Due to a high number of applicants, we can no longer admit new candidates. However, should a second wave of interviews be planned and you wish to be included, or if you want to stay informed about other technology leadership positions at In The Pocket, please contact emma.braeye@inthepocket.com


First things first: allow us to introduce ourselves. In The Pocket is a fast-growing digital product studio. We represent a new generation of digital services, centered around product and platform development. Our engineering skills and our technological vision set us apart from the competition. 

What does it mean to be CTO of In The Pocket? As our CTO, it’s your role to nurture our engineering culture and create a context for innovation and excellence. You oversee the company's IT strategy and define our way of working from a technical perspective (security, compliance, quality,...). These responsibilities are rooted in a sharp vision. A vision on where we need to play and how we can win in a fast-paced and volatile world of digital services.

Do you have it in you? We are looking for an experienced leader, with a solid technical background and a proven track record in strategic and team management. A true enabler: for talented individuals to flourish, for engineering teams to excel and for the company to seize the opportunity to become a prominent player in the European field. In The Pocket’s CTO is the technological leader of the company, reports to the CEO and is part of the core management team. 

Responsibilities

Shaping and executing our technological vision & strategy

  • You’re capable of setting a vision for how technology will be used in the company. For our clients, for internal use and to support our strategic objectives
  • You foster a culture of excellence, curiosity and thought leadership for ITP’s engineers
  • You lead the way to implement technology strategies by:
    • Staying on top of technology trends and developments
    • Leading your team in identifying, comparing, selecting and implementing technology solutions and partnerships to meet our current and future needs
    • Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards

Quality and effectiveness

  • You safeguard the quality and effectiveness of our product development and IT services 
    • Quality & Compliance (technical delivery) 
    • DevOps & SRE

      • Quality of our ‘run’ operations
      • SLAs, monitoring, deployments, testing, CI/CD,..
  • You are responsible for estimations, risk and profitability in large accounts

Certifications and compliance

  • You know your way around company certifications & compliance
  • You explore, obtain and maintain relevant certifications for our work and objectives  (ISO-27001, ISO for medical devices,…)

Budgets

You manage multiple budgets to help ITP stand out from the crowd in terms of excellence and innovation

Partnerships

You’re eager to explore and exploit partnership opportunities and platform vendor relations

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proven experience as CTO or similar leadership role
  • Extensive industry knowledge
  • Advanced technological skill set and a demonstrated history with technology
  • Exceptional team management and people skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Problem-solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication skills 

Additional information

In The Pocket is organised in autonomous teams consisting of developers, designers and product managers. By being part of one and the same team, they can develop a product from start to finish. Because every team carries responsibility, working at In The Pocket means accepting a high level of autonomy. We rely on trust and openness, and sharing our learning curve. At In The Pocket there’s time to experiment and budget to develop yourself. 

On a personal level we are looking for a colleague who shares our values.

  • Ownership: Working at In The Pocket means accepting a high level of autonomy. You take ownership and show the ability to decide and act for the good of the company.
  • Integrity: Stick to your values, even when it doesn’t pay off in the short term. In The Pocket relies on trust and openness, which in turn relies on your integrity.
  • Lead & Educate: Digital technologies are changing the world. We go all in, head-first. We take the lead in designing and building with emerging technologies. We share our passion and knowledge with as many people as possible.
  • Agility: In The Pocket is permanently under construction. We never settle, it’s never done. Observing, adapting and improving is in our nature. That resonates with the people who work here. We are always looking for a better solution, always ready for the next step, pragmatic and committed to move forward.
  • Team: As individuals we are bright and talented, as a team we’re unbeatable. We are open and positive, constructive and honest. We help and inspire our colleagues to do their best work.

 

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