Portfolio CTO, gt.school (Remote) - $640,000/year USD

Job ID: 4646

Are you an accomplished software architect who is hitting a ceiling in your company? Are you looking for the next step, perhaps a bridge to a high-level CTO role? If so, GT School is looking to build the next generation of educational software for gifted and talented ("GT") children, and we have a role for you!

We are GT School, and we are going to change gifted and talented lives forever. We believe educational software has become stale, and gifted children are missing out on enrichment that could change the trajectory of their future. We want to make the next generation of educational software for the top 10% of young learners. 

This role requires you to make long-term, strategic technical architecture decisions for our portfolio of educational products. You will review specs from Product CTOs and manage a specific portfolio of products. We're creating an educational software metaverse, and your decisions should last over a 10-year horizon.

If you're deeply technical – and you believe you have a great sense of where technology is trending and what it can do for gifted education – then we want to hear from you!

What you will be doing
  • Create full specs: learn about problems facing users and then make important technical and long-term architectural decisions using logic, data, and domain knowledge 
  • Coaching: provide written, technical, and actionable feedback to authors of technical specifications to improve the quality of their work
What you will NOT be doing
  • Managing an engineering team's day-to-day work
  • Making decisions without careful logic or showing your work
  • Speaking to customers
Key Responsibilities

This role delivers a simplified product architecture via a series of important technical decisions to define a long-term roadmap for a next-generation educational software product and its features

Candidate Requirements
  • Experience as the most senior technical design decision-maker for a software engineering organization of at least 150 people
  • 15+ years of experience making important architecture and design decisions on software projects
  • 2+ years of experience writing production-quality code
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$640k/year ($320/hour)



full-time Job

40 hours/week any timezone

Employment Type

Long-term role

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