initiatives align with Beyond’s vision and mission
  • Provide opinion on the product development process, offering discussion on coding, architecture and design
  • Offer insights surrounding coding, debugging and problem-solving to contribute to the development of robust and scalable solutions
  • Provide PHP and Laravel expertise to the team, supporting the architecture, development and maintenance of efficient solutions
  • Lead by example, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in coding, software engineering, and product development
  • Champion robust security practices across the entire development lifecycle
  • Identify opportunities for technology-driven enhancements and efficiencies across Beyond
  • Oversee and encourage robust processes for quality assurance and ongoing improvement
  • Foster a culture of innovation, encouraging the team to explore new technologies and methodologies
  • Set technical standards and ensure adherence to best practices in software development
  • Work closely with other departments, such as Product Management and Marketing, to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor landscape to inform strategic decisions