CTO - Chief Technical Officer

CTO - Chief Technical Officer

  • 40 rue de l'Echiquier, Paris, 75010
  • Permanent contract 
    Starting date:
    €85K to 120K
    Occasional remote
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: > 5 years

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    PandaScore provides real-time esports statistics & odds.

    We’re building the data infrastructure that will take the industry to the next level using AI and deep esports expertise. Top teams, bookmakers, fantasy apps and media companies use PandaScore to get the best esports data.

    Why are we doing all this? 🤷

    Video games have changed the way we experience entertainment, and now esports is catching up to and in some cases, exceeding the popularity of traditional sports with younger generations. Esports is experiencing the same evolution as traditional sports has gone through over past decades, but in just a few years. The growth is truly incredible.

    At PandaScore we want to help the growth of esports by providing data and odds to businesses. We want to have the most reliable and accurate data so great products can be built in esports. Our customers rely on us for fast and accurate real-time that powers millions in revenue each month. If you work at PandaScore, you truly have an impact on the entire ecosystem.

    We also strongly believe that AI will revolutionize both esports and traditional sports. That’s what we’re here for.

    Job description

    We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join PandaScore and lead our engineering team to new heights!

    As part of our leadership team (C-levels), you will play an essential role in driving technical innovation, excellence & product vision.

    At PandaScore we believe fun, performance & friendliness go hand in hand and we are seeking a CTO who embodies these values and fosters a collaborative work culture.

    Your missions 🏀

    Act as a strategic business partner

    • Develop a deep understanding of our business & the betting industry to identify opportunities for innovation and build our engineering strategy accordingly

    • Build the right technology, product & organisation to establish PandaScore as the No.1 esport data provider alongside our Chief of Data

    • Work with our partners to find the best technical solutions to integrate and accelerate revenue

    Lead the team

    • Lead & mentor our diverse engineering team (10+ people), including developers, product managers & designers, to achieve their full potential & thrive in their roles

    • Create a supportive & inclusive work environment that values well-being, personal and professional growth, and open communication

    • Foster a culture of continuous learning, innovation, performance and cross-functional collaboration, where everyone’s ideas are heard, and teamwork is encouraged

    Elevate what engineering means

    • Drive innovation & experimentation, ensuring PandaScore remains at the forefront of the esport & betting technology landscape

    • Challenge the status quo and constantly seek ways to elevates engineering processes, methodology and culture


    • Lead all aspects of the development lifecycle, from strategic planning, design/Architecture, development, testing, and integration to maintenance

    • Collaborate with other teams, such as sales and customer support to ensure that our products meet the needs of our customers

    Our friendly, team-oriented culture encourages collaboration and innovation, and we need someone with leadership skills to enhance our engineering team. If you are a skilled technologist who values teamwork and can balance strategic thinking with hands-on technical expertise, and are willing to roll up your sleeves and work alongside the team when needed, this role is for you! 💪

    Preferred experience

    • 5y+ experience in start up, ideally as a co-founder, or as technical lead/CTO, being part of board/Exco decision taking

    • Effective leader & team-player, who knows how to build & lead high-performing teams, coach, mentor, and motivate diverse team members

    • Business acumen, with a solid understanding of business drivers & metrics and the ability to identify opportunities for technical innovation that can drive revenue growth and competitive advantage

    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts and ideas to both technical & non-technical stakeholders, and build strong relationships with partners & customers

    • Hands-on technical experience, with the ability to dive in and work with the team when needed plus a desire to stay hands during the first months

    • Adaptability, with the ability to adapt to changing business and technological environments, and a willingness to experiment, take calculated risks, and pivot strategy when necessary

    Required Technical Skills

    • Strong experience with Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure, preferably with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

    • Strong experience in designing, building, and maintaining high-performance and scalable public APIs, and a deep understanding of RESTful API design principles and best practices

    • Proficiency in designing and building scalable, fault-tolerant microservices architectures

    • Hands-on experience with RabbitMQ or other message brokers

    • Expertise in real-time data processing, stream processing, and event-driven architecture

    • Strong understanding of database technologies such as SQL and NoSQL, and experience with designing data models and building data pipelines

    • Experience with Gitlab CI/CD (or similar) and infrastructure as code tools like Ansible or Terraform

    • Excellent understanding of software development processes and methodologies, including agile development and DevOps

    Bonus Technical Skills

    • Familiarity with machine learning and AI concepts and their applications

    • Expertise in security and networking

    • Proficiency in Python, Elixir, Node or Ruby

    What’s in it for you 🎁

    🎮 Video game credits 🤘

    🚇 Central office in Paris with a gaming room (PS4, PCs, Switch)

    💎 At PandaScore we want everyone to be involved in the success of the company and we reward both individual and collective efforts by offering company Stock Options (French BSPCEs)

    🐼 Work in a cool environment where people matter and have fun together while growing with the company

    🧘‍♀️ Other usual perks (health insurance, transportation participation, lunch coupon)

    🌏 Remote friendly

    Recruitment process

    During the different discussions, you will meet several members of the company, this way you get to know more about us, and we get to know more about you.

    • Discovery call 👀

    • Product & strategic discussion 👾

    • Technical assessment 🧠

    • Team immersion 🐼

    • Reference check 📞


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