Five Jars Corp

  • New York City, NY

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Five Jars is looking for a Chief Technology Officer to manage the company’s technologies, engineers, IT support, and tech partners and conduct due diligence operations.

If you are an ambitious person ready to take on a new challenge and know how to manage and support software development teams, we have a great opportunity for you!

Day-to-day responsibilities

Responsibilities that candidates will have daily.

Strategy & Leadership (30%)

  • Build a technological vision for the company for 1, 3, 5 years;
  • Build Development/Support/QA team OKRs and strategy;
  • Ensuring tech strategy is aligned with business targets;
  • Build relationships with technology partners (like Lead and oversee the certification process;
  • Continuously research and build a roadmap for CMSs, frameworks, and technologies we use and will use;
  • Verify all technological practices adhere to regulatory standards and compliance;
  • Identify and implement innovative technologies that yield competitive advantage;
  • Grow the technical culture in the company
  • Be the product owner of the internal technical services, identify problems and create new technical decisions to solve it;
  • Build a learning and education roadmap for the development team (overall and individually) to grow professionally (courses, new technologies, new approaches);
  • Participate in performance reviews and help tech team members grow.

Pre-Sales (30%)

  • Attend pre-sales meetings and perform clients interview for technical direction;
  • Build architecture and estimates for new projects;
  • Preparing proposals in collaboration with the sales team;
  • Analyze the requirements and propose technical solutions;
  • Estimate projects and provide estimate reviews;
  • Present proposals to the client and represent the team from the technical standpoint;
  • Hand over won projects to delivery teams and ensure that all findings and expectations of the pre-sales phase are captured and understood;
  • Unify process of estimations;
  • Improving the quality of project estimation (understanding competitors, analyzing previous results, improving tools);

Delivery (30%)

  • Consult team and work closely on the architecture and approach with Tech Leads and Solutions Architect;
  • Consult team and work closely on the strategy and roadmap of the QA team;
  • Consult prospective and existing clients on technical solutions;
  • Serve as a bridge between sales and delivery teams;
  • Provide project delivery management and help in hiring proper people;
  • Improving the projects’ quality (implementation of processes for technical mentoring, supervision, code review, etc.);
  • Maintaining the price-quality resource balance (hiring talented juniors and helping them to grow, cooperating with the recruitment department to find high-experienced candidates for complex tasks);
  • Reducing the price of the project by reusing our experience on other projects

Marketing (10%) – non-billable

  • Build relationships and be an active technology community member (Drupal, WordPress, Symfony, etc.)
  • Build relationships and be an active member of industry-specific communities (Tessitura, YMCA and etc.)
  • Participate in marketing activities, like doing research, recording videos, and providing information for blog posts
  • Represent the company from the technical standpoint on conferences and events

Professional skills.

Required professional skills for being successful with goals and responsibilities.

Hard skills

  • Experience in a team lead, lead developer, or similar position that includes pre-sales, architecture, and technical delivery;
  • Knowledge of PHP, Drupal, Symfony, or Laravel;
  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks;
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools and processes;
  • Excellent English;
  • Pre-sales/Sales experience.


  • Responsibility and leadership by example;
  • Pro-activity and ability to find solutions to project challenges;
  • Easy to communicate ;

As a plus:

  • Open source contributions;
  • Someone from the Drupal Ukraine Community or another country Drupal community;
  • Speaking at events and conferences.

We Propose

  • 100% remote work;
  • Fair compensation;
  • Benefits such as vacation, sick leave, a day off during official national holidays;
  • Flexible schedule and 7-hour working day;
  • Regular Friday Open Microphones about different tech things from other team members;
  • Help with learning new things (courses, books, etc.);
  • Support in participating in conferences;
  • Warm and friendly working environment;
  • Flexibility in making decisions, no micromanagement;
  • Respect and support with all activities;
  • Team building and other sorts of online/offline team activities.

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